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Diary Dates 

W/C 30th Nov - Christmas Cards to be posted

Friday 4th Dec - Raffle prizes due in

W/C 7th Dec - Raffle tickets on sale

Tue 8th Dec - Bags 2 School

Thu 10th Dec - Reception Parents Information Session @ 10:00

Fri 11th Dec - Christmas Jumper Day 

W/C 14th Dec - Christmas Raffle

W/C 14th Dec - Christmas Gifts For Sale

Thu 17th Dec - Christmas Dinner

Fri 18th Dec - School Closes

Tue 5th Jan - School Opens

Tue 23rd Feb - Pupil Photos

Thu 4th Mar - World Book Day

Fri 19th Mar - Comic Relief

Mon 22nd Mar - World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Staggered times 

Starfish Explorers 12.30-2.50pm

Starfish 8.40-2.50pm

Dolphins 8.45-2.55pm

Lions 8.50-3pm

Eagles 8.55-3.05pm

If you have several children, they can come to school together, please use the youngest childs start and end time. 

 

After school club needs to be pre-booked and runs from 3-5.30.  Please email admin@kirksmeaton.n-yorks.sch.uk 

 

NOTICES 

The DfE have launched a helpline to answer your questions about COVID-19 in relation to education. You can contact them on:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.

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If your child is due to start secondary school in 2021, applications are open until 31st October 2020. Further information can be found here.

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Please make sure all children have their PE kits on Wednesdays and the below;

Dolphins - Thu

Lions - Tue, Thu

Eagles - Mon, Fri

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 Information regarding our current Y6's applying for secondary schools can be found here.

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Information from our Healthy Child Team for our Year 6 pupils can be found below.

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British Values

Kirk Smeaton C of E School is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith are ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Kirk Smeaton C of E School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The examples that follow show some of the many ways Kirk Smeaton C of E School seeks to embed British values.

Democracy

The principle of democracy is consistently being reinforced, with democracy processes being used for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for school and ethos councils. The principle of democracy is also explored in the History and Religious Studies curriculum as well as in form time and assemblies. 

The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced. 
Students are taught the rules and expectations of the school which are highlighted by the student code of conduct and student expectations.  Students are taught the value and the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.  Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service reinforce this message.

Individual liberty

At Kirk Smeaton C of E School, students are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Staff at Kirk Smeaton C of E  School educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. 

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through e-safety.

We has a robust anti-bullying culture and has in place a comprehensive Behaviour for Learning Policy.

Mutual Respect

Respect is a strong part of our School and is part of its Mission Statement & Values.  Students learn that their behaviours has an effect on their own rights and those of others.  All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through its teaching and learning environments. 

Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to express their views in a safe environment.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved though equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving the opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community.  Students benefit from a number of international visitors, including students from other continents and cultures.  Additionally, students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year.  The Religious Studies curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. 

Kirk Smeaton C of E School strives endlessly to ensure that its students leave with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life and a successful contribution to our Society.

 

Some of the amazing things we do at Kirk Smeaton C of E School

 

 

 

Residential trips- developing team working

and mutual respect for others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Gardening club to develop the school grounds.

Eco council tidy up the school and grow flowers and vegetables to sell to the community. 

Eco council sell cereal bars and the money raised is used to make the school a better place for the community.

 

We have grandparent parties, where we serve the community teas, coffee and cake and perform for them. 

We have mothers day, red nose days, fathers days activities to share and show appreciation of all those around us.

We have concerts for all the classes to show case their drama skills to parents and community members.

 

We had Mr Bloom to come and work with the children in opening a garden area.  He told us about the importance of looking after ourselves and wildlife. 

 

We did a race for charities.  All the classes  donated money to a class charity. 

School council- we vote for who we want to see

Thunks- we have philosophical questions each week

Debates- we share debates each week.

Emotional Literacy- we investigate feeling and provide strategies to self regulate.

PHSCE- we are clear about the importance that this plays in friendships and invest time together as a school.

We have weekly statements that are closely linked to weekly Christian value and bible stories, which allow the children to think and learn how to be better friends and citizens.

We sent lots of old books and clothes to a range of places i.e. Africa, church, clothes banks.

We send donations of food to the food banks.

We took part in a community development scheme- all the children were given activities to help others ie. take out a neighbours bin etc.

Boccia- we have wheelchair basketball, this gives the children insight into disabilities.

We go to church regularly and celebrate different faiths.

We celebrate black history month, anti bullying weeks and disability days.