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DIARY DATES

02/10/17 - Lions Inter-School Basketball Tournament

02/10/17 - KS1 Harvest Festival @ 14:00

02/10/17 - KS2 Harvest Festival @ 14:30

06/10/17 - Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

12/10/17 - Flu Vaccine for children in Reception to Y4

18/10/17 - Eagles Trip to Eden Camp

20/10/17 - Non uniform day - dress in blue to support Anti-Bullying (£1 please)

20/10/17 - School Closes

30/10/17 - School Opens

06/11/17 - Pupil Photographs

Wc 20/11/17- Parents evenings 

30/11/17 - Bags 2 School Collection

11/12/17- Christmas service at church 

13/12/17- EYFS nativity @2pm

14/12/17 - KS1 nativity @2pm 

20/12/17- KS2 Christmas carol singalong in the hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES

 

All children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 are invited to have their flu vaccination this year from our Childhood Immunisation Team. Please ensure to complete the online consent form at:

 

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There are just 13 spaces remaining on our Bewerley Park residential trip next year - make sure you secure your spot by logging onto Parentpay today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

At Kirk Smeaton we are dedicated in developing an enjoyable and varied curriculum.  We have a member of staff who is committed to sharing great strategies and experiences with children.

 

Languages- we teach French throughout the years and often use Spanish too.

Art- we love to express ourselves through art, we have lots of art lessons and often subjects such as Literacy and RE to develop artistic designs. 

Science- we have recently been awarded a bid of £10000 to support Science teaching and learning.  We have been fortunate enough to have specialists teachers to train staff and also updated resources. 

Geography and History- we love to teach lots of geography skills within all our lessons and wherever possible we like to add curriculum subjects such as History and Geography within our Literacy planning.  We read lots of non fiction texts which give Historical information too.

IT- we have lots of different technology which we have developed over the years, we are a small school and therefore we don't always have the money to buy the most recent things.  However, we have IPADs and laptops and staff have had training to use them.  We like to use technology in every lesson we do. 

PE- We use PE all the time, we all teach two hours per week, we do a golden mile of running per day, we access maths4theday, which incorporates Maths and PE.  We have lots of playing equipment at play times and the children are encouraged to run, dance, sing and be happy. 

Music- we have a very experienced music teacher, she is an amazing singer and runs a choir at school.  All our staff have some experience of playing instruments and this is encouraged throughout the school day.  We often have wider opportunities to come and tutor guitar, piano, brass instruments too.

RE- we are committed to our Church Ethos, we teach RE through a range of medias and all staff support and deliver the RE curriculum.  We have collective worships daily and these incorporate drama, child led praise and our vicar to support us in prayer.  Each class has an ethos book where we show case all the wonderful team building and spiritual things we do.

Forest schools- we promote the outdoors in all lessons, we often go outside for drama, maths, art etc.   At Kirk Smeaton we have invested in Forest schools for all.  We have a specialist teacher who comes to us each week and takes groups of children to work on team building and life skills.