Please click on the link below to view a letter regarding the wider opening of school.
Monday - English and spelling games
Online Maths games - timetables and counting
Last Thursday, children from Key Stage 2 were kindly invited to attend St John the Baptist Church for a Christingle Service. Thankfully the weather was extremely kind to us and as 120 children walked proudly through the village, the sun shone.
Reverend Plant greeted the children at the church door and everyone focussed on the beautiful sight at the altar, more than 120 Christingles which had been lovingly made by members of the church. Reverend Plant gave the children a quick safety talk about handling lit candles and the service began with a hearty rendition of the traditional carol, We Three Kings of Orient Are.
The children were told of the significance of the Christingle and how it enables Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ as the ‘Light of the World’. The service also gave us an opportunity to think of other children, who often need the help of The Children’s Society, and how we can support this.
We came back to school with both children and staff commenting that they felt part of a big family. Our thanks to Reverend Plant and all those church members who worked hard to produce the Christingles. The children are still talking about their experience in church and the significance of the Christingle.
Yesterday, children from our school had the incredible opportunity to join the rest of our Embark family on a once in a lifetime time trip to London.
After an early start and a long bus journey we arrived in London. Our first stop was the world famous Pineapple Dance Studio. Here we were fortunate to take part in a workshop run by cast members from the Lion King. We even got the chance to question them about their jobs and how they began their careers in dance.
After working up an appetite we headed to Covent Garden for Pizza. The meal was best summed up by one young lady, who's feedback was, "Mr Redmond, I must be dreaming because I am in heaven". The best was yet to come! With full stomachs we headed to the Lyceum Theatre, where we were treated to a backstage entrance and perfect seats to enjoy the show! We were astounded by every aspect of the show; dancing, singing, costumes, lights, props and more. The children even managed to spot the dancers we had learnt from in the morning.
All in all, we had an experience I'm sure the children will never forget. It was a pleasure to be a part of. Even more so to see the children represent their school through their respectful behaviour and incredible manners.
14th November 2019
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 😊🎃🎃🎃
What a wonderful day was had by all at our school Summer Fayre ! Thank you to those of you who attended.
Thank you to the children who sang so beautifully to open the fayre, to the parents, grandparents, family and friends of the school who spent lots of money and to the staff who gave up their Saturday and supported our children as always.
The PTFA have worked so hard to make it all happen led by Mrs Ufton our PTFA chairperson. Without the PTFA to raise funds the children would miss out on so many wonderful resources. We are delighted that the PTFA raised over £1300 yesterday which is a huge reward for all their time and effort and we are extremely grateful to them .
As you know our core beliefs of Embark Federation are : Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Success - all 4 were definitely clear to see at our Summer Fayre-Thank you everyone for playing your part.
The smiles on the children’s faces were a pleasure for all to see !
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!
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.