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KS2 Tennis stars!


Some of our KS2 children were awarded their certificates in Gold Book assembly this Friday , having represented school in a AVSSP Tennis tournament at Heanor Leisure Crntre last Tuesday evening. 

They competed in singles matches against several local schools , and against each other, showing some excellent skill for their age. 

The final result being that we finished second overall, just a few points behind Codnor School. Fantastic effort by all our children and thank you to Miss Longden for her support and to our parents. 

En Garde!

It was a real privilege to watch our children take part in a Fencing Competition tonight. Children from Kilburn and Smalley joined together to put the skills they have learned at Fencing Club into practice. 

The children demonstrated a huge amount of skill and sportsmanship which was great to see. 

The competition was incredibly close but Kilburn pipped Smalley to the title and have a lovely cup to display in school.

There was a great turnout from parents and grandparents and everyone had a fantastic time. Thank you all for your support.

Thanks also to Premier Sport for organising the event. 

Enjoy the pictures below! 



Basketball practice with our Embark friends at Kilburn!

It was a privilege to watch children from both Embark schools practice their Basketball skills earlier in the week.

Thank you Mr Whiteman and Mrs Shaw for making this happen and to all parents for helping with transport.

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Handball practice for Embark Federation!

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. 


Swimming Gala


Well done Y5/Y6 swimming team. 🏊

Fantastic performance in the swimming gala finishing 4th, very narrowly missing out on a 3rd place finish! 


Another Sporting Success!


Earlier this week , two teams of our Year 6 pupils attended the Amber Valley Cluster Table Tennis competition at Aldercar High School. Following a successful lunch time club, it was clear we have several excellent players within the school, which had to be entered into competition against other schools.

With eight teams in total, we played a mixture of singles games in both girls and boys format, followed by some mixed doubles matches.  All our children proved to be extremely successful, taking great delight when winning their matches comfortably but it was a surprise to hear that we achieved 1st and 3rd place overall.

Well done to both teams , who represented school wonderfully as always and a big thank you to our parents , for their support throughout and to Mrs Smith for attending too. 



Fantastic Futsal!


Fantastic Futsal

Our sports teams are going from strength to strength this school year with another amazing performance last night. Our year 5/6 Futsal team attended a competition,held at Alfreton Leisure Centre , after school. There were 9 teams in total, split into 3 smaller leagues, and we topped our league with wins against Heage Primary (1-0) and after a nail-biting penalty shoot out, won 2-1 against Riddings Primary

We then moved on to a winners league play off for overall 1st place, where we lost 2-0 to Mundy Juniors, and only 1-0 to overall winners, Swanwick.

All our team played exceptionally well but some fantastic saves from our goalkeeper kept us in the game on more than one occasion.  A big thank you to all our parents, who came to support and help at the touch line and to Mrs Shaw and Mrs Parkinson.

Yr 5/6 bounce through to Borough finals!


Basketball Competition.

Apologies again for the technical issues in the delay in making this post. 

Last Tuesday, we entered two mixed teams to the Amber Valley Heanor Cluster competition at Aldercar High School. Following on from our huge success last year and as County Champions, we knew the competition would be stiff this time around, however the children gave 100% as always. Our B team improved greatly throughout the tournament and for their consistent sporting behaviour were awarded a Sporting Achievement award , with a particular mention for Tom Goodliffe in Year 6 , for showing fairness to other players and supporting the referees decisions. 

Our other Team  won most of their  games and drew only one against local rivals Mandy Juniors A .  Both teams shared  the same results at the final count up therefore  both go through to the Borough Finals,  however Smalley finished in overall first position with the most baskets scored throughout, winning a medal and certificate each, along with another trophy. 

A fantastic performance from all our children and very proud of their passion and desire but more importantly, that sportsmanship that we always show to every other school and each other. 

Many thanks to Mr Thorpe for his invaluable help on the sideline and to all our parents for their support , as always.

Borough Finals , here we come! 

Tag Rugby 2016!

It was a privilege to attend tonight's Tag Rugby competition and watch the skill, determination and teamwork of our year 5 and 6 pupils. They played really well, scored some wonderful team tries and came third in their group.

A huge thank you to Mrs Shaw as always for organising the team and to our parents and grandparents who braved the cold to support the team!

Well done to all, I hope Wales show as much skill this Saturday!

Tag Rugby 2016!

Run Smalley, run!


Athletics Competition


Our Year 3/4 athletics team attended the Amber Valley Cluster finals after school today at Alfreton Leisure Centre, eager to build on previous successes at this event. 

Our team of four boys and four girls, competed hard in all field and running events, supporting and cheering each other on throughout. 

As the scores and times were accumulative, it was a closely ran thing and we were delighted to be awarded the runners up position, out of 11 schools, losing out by only 10 points  to overall winners, William Gilbert

A big thank you to Mrs Rawlings and Mrs Drury for their help and to our parents for their attendance and support. We are very proud of all our children  for their good sportsmanship and determination,  keep running Team Smalley!