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July 2022

  • Year 6 Awards

    Published 21/07/22

    Today has been a wonderful and memorable day for Year 6, on their last day at Smith's Wood we like to celebrate all their achievements to date. We are beyond proud of our Year 6 cohort. The class of 2022 have gone above and beyond in all areas. Their perseverance through all that life has thrown at them in recent years is testament to their upbringing and attitude towards the school they have called home for the past 8 years. We wish them well on the next stage of their journey and look forwards to hearing of their successes in the years to come! 

    From Mr Taylor, Miss Owen, Mr Mills, Mrs Winters, Miss Rea, Mrs Thornton and all the staff here at Smith's Wood Primary academy.

    Below are our Year 6 awards winners as well as the spectacular awards they have won!

    Seanna - Rocker of the Year award

    Iman - The Golden Egg Award

    Nouria - Diamond Personaility Award

    Megad - All Round Excellence Award

    Kiara - The Turner Prize for Attendance

    Kyle - Outstanding Effort Award

    Brooke - Outstanding Musician Award

    Bobby - Sporting Achievement Award

    Owen - Outstanding Academic Award

    Jaxon - House Point Winner

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  • Simply the Best!

    Published 21/07/22

    We are immensely proud to announce that Smith's Wood Primary Academy has been awarded the prestigious accolade of the Quality Mark Distinction for Physical Education.

    Here at Smith's Wood, we are fortunate enough to have an outstanding and dedicated sports team who have worked tirelessly to highlight the importance of a high-quality physical education, ensuring PE has a prominent role in the curriculum and beyond. 

    Smith's Wood are the first primary school in Solihull to receive the Quality Mark award as well as being the first Primary school in Solihull to be awarded a distinction mark.

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  • Future Stars Club

    Published 19/07/22

    This term children in Years 3 and 4 have been joining Miss Gibbs and Miss Parker to create "The Greatest Show!".

    The children have worked hard on their performing skills and building their confidence. We are so proud of their efforts as they put together a piece they then showed to an audience of their family - superstars in the making!

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  • Pupil of the Week

    Published 15/07/22

    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:

    Lottie-Leigh - REB

    Presley - RHP

    Daisy-Mai - RPM

    Thomas – 1ERS

    Harriet - 1SG

    Logan-Jay - 2CS

    Elijah - 2CS

    Flynn - 3JC

    Isabelle - 3LB

    Harper-Leigh - 4BB

    Jasmine – 4MH

    Ruby - 5ES

    Megan - 5NW

    Jadey - 6AM

    Matthew - 6RO

    Keeley - 6ST

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  • Keeping safe in the heat

    Published 15/07/22

    In light of the upcoming weather forecast for Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July, please can we ask parents to make sure that their child comes to school with a hat, plenty of liquids to drink and has had sun cream applied. The school will be taking precautionary steps to ensure that the rooms are ventilated and that children do not spend any large amounts of time outside, or in the sun whilst the temperatures are predicted to be so high. Children will have access to drinks throughout the day, with stations being set up outside the classrooms for when children are outside for the short periods of time. If you can ensure that your child is wearing their summer school uniform (summer dress or shorts and a polo shirt), has a hat with them, sunglasses, sun cream and a water bottle which can be refilled, then this will all help to support in the predicted high temperatures.  

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  • Weekly Attendance

    Published 15/07/22

    Our overall attendance this week was 90.4%

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  • Spider House Take Pole Position

    Published 15/07/22

    Last night saw the hall transformed into the Smith's Wood Speedrome to mark our inaugural MarioKart House Competition. The occasion was marked by a cacophony of sound as screeching tyres and determined cheering set the backdrop for a thrilling set of races. Competition was fierce but all teams were able to persevere through all the way to the final races with an astounding display of sportsmanship and friendship cheering for each and every racer!

    High quality of competition saw some races down to the wire, however, Spider House were able to drift through into first place securing the podium as the very first MarioKart House Competition winners!

    Well done to Spider House and all houses for a spectacular night

    For more pictures from the competition, please see our gallery

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  • Year 1's Medieval Adventure at Warwick Castle

    Published 15/07/22

    Yesterday, our Year 1's visited Warwick Castle. We had an amazing fun-filled day, where we got to walk around and experience a real-life castle, watch a falcon bird show at the Conqueror's Fortress, walk around the Horrible Histories maze and meet our very new friend - Zog! The children were an absolute credit to the school and showed impeccable behaviour throughout the day, complemented by members of the public and staff. We made lots of lovely memories to end the year on - what a fabulous day!

    For more pictures from the trip, please see our gallery

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  • Smith's Wood Music Wall

    Published 13/07/22

    This is our new music wall in the sensory garden! Many thanks to Mrs Evans who has created this with the help of Forest School children. This area is available for the children to use at any point throughout the school day. Our Year-one children recently visited and had this to say... 

    ' It's so good because there is lots to explore!' Jayda (1ERS)

    'It's so fun, you can learn to make an entire song!' Freddie (1SG)

    'It's just so cool!' Eli (1ERS) 

    The wall will also be having additional work with musical keywords being added soon! 

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  • Nursery Visit Ash End Farm​​​​​​​

    Published 13/07/22

    This week, Nursery children enjoyed a fun filled day at Ash End Farm which included lots of hands on experiences including bottle feeding a baby lamb, feeding goats and sheep and also holding a newly hatched chick before rummaging in the chicken coops to select their very own  egg. In addition to this they got to see horses, cows, donkeys, reptiles and birds of prey to mention a few!

    They even got to see piglets born only 4 hours earlier.

    Amazingly, Nursery even had time for a picnic together, time to explore the farm and play on the parks all before returning to school full of smiles!

    For more pictures from the trip, please see our gallery

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  • Reception Trip to Hatton Country World!

    Published 13/07/22

    Last week, Reception children had an amazing day at Hatton Country World! The weather was kind to us and we were able to explore and learn lots about the animals they have there. 

    We had a tractor ride adventure around the farm, discovering some fun facts about the animals - the donkey that was featured in the Nativity films (bubbles) lives there! The children also had some exploring time looking at their selection of snakes, lizards spiders and even a terrapin called Terry! We were able to feed the big goats, stroke the younger goats, gold guinea pigs and stroke a lovely bearded dragon called Bobby. The children also enjoyed a quick play in the soft play area and a ride on the tall dragon sack slide! 

    Overall, we loved our Reception trip!

    For more pictures from the trip, please see our gallery

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  • Roarsome Lionesses of Smith's Wood

    Published 11/07/22

    This afternoon, the Smith's Wood Lionesses graced the hallowed turf of Bodymoor Heath (Training Ground for Aston Villa). Proudly representing their given country of the Netherlands, the girls tackled extreme temperatures and high quality competition in the Girls Mini European Championships. Our school values were on display in abundance, most specifically perseverance and determination to carry them through the competition. Despite the gruelling conditions, fun was had by all, we are immensely proud of our Smith's Wood Lionesses. 

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