Mrs Domkowicz spoke today at The Derbyshire Computing Conference. The title of her workshop was 'Inspiring learners through the use of iPads.'
She ran four workshops for teachers, headteachers and teaching and learning consultants from across Derbyshire that were attended by over 75 people! Delegates were buzzing and she received wonderful feedback.
A massive thank you to Mrs Domkowicz for sharing her practice in this way. In the last 12 months Smalley staff have led workshops at the Reading, Maths and Pupil Premium Conference. Mrs Armitage and I also led four governor briefings. As well as this we often have staff from other schools that come to Smalley to learn from our staff and observe their lessons.
This highlights what a strong and talented team we have at Smalley and we are incredibly lucky.
Enjoy the pictures below!
The children in all year groups were recently involved in a school friendship survey. As you may be aware our 'Friendship Week' was in the Autumn Term and continuing on from this we have been promoting positive relationships across the school.
As part of this ongoing initiative the children's data was collected and analysed. Reception children and Class 1 spoke about friendships and their data was collected through circle time and verbal discussions and Classes 2-6 completed a written response.
The following is a summary of our findings:
- A very high percentage of pupils felt safe in the classroom, on the playground and going to and from school.
- The majority of pupils never spend playtimes alone and the ones that indicated occasionally they did have been spoken to individually and issues addressed in a positive and nurturing way.
As part of our British Values in school we always listen to each other's opinions. Our children are made aware of our differences, tolerating others and being kind and caring towards each other.
We have many visitors in our school each week for a variety of reasons ( Teaching and Learning consultants, prospective parents, volunteers, outside agencies, members of the community and school governors) . We pride ourselves on the comments we receive about our warm welcome and the friendly atmosphere which helps us to create a caring environment for your children.
Finally, we are thrilled with the hugely positive response from our survey and as an ongoing commitment to your children we strive to promote a happy, safe and friendly environment here at Richardson Endowed Primary.
Thank you for supporting us.
How exciting, a rare event is currently underway....are you watching it safely? Please see the following article to help you to view it safely....enjoy - the next one will be in 2026!
What funny faces class 6 have! Brilliant to see so many funny faces in aid of charity.
Enjoy our Red Nose Day selfies.....
We have been busy this week completing our maths curse stories, ready for filming next week and starting to think about our scripts for Dr. Who.The weather was glorious yesterday ,so we took advantage of the spring temperatures and rehearsed outside.....It was all a bit of a drama!!!!
We’re looking forward to another exciting week in school.
in school on Friday, 13th March 2015.
We will be following the theme of
‘Make Your Face Funny For Money’!
So please get your thinking caps on, accessories or face paint out and prepare to make us all smile with your funny face creation!
On the day, we would like to collect a donation on the day of £1 to support this worthy cause.
Many thanks for your support.
The Smalley Staff Team
HAPPY BOOK WEEK!
How wonderful to come into school and feel the 'buzz' about books.
I could hear children laughing, chatting, sharing and explaining about their special book.
I could see smiles, excitement, happiness and fun as children came dressed as a
book character or in their pjs!
Please enjoy the photos that were taken during book swap with Year 5 and 4
and book character/pj day.
Watch out for a post from Mrs Rhodes who has more memories from Book Week!
Thank you children, parents, helpers and staff - another special week in school.
We have been celebrating book week non-stop in class 6 and what a great time we are having! Yesterday, year 6 teamed up with their buddies to share their Beano comics and their favourite story. What a lovely 'buzz' could be felt, as children were listening to,and responding to, some fabulous stories. Today class 6 have been involved in a writer's workshop.We watched Virtually live webcast of 'The diary of Dennis the menace'and discovered how the author of the Beano diaries first became interested in writing.Beginning our planning process with some story mapping and vocabulary collection,thanks to our resident artist Luke and our wordsmith, Harvey; we were then on a strict deadline to word-process,edit,proof-read and publish our writing by the deadline of 3pm. See our amazing journey in pictures.....