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Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Nocturnal Visitors!

Pre-Prep 2 have been busy finding out which animals visit the wildlife garden at night. They have baited the tracker sand with dog food and recorded the nocturnal animals with a trail camera. They expected to see badgers, foxes, hedgehogs and maybe Tiger, the school cat! So far, they have seen only foxes […]

January 19th, 2014|

Pre-Prep 2 Start Hockey

Last Friday Pre-Prep 2 started to learn hockey. They have discovered how to hold their hockey sticks, how to pass the ball and how to keep safe! They all listened intently to Miss Bennett and are looking forward to putting their skills into action in a game!

January 16th, 2014|

Family Matters …

I have just returned from the Woodard Heads’ Annual Conference. There is no other conference like this; Woodard is unique, gathering together into one family a rich variety of schools including long-established public schools, independent junior schools, state academies and now schools abroad. However, there is one common strand: a faith-based culture and practice. It […]

January 16th, 2014|

Map Skills in Form 3

Form 3 have been working hard using atlases to find out where all the tropical rainforests are in the world. If you venture into their classroom you will notice that a rainforest is springing up all around them. I just hope there are no jaguars hiding under the tables!

January 16th, 2014|

Fun with Fractions

Form 3 thoroughly enjoyed their fractions lesson last week – particularly because they used smarties to help them! The children worked out the fraction of different colours in their boxes and then………ate them (yum yum!)

January 16th, 2014|

Denstone Exams and Sports Scholarships

Well the time is almost here!  For some Year 6 pupils their opportunity to shine at Denstone starts in earnest this weekend, as they demonstrate their talents on the sports field and look to gain a sports scholarship.  The following Saturday the focus is on Arts, Music and Drama Scholarships and the Academic […]

January 15th, 2014|

Bob is Back!

Thanks to Charlie for bringing Bob back in. We had a super science lesson today learning all about the skeleton, Bob even joined in with a game of ‘Simon says’.

January 14th, 2014|

U11 Football v The Elms

This match was very encouraging from the point of view that throughout the game, Smallwood played some very good football in parts. The game started positively and we created a few chances in the early stages, only to be caught by the counter attack. This seemed to knock a little of the confidence out of […]

January 13th, 2014|

A Wet and Muddy Start to the Football Season for the Under 9s!

After a week of almost torrential rain and a playing surface that was more suited to mud wrestling, the U9 boys’ A team took to the field against a very strong opposition from the Elms.

After winning the toss, captain Henry M elected to kick downhill and the boys got their season underway. The Smallwood boys […]

January 12th, 2014|

Camels and Kings!

The children came back to school one day after the Epiphany but we still remembered the three kings visiting the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Pre-Prep 2 enjoyed being in the ‘hot seat’ as kings and answering questions about their journey to Bethlehem. Some answers are definitely not in the Bible – did […]

January 12th, 2014|
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