It was a real pleasure to lead Gold Book assembly at the beginning of the month as we had a special presentation to make.
Liam in Class 5 had managed to walk up Mount Snowdon, the highest in Wales, to raise money for Gold September charity which is very close to all our hearts at Smalley.
He raised a massive £301 and presented the cheque to trustees of the charity Mrs Longdon, Mrs Evans and myself.
It was lovely to welcome Liam's family to the assembly on this special occasion. I have since handed the cheque over and everyone at Gold September are very appreciative of such a kind gesture.
Wow! What a busy few weeks we've had! Today was the final session of Christmas Cake Club and we are very proud of the children's effort and enthusiasm. We have produced 20 fantastic Christmas cakes, all unique and special :-). We hope that you enjoy cutting your cake and enjoying it over the Christmas time. Huge well done children!!! And a big thank you to the grown ups at home for providing the long list of equipment and ingredients. It is much appreciated by the children and staff, helping us to provide this wonderful experience for the children.
What a wonderful first session in Christmas Cake Club today! I hope you all enjoy baking your cakes at home tonight. The instructions for baking are in the Club packs I gave out last week but here is a reminder: Bake in the middle of the oven at 140 degrees Celsius for about two to four hours. The time will depend on the type of oven. Keep checking by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake until it comes out clean.
Cool the cake overnight, and once cooled remove it from the tin, wrap in cling film and keep it in the cupboard til the next club (5th Dec).
Well done bakers!
I was lucky to watch a fantastic Handball session after school which was our first inter-school session for children at Smalley and Kilburn.
This was a great chance to link together as two schools and practice before the competition in a couple of weeks time. This will hopefully give the children a slight advantage over the other schools attending but more importantly have fun and make friends with others from the Embark Family.
A huge thank you to Mr Whiteman and Mrs Shaw for organising this and we are looking forward to the next inter school sports session in December.
Well done children and good luck in the competition.
I have been looking through the website and noticed that we have reached the landmark of 3800 comments on the site during half term! Thank you to all our staff, children, parents and grandparents for keeping the website an up to date, current blog of all the exciting things that are happening at our school.