Monthly Archives: April 2014


Goodbye Mr. Boot

We were very sad today when we said goodbye to Mr. Boot who is retiring from the ground staff at Smallwood. Mr. Boot has always helped us so much  - especially in November when he tidied up the Peace Oak ready for Remembrance Day. However we are sure that he will enjoy his retirement and [...]

April 30th, 2014|

A Cacophony of Composers!

If you had visited Smallwood today, you would have had a great surprise! Fourteen Beethovens were walking around the grounds! Pre-Prep 2 transformed themselves into mini -Beethovens and just like Beethoven, they walked in the countryside, thinking about music. They then worked in groups in the walled garden to compose and perform music. Everyone enjoyed [...]

April 29th, 2014|

The magic of Smallwood

What is it which makes that special atmosphere in a school? I suspect it is an intangible, almost unidentifiable thing; nevertheless, it is real. At Smallwood, there is indeed something ‘special’ which allows us to have fun together without the danger of this ever being anything except the ‘norm’. The Trinity term is always one [...]

April 28th, 2014|

Music to Our Ears…

Pre-Prep 2 have worked very enthusiastically  on their 'Sound' project this week! They had great fun finding out what sound can travel through and even tried to hear Mrs. Boston.'s instructions when they were under the water in the swimming pool! It is also fascinating to sit quietly in class sometimes and just listen to [...]

April 27th, 2014|

Saint George’s Day Assembly

Thank you to everyone in Main Prep and Pre-Prep who took part in our chapel assembly on Saint George. The older pupils were fantastic at playing the 'choose the cup' game and guessing the mystery person from the clues. The younger children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and acting out the story of Saint George and [...]

April 26th, 2014|

Play-Doh Fun

Have you ever been asked to make the world out of play-doh? Well, Form 3 were faced with this task in a recent science lesson when they were asked to construct the layers of Planet Earth using various colours of plasticine. The results, when we cut the plasticine balls open, were excellent and clearly demonstrated [...]

April 22nd, 2014|

Our Trip to Cadbury World

As you can imagine, Form 3 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Cadbury World. They found out lots of interesting information about how the Aztecs helped chocolate to make its way to Europe and also got to eat some yummy chocolate as they went round the museum! Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite!

April 22nd, 2014|

An Expedition to the Amazon

  Form 3 recently embarked on a very difficult task indeed - deciding what to pack on a two week expedition to the Amazon Rainforest! Working as 'experts' in their field, the children met as dieticians, medics, kit supervisors, equipment supervisors and expedition leaders to discuss their specific requirements. They then met back as a [...]

April 22nd, 2014|

Sound Experiments!

I think that most children have a natural affinity with sound! Fortunately they also like finding out about it! Pre-Prep 2 have started their mini-project on sound by discovering how sounds are made. They have had great fun feeling the vibrations of a tuning fork and watching it make water splash. Of course they have [...]

April 20th, 2014|

Happy Easter

  Reception and Pre-Prep had a great day on Thursday.  They started the morning by using their beautifully decorated eggs for an egg rolling competition.  There was lots of laughter, a few cracked eggs and cheers for Hannah from PP2 who was the overall winner of the competition.  In the afternoon they had a very [...]

April 20th, 2014|
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