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Bouncing for Basketball!

On Tuesday this week, some of our Year 6 pupils attended an Amber Valley Basketball competition held at Aldercar school. 

The team started on a high with a 14 -0  victory and then went on to win the rest of their games in their group. As a result,  they moved forwarded to the semi finals against Codnor Primary school  and after full time and nearly 10 minutes extra time , it was still a draw and they then lost out to a golden goal ! 

The children, despite being very disappointed, should be very proud of themselves as they were all outstanding , and consequently, finished 3rd overall. 

Thank you to Mrs Evans for her help and to our supporters, as always. 

Pumpkin Parade 2018


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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ



Kwik Cricket

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After school last night, a selection of our children attended our cluster Amber Valley Kwik Cricket event, held at Denby Cricket Club. Split into two teams, they each played in mini leagues of three teams to compete for a place in the finals next week. 

Our mixed year team played really well together and despite losing their games by small margins, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and showed good potential for the future. 

The Year 6 team won both their games convincingly, against Coppice School and our friends at Kilburn. Some great batting, with a handful of fours and sixes, ensured their passage through to the finals at Quarndon Cricket Club next Wednesday. 

Thank you as always to our supporters and to Mrs Rawlings and Mrs McDonald for their help. 

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. ๐ŸŠ

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.