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  • The Dream Machine - By Angela Holwell

    Published 04/05/22

    We are both proud and excited to share with you that Mrs Holwell, our Nursery teacher, is now a published author; she has had her children’s book officially published and it is now available to buy. This is a fantastic achievement and we are so pleased that all of her hard work and efforts, in creating this book has been recognised. Please see the attached for details of Mrs Holwell’s book.

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  • The Commonwealth Games 'Fly the Flag' Competition

    Published 04/05/22

    In February, Smith's Wood pupils were asked to enter a competition celebrating the Commonwealth Games and under the theme of 'Bringing People Together', organised by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson. Pupils across all year groups, from Year 1 to Year 6, either wrote a story or a poem linking to the theme. All of our entries are being displayed in The Core Theatre in July 2022 ahead of the Commonwealth Games. To celebrate a commemorative certificate and badge were awarded to several hard working pupils. Well done to everyone who entered! 

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  • Do the Commonwealth Conga!

    Published 29/04/22

    The children were set a challenge by Perry the Bull to complete a certain amount of laps around the playground. Each year group aimed for 2 laps around our KS2 MUGA whilst the popular 'Black Lace - Do the Conga' song was on repeat for all year groups. Some children were chosen as the baton bearer for the event as they showed the Solihull Sports Games values of determination, honesty, teamwork, self-belief, passion and respect. We all had so much fun! 

    For more pictures, please see our gallery

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  • Pupil of the Week

    Published 29/04/22

    Each week, we celebrate our ‘Pupils of the Week’ from each year group. Pupils can be recognised for this weekly award for a variety of reasons. They may have excelled in a particular subject through the week; may have shown one, or more, of the school values in abundance, or they may have impressed their teacher, or other staff members with a huge amount of effort. Whatever they are nominated for, they are recognised in the whole school achievement assembly, receive a certificate to take home and get to wear one of our prestigious black and gold t-shirts.

    Well done to our ‘Pupil of the Week’ winners this week:

    Charlotte - REB

    Alfie-Jay - RHP

    Millie - 1ERS

    Nathan – 1SG

    Harrison - 3JC

    Willow - 3LB

    Tommy – 4BB

    Liarna-Rae – 4MH

    Gracie-Mae - 5NW

    Chloe - 6AM

    Rebecca - 6RO

    Adam – 6ST

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  • Year 3 Take a Trip to Blakesley Hall

    Published 29/04/22

    This week, Year 3 went on a trip to Blakesley Hall to kickstart their new topic of the Tudors! Throughout the morning, they had a tour of the Tudor house where Richard and Elizabeth Smallbroke used to live and learnt all about their lives; some children even dressed up as them and their servants! After a lunch break, they then experienced some fun Tudor activities which included writing with quill and ink, taking brass rubbings of famous historical figures and looking at Tudor artefacts. The day was all about learning the difference in the lives of rich and poor Tudors and the children had a brilliant day! 

    For more pictures from the trip, please see our gallery

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  • Weekly Attendance​​​​​​​

    Published 29/04/22

    Our overall attendance this week was 97.3%

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  • End of Term Newsletter

    Published 08/04/22

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     Please find our school newsletter, for the 2nd half of the Spring term. The newsletter for this half term has been written by pupils in the school, who attended the ‘Newspaper Club’. They worked on the publication of the newsletter for 12 weeks and have tied all of their research and ideas into this final version for you. We hope you agree that they have done a fantastic job of sharing many key events which have taken place this half term.

     It has been another busy, yet challenging half term at Smith’s Wood, with many pupils and staff continuing to be struck by the never ending Covid pandemic. However, we have all kept in good spirits and the school has ensured that your child has continued to receive their education from our team of dedicated staff. As always, we would like to thank parents and carers for the support they have continued to show the school over the term.

     We hope that you all are looking forward to a lovely 2 week break over the Easter holidays and you get chance to spend some quality time with your family and friends, eating lots of chocolate, hopefully in some sunshine.

     School breaks up today and reopens on Monday 25th April for all pupils. The school office will close at 3.45pm on Friday 8th April and reopen at 8.00am on Monday 25th. We look forward to seeing all pupils , back in school at 8.45am, on Monday 25th April.

     Miss D Givens


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  • Pupil of the Term

    Published 08/04/22

    Today we have celebrated our pupils of the term. These children have been nominated by their class teachers to receive an end of term prize. This is a prestigious award, as the pupil of the term nominations are for those children who have impressed their teachers repeatedly over the whole of the Spring term. We would like to congratulate all of our pupil of the term winners and thank them for showing the school values in abundance this term.

    REB – Seren

    RHP – Betty

    RPM – Jai

    1SG – Phoebe

    1ERS – Calum

    2CP – Angela

    2CS – Tyler

    3LB – Isabelle

    3JC – Summer Rose

    4BB – Aamira

    4MH – Mia

    5ES – Morgan

    5NW – Hannah

    6AM – Kian

    6RO – Kiara

    6ST – Anchveer

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  • Weekly Attendance​​​​​​​

    Published 08/04/22

    Our overall attendance this week was 91.6%

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  • Eggciting Easter Events at Smith's Wood

    Published 08/04/22

    Children from EYFS and KS1 took part in an eggciting Easter bonnet parade today as they paraded around the school to a wonderous applause from KS2; children in KS2 also wowed us with their eggtravagently decorated eggs and they were proudly displayed in school for all to see.  It was fantastic to see so many creative and eggcellent Easter creations and it looked as though the children enjoyed creating their masterpieces at home, I know it was very hard to pick a winner in each class.

    For more pictures and our KS1/KS2 winning designs, please see our gallery

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  • The Wonderful Wordle Competition

    Published 08/04/22

    Last night, pupils of years 5 and 6 were invited to participate in a House Competition based on the popular game Wordle. Each house had to discover the mystery 4 and 5 letter words, as well as trying to solve the 10 letter bonus rounds! Congratulations to Super House in 1st place, Hulk in 2nd, Spider in 3rd and Bat in 4th. A fantastic effort from all children who were involved!

    For more pictures from the night, please see our gallery

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  • Golden Shelf Winners

    Published 07/04/22

    Each half-term, a winner is chosen from each class for a golden shelf pass! This means that they are allowed to choose any golden book to take home and read. This half-term, teachers chose children who put in a lot of effort with their reading at home. Well done to our lucky winners! 

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