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Monthly Archives: September 2013


Have You Fed The Fish Yet?

Year 5’s visit to Blithfield Reservoir was very enjoyable.  All of the pupils enjoyed walking over that ‘dam wall’ and listening to Chris explain about the workings of the Overflow! Feeding the fish seemed the most popular part of the day though!

September 30th, 2013|

Once Around The Block!

There’s nothing better than clearing your head with a run on a Friday night……..straight up to Marchington church and then a few times around the grounds at Smallwood! Cross Country Club have been making the most of the fine weather and the lack of cattle in the fields in recent weeks!




September 30th, 2013|

U9 Rugby v Grace Dieu Manor

The U9 boys played in a very competitive and well fought match last Thursday, away to Grace Dieu Manor. Played over four, seven minute quarters, Smallwood found themselves two tries down by the end of the first quarter, but playing downhill for the second quarter, scored three very well worked tries to lead 3-2 by […]

September 30th, 2013|

Splatter, Spot, Splash!

Last Thursday, the children in Pre-Prep 2 painted in a very different way! They used fluorescent paints and toothbrushes to create splatter dinosaurs! The results were spectacular. The dinosaurs left back silhouettes in explosions of colour. Of course, the children (and their teacher) were also decorated with spots of bright paints…….

September 30th, 2013|

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thank you for your wonderful gifts of cakes and generous donations of money for the MacMillan Coffee Morning. The children certainly enjoyed the cakes at break time and the cake stalls after school were very busy! I will let you know the final amount raised but I know that every penny will be appreciated by […]

September 30th, 2013|

Under 11s Find S. Anselm’s Too Strong

The U11 rugby team played a strong S. Anselm’s team on Wednesday 25 September.

Smallwood started slowly and S. Anselm’s scored three quick tries. Dan, Nick and Paddy tackled well and but needed support from the other members of the team.

In the second half, the team played with more determination and produced a much better performance: […]

September 30th, 2013|

‘Bad Element’ Brings Out So Much Good!

Much is made in Prep Schools of growing the ‘whole’ child. It is something we believe should be at the heart of every outstanding school – and Prep Schools are world class in delivering that. Few, however, can boast of having given children the opportunity of making and acting in their own film! Even fewer […]

September 29th, 2013|

Y6 Geography Field Trip to Blithfield Reservoir

As part of their studies on Rivers, Year 6 went on a geography field trip to Blithfield Reservoir and surrounding woodlands. Children conducted a water flow study and investigated the surrounding geography including wildlife, flora and fauna. Blithfield Reservior and its surrounding land is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, (SSSI) and Y6 also learnt […]

September 27th, 2013|

Y6 Creative Writing: ‘Summer Changing to Autumn’

Year 6 have used the beautiful surroundings of Smallwood to write some fantastic descriptions of the seasons entitled ‘Summer Changing to Autumn’.  Children walked the grounds and took photographs to inspire their writing and spark their creative ideas.  The results were excellent so be sure to pop into the Y6 classrooms and read […]

September 27th, 2013|

Under 10s Hockey v Grace Dieu

The U10 team dominated their match from the start. Rebecca was outstanding at centre half displaying an incredible work rate in warm conditions. Indeed all the girls stayed alert and quick throughout the game. Holly made some brilliantly timed tackles in left defence, centre forward Isabella B worked hard to keep the ball in the […]

September 26th, 2013|
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