Last week we welcomed special visitors into school. Members of our “Smalley Old Boys” and representatives from the Richardson Foundation came to school to enjoy lunch in Class 6. They then met children from Year 5 and 6 and enjoyed a presentation, by the children, of our Remembrance service, which was then aired on the BBC news the very next day.
It is always a privilege to watch the children and adults sing ‘Abide with me’ together in our school hall. Welcoming our wider community into school always gives our children a valuable experience and it is greatly appreciated by all of our visitors too.
This week in Class 1 we have spent a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a good friend. The children particularly enjoyed listening to the story 'Have You Filled A Bucket Today?' by Carol McCloud. This book explains how everyone carries an invisible bucket of happiness around with them all of the time. To fill your bucket you need to be a kind, respectful person who says and does nice things to make others feel special. During circle time we all managed to think of something kind we had done that day for our families and friends. In history the children worked in friendship groups to build a model of a castle. As well as observing great teamwork within groups, it was lovely to see groups helping each other when they encountered difficulties. Well done Class 1 - keep filling those buckets!
November 9th 2018
Today, our children continued to make us so very proud. Our Remembrance Service, led by Year 6, and supported by Key Stage 2 children was just beautiful. The children were so very respectful as they reflected on the soldiers who have lost their lives fighting for the freedom that we have today.
Smalley's Remembrance Service is always a special event in our school year and this was captured by the BBC news team today, who came to film the pride that we have in our past and the hope we have for our future.
We will remember them.
Wow! What a fantastic turn out for our first ever Smalley school Pumpkin Parade. We enjoyed seeing the amazing pumpkin creations and drinking yummy hot chocolate after school. A wonderful event for everyone- thank you to the PTFA for organising! Here is a video for your enjoyment 😊🎃🎃🎃