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April 2021

  • The Captain Tom 100 Challenge at Smith's Wood

    Published 30/04/21

    Today, Smiths Wood Primary Academy participated in the Captain Tom 100 challenge! His simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” –inspired millions around the world and brought hope and joy to so many. The whole school, from Nursery to Year 6, took part in completing 100 laps of the school MUGA. We skipped, hopped, ran and walked our way around the MUGA in support of Captain Tom's achievements! Some of us even balanced cones on our heads and passed rugby balls to each other whilst doing so! In a year where our school has been learning apart, the Captain Tom 100 challenge offered a fun way to come together and celebrate his life!

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  • Welcome Back

    Published 23/04/21

    Thank you to all pupils, parents and staff or making the first week back, after the Easter holidays, a very successful one.

    Not only has the sun been shining for a lot of the week, but it has been so good to see all our pupils, back in their classrooms, learning with their teachers and friends. The staggered start and finish times continue to be in place and this has meant that there is a swift and controlled way for our pupils to come to school.

    Could we please ask that any parents, who are using the parking spaces outside the doctor’s surgery, pay careful attention to pedestrians and pupils, who may be crossing the road to get into school. When reversing out of these spaces, please take care and be mindful of the large volume of people walking to and from school.

    Please take a look at our gallery, which gives a snapshot of some of the exciting learning which our pupils have taken part in next week. We have had a fantastic week of learning and look forward to continuing this journey as we move into the rest of the summer term.

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  • Smith's Wood End of Term Message

    Published 01/04/21

    Please find attached the school’s Spring 2 newsletter summarising some key points from this half term. We wish you all a Happy Easter holiday; enjoy the break with your families and keep safe.

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  • Smith's Wood Easter Celebrations

    Published 01/04/21

    We have had a fantastic day day at Smith's Wood. All pupils had the opportunity to participate in our decorate an egg eggtravaganza and this year the standard of entry was eggtremely high! We were blown away by the eggcellent creativity demonstrated by pupils. Well done to all who took part. Please enjoy the cracking photos of their work in our gallery.

    Please see below for our winners from each class:

    Nursery AM Group - Brooke
    Nursery PM Group - Jack
    REB - Alannah
    RHP - Arianna
    RPT - Daniel
    1SG - Emilia
    1RC - Meila-Rae
    2HB - Alanna
    2CS - Ethan
    3LB - Alexandra
    3CP - Mia
    4JC - Harvey
    4PW - Isabelle
    5NW - Tiana
    5ES - Lewis 
    5MH - Isaac
    6AM - Harvey (Boris Johnson's eggdress to the Nation)
    6RO - Ryu
    6ST - Charlie (Sir Tom Moore egg)

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  • Red Nose Day at Smith's Wood

    Published 01/04/21

    This week in school we have been raising lots of money for Comic Relief by hosting our own Red Nose Day. Pupils and staff were invited to dress up following the theme of 'My Hero'. We saw an amazing variety of costumes from Spiderman to doctors and even our pupils' own parents and grandparents. We held a variety of activities within our class bubbles including a design a red nose competition and a dance-a-thon.  Everybody thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the day's activities and most importantly, we managed to raise lots of money for Comic Relief!

    For more pictures from our Red Nose Day Celebrations, please see our gallery

    A massive thank you to everyone for taking part, we managed to raise a total of £340.01!

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