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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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Collective worship

 Colossians 3:23 23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD,

not for human masters

At Kirk Smeaton C of E VC School, collective worship is part of every day, it is focused around our vision statement, 'Let God's love shine, as we care for each other and learn together.'

Our care values are:

Respect- we respect our golden rules and everyone within and outside of school.

Perseverance- we try our best and when things are hard we try harder.

Humility- we are no more important than anyone else, we work together to be a greater team.

 

We usually meet in the hall and all Y6 pupils have a part to play.  Y6 pupils set up music, candles, liturgical drapes, a picture of the queen and the crucifix.  Pupils usually lead collective worship with the support of Mrs Cuddy or other teacher.

Collective worship is a time to reflect on the day or week and develop spirituality of the whole person.   It is inviting and engaging for all.  The purpose is not to covert, but it's to learn about faiths and empower self belief and growth.  It is important for both adults and children and allows time for everyone to revisit the day in a reflective and positive way. 

 

Monday- we learn about bible stories and relate these to the Christian value for the week.

Tuesday- we are joined by Fr Adrian, the parish vicar.  Fr Adrian talks us through being reflective and how to be a better person based on the stories within the bible.

Wednesday- all classes have collective worship within their own classes.

Thursday- collective worship is focused around singing songs relating to the Christian values for the next week.

Friday- Celebration worship is a summary of the week, we review the week, children get a range of rewards, class councils present awards and positive work for the week.  Credits, attendance and spelling shed scores are read out and celebrated by all.

 

Each week we have a Christian value, bible story and statement of how to be better people and learn about God's teachings.

Each week classes have debates, philosophical questions, emotional literacy and a range of other self and community reflecting ways.  The children are encouraged to support others within the local and wider community, they have in the past raised money and served for the elderly.

 

Schools are required by law to provide a daily act of collective worship, mainly Christian in character, unless the Standing Advisory Committee on Religious Education (SACRE) has determined otherwise.

Parents can opt for their child not to attend collective worship, if you would like to discuss this further, please speak with Mrs Cuddy.