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Year 4 Handball stars!

On Tuesday this week, six of our Year 4 children attended the Cluster Handball competition at Heanor Leisure Centre. We played against 8 other teams, winning six of those games and narrowly losing the other two by only 1 or 2 points. 

The children worked so hard together scoring lots of goals,showing great sportsmanship throughout and finished in second place, by only one point behind local rivals Howitt. 

Thank you to our support team and Mrs McDonald for her help. Well done children, you did Smalley proud!  87FC1C82-A819-43B1-86DE-D52666CE08C0

Another Smalley sporting success!

Some of our Year 5/6 children attended the Amber Valley area Basketball competition last week at Aldercar High School. Both teams did brilliantly against stiff completion and went on to meet each other in the semi finals, with our A team  coming out the victors. 

They played well as a team in the final and ran out the champions, with our B team finishing in 3rd place. We now go on to the Borough finals in January, hoping to repeat our successes from 2 years ago. 

Thank you to those parents who came to support and to Mr Redmond for his help that evening. We look forward to the New Year and more basketball!  41D8B99D-8658-40D3-8966-CAEC28DB2C8C 71DE5295-1ADB-4F26-ADE0-22F3D28F7865


Phase 4 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Drury

This week we have been looking at 'ow 'words. As well as reading them we have been practising spelling them too.

Here are some of the words we have been learning.


Christmas Fayre!

Please find details of our Christmas Fayre below! We look forward to seeing you there! 


Year 5 English

This morning, Year 5 got into character to help with their creative writing challenge to compose their own magical story. The children completed knightly quests deep in our playground forest and feasted on a sumptuous banquet in the Great Hall to celebrate, after which we knighted Sir Mason, Sir Dylan, Sir Alfie, Dame Lily and Dame Elena as our Knights of the Long Table for their chivalry and gallantry! Now noble knights, I look forward to wonderful writing!



Christmas Cake Club Session 1

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!


Multiplication in Class 1

Class 1 have been multiplying by 2 this week to find the number of legs on play people, the total amount of money using 2p coins and the number of cubes in the towers. Keep up the hard work Class 1!


Christmas cake club

The first session of Christmas Cake Club is Tuesday 21st Nov over lunch and after school. 


Another SPOTACULAR event for Children in Need



THANK YOU so much for raising money for BBC Children in Need. We raised £218.71!

The school council helped with organising the event, taking photographs, collecting and counting the money. Carlo, our school council treasurer announced the grand total in our Gold Book assembly. 

Letters and Sounds with Miss Tulley and Mrs Evans

In our letters and sounds we have been learning to read and recognise the phase 2 tricky words. These are words which cannot be sounded out, we have to learn them by sight and memory. You can practise these at home by looking for them in your reading books.