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Mini leaders strike out!




Our Year 6 Mini Leader children enjoyed a much deserved treat yesterday to say thank you for all their hard work.

This year was the first year of our Mini Leader programme, and it’s been a huge success! These children have delivered play time activities across the school, in supporting the midday team to ensure that the other pupils enjoy a fun filled play time experience. 

As a reward for all their dedication, they enjoyed a ten pin bowling afternoon at MFA Bowling in Ilkeston, joined by Mr Crawford and Mr Redgrave. As you can see,  they all had a fantastic time. 

Thank you and well done again to each of our Mini Leaders! 

Creative Art in Class 5!

As part of our work in RE, on religions in other cultures, Class 5 enjoyed an afternoon with Miss Russell, creating colourful Rangoli patterns for their prayer mat designs. 

Originating from Hinduism, Rangoli patterns are usually made from household items, like rice and flour, and are created during the time of festivals, such as Diwali. The designs are usually geometric but may also be floral, using flower petals to decorate them. 

Class 5 collected lots of household items, like bottle tops and lids, and recycled these when creating their amazing designs. Here are some examples of their beautiful artwork.  





Tough Runner debut for Smalley!



On Thursday this week, a small group of children took on the challenge of the Tough Runner course, held at Eyes Meadow in Duffield.

The course was approximately 800m, ran as a relay, and comprised of a variety of  obstacles, similar to those on an assault course. Cargo nets, climbing walls, balance beam and water slide were just a few of the challenges that faced the teams, who also had to carry a rugby ball around with them, instead of a relay baton. 

In total, there were 42 teams and we finished a very respectable 15th place and the children enjoyed the fun, particularly the water. 

Well done to all the team and thank you to the supporters who came to watch. 


Football fever!


Class R have got football fever!!! We are loving the World Cup at the moment and it has meant we can learn about teams, countries, flags, winning, losing, keeping on trying and being a team! 

We were so excited about England winning yesterday so we set up our own penalty shootout game. The children came up with ideas of what to use for goalposts and they enjoyed trying to score goals! 

Come on England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿😊

The Great White Shark









World Cup Fever!


The World Cup is upon us and some of Year 5/6 children were asked to play in a friendly match against Langley Mill Junior School, on Thursday after school. 

Playing 9 a-side, we started the game well and scored early on to take the lead and they equalised soon after. At this point, we took control of the game with some excellent midfield work, creating chance after chance. Our staunch defence only allowed one more past them until we finally finished the game , after two 30 minute halves, victorious with a score of 8-2. Two players scored a hat trick and  it was a wonderful match, with some amazing footwork and great teamwork.  Thank you to everyone who attended and watch out, we definitely have some footballing stars of the future! 

Cricket Finals!



Following on from our success at the Cluster cricket rounds last week, we proceeded through to the Amber Valley Area finals at Quarndon Cricket Club on Wednesday evening this week. 

Taking part in one of three mini leagues, we won both games against Ambergate and Codnor well  but lost to St Johns Belper, who went on to be the overall winners. 

Some great batting scores and catches saw us into a 3rd place playoff with William Gilbert, which we won handsomely. 

Thank you to the children for their efforts and sporting behaviour and to all our supporters who attended the event, along with Mrs Rawlings for her help also. 

Shipwreck Explorers!

Class 1 became 'Shipwreck Explorers' this week. They collected and examined evidence and then wrote adjectives to describe the different materials they found. Great job Class 1!


Swimming Gala Champions


In a very busy sporting week at Smalley, we started with an amazing success.

Despite only having a team of 10, we attended the Amber Valley Schools swimming gala at Belper Leisure Centre, on Monday morning. 

Each child swam in an individual race, along with paired races, girls and boys relay and a whole team relay. We performed fantastically, with some children swimming more than one length. In the final team relay, we finished almost 2 lengths in front of the other schools. 

Out of 21 races in total, we achieved a superb

10 x 1st places

5 x 2nd places

2 x 3rd places. 

As a result, we finished in overall first place by a clear 12 points, with each child receiving a medal and certificate and a trophy! A massive thank you to all the children for cheering and supporting each other on. Thank you also to those parents who were able to attend and cheer us on. 

Fantastic start to the week! 

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