Our overall attendance this week was 92.8%
Our overall attendance this week was 92.8%
Smith's Wood Primary took part in the NSPCC's Number Day on Wednesday 30th June. Pupils completed a plethora of exciting numerical challenges and activities, both inside and outside, while showing a true love for Maths! Children created outdoor bar charts, looked at sequences in nature in our Sensory Garden and Pond and took part in some number inspired golf lessons. All this while dressed in their favourite numbers!
All in all, this was to raise money and awareness for the great work done by the NSPCC. As a school, we raised nearly £300. We would like to thank all parents and carers for their support with this brilliant event.
For more pictures from Number Day, please see our gallery
Today is Triple Points Thursday for the Active Together Parks challenge, show your support and get active!
For more information on the Active Parks Challenge, please see here
Please see the attached update from the director of public health at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
It's the end of another fun-filled week here at Smith's Wood, as per usual we have had a lot of exciting and engaging activities throughout the various year groups.
Outdoor Learning club was off to a very artistic start this week as children created outdoor land sculptures from natural materials, inspired by the art of Andy Goldsworthy.
Year 1 Apprentice club have once again shown their innovative and creative thinking by completing their own medieval siege weapons.
Year 2 reading club have been looking at similarities between their own stories and others in the school library as well as enjoying some much-needed outdoor reading time.
Year 3 broke out the watercolours to paint some wonderful pictures of Balea lake in Romania, helping to link to their topic of the Great Adventure.
For more pictures from our fantastic week please see our gallery
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in Active Together Parks, please see the attachment for the current leader board!
Our overall attendance this week was 94.9%
Please see the attached update from Solihull Special Care Dental Service
This week Smith’s Wood have had a wonderful time celebrating the fantastic summer weather, several clubs have made the most of the sunshine and managed to get outside to enjoy their learning.
Years 4 and 2 have both enjoyed reading outside with book club and reading club both taking outdoor lessons this week.
Year 1 Apprentice club have taken their creative designs to the outdoor classroom to pitch ideas for their own inventions.
Year 3 outdoor learning club is off to a fantastic start planting seeds and sketching different plants around the school.
For more pictures from the last week please see our gallery
Our overall attendance this week was 93.1%
Smith's Wood Primary are excited to be taking part in ACTIVE TOGETHER PARKS CHALLENGE!!
What is ACTIVE TOGETHER PARKS?
· The ACTIVE TOGETHER PARKS Challenge has been developed by Solihull School Games Organisers and partners to encourage schools to support their whole school community to get active beyond the school day, and to support the chief medical officers guidance of 60 active minutes a day.
· There are 39 parks/open spaces specific to this challenge, where individuals can get active and earn points along the way. (map attached)
· Each park/open space has a banner or poster with a QR code. When individuals scan one of the QR codes whilst getting active in one of these locations, schools earn points. More scans = more points!
Why take part?
· A great whole-school opportunity to encourage Physical Activity through using the parks and open spaces in Solihull. Let's build on the positive use of parks and open spaces encouraging Physical Activity.
· £2,250 worth of PE/sports equipment is up for grabs.
What do YOU have to do?
The challenge runs Monday 21st June to Friday 16th July we would love you to get active and visit the park, scan the QR code and nominate our school to win the points
Share this information with friends and family to encourage them to visit the park and they can also scan the QR code and nominate our school to win the points.
We will keep you updated with how many points we have collected and how we are doing on the leader board each week. Let’s enjoy our local parks and be active!
Come on Smith's Wood Primary, we can do this!
See the below video and attachments for more information
Here at Smith’s Wood Primary Academy, Pupils have been helping to support Solihull Council’s anti-idling campaign, asking motorists to switch off their car engines when waiting outside the school gates at school collection time to improve the local air quality.
"Our pupils noticed how many cars were left running outside the school so were really keen to be part of this campaign. Pupils have been busy designing posters and parents have been given leaflets to highlight the issue, we also have a banner as an active reminder on our school gates. We have all noticed and appreciate the impact of cleaner air as a result of this campaign" - Mr Mills
Councillor Andy Mackiewicz recently visited Smith’s Wood Primary Academy ahead of Clean Air Day (17 June 2021) to find out what pupils are doing to highlight this important issue.
Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, who is responsible for the borough’s Air Quality Strategy, said: “Air pollution is real, it is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK, so, it is lovely to see local young children getting involved in this very important issue.
Well done to all our pupils who are continuing the campaign to help promote a cleaner Solihull!
For more pictures from the visit, please see our gallery
For the Solihull Council press release, please see here