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Diary Dates 

Fri 23rd Oct - School Closes

Mon 2nd Nov - School Opens 

Thu 5th Nov - Hot Dog Dinner

Fri 6th Nov - Wear It Blue Non-Uniform 

Friday 13th Nov - Children In Need Non-Uniform 

Fri 11th Dec - Christmas Jumper Day 

Fri 18th Dec - School Closes

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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Our bookclub is now online, and accepting orders up to the 31st October. Just click here to browse and order.

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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 - Fri

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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Info Leaflet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our children are fortunate to have several educational online games to access, please see information below for how they are used in school and how often they should be accessed at home too.
 
TT Rockstars 
 
 
This is for children in Reception to Y6.  This game supports you child in learning time tables.  The program works on your child's level, so make sure they access this independently.  A supporting adult at the side is always advised, but please remember to support with praise and not answers. This game should be accessed every day, we often use it in school time, but the more they use it, the faster they will know their timetables.  At the end of Y4 all children are assessed in a National assessment and it is a requirement that they know tables up to 12 x 12 and the inverse too ie. 22/ 2= 11
 
 
 
Spellingshed
 
 
This is for children in Reception to Y6.  This game supports spelling.  It is advised that all children start new words on the easy sessions first in order to build confidence. They should go through each set of spellings 15 times a week, so please encourage your child to play as many games as possible.  Teachers share the
league tables and promote competition as much as possible and at the end of the week we have a winning class who are awarded a spelling bee teddy for their hard work.
 
 
Internet Safety
 
If you struggle to keep up with your child's internet activities, you're not alone. A 2006 survey for children's charity NCH and Tesco Telecoms found that two-thirds of parents couldn't define a 'blog' - a web diary or notebook that invites comment from strangers on the net.

Even more striking was that only one parent in every 100 believed his or her child regularly visited a blog. In fact, the survey found that one-third of children - some as young as 11 - were logging on to a blog two or three times a week or visiting one of the increasingly popular social networking sites, such as Bebo and MySpace, which allow users to post messages, pictures and videos. 

Ten per cent of 11-year-olds said their parents knew nothing about the people they were making contact with online. A similar proportion claimed to surf with no adult supervision at all.

As in any other area of life, if you don't know what your children are doing, where they're going or who they're mixing with, you risk compromising their safety.

At Kirk Smeaton School we teach internet safety in Lions and Eagles classes but this cannot be a substitute for monitoring and supervision at home. The following websites are good if you need more information on the subject; there is also the BBC Chatguide booklet which can be downloaded (below). If you are concerned about your child's safety on the Internet then you can always speak to one of the teachers in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/chatguide/

http://www.childnet-int.org/
 

 

Parent Pay

We accept payments online through Parent Pay. ParentPay offers you the freedom to make these payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

Please click on the link below:

www.parentpay.com

  

Parentview

This is a place for parents to leave comments about our school. This requires a registration.

Link: http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

 

 

Tapestry

This is a link to the Tapestry log-in page as used by Starfish Class.

Link: https://eylj.org/login/ 

 

 

Free ebooks for home reading

This is a link to the Oxford Owl website where you can search and read 250 free ebooks (not all books available are free).

Link: Freeebooks