14.1 From the Community Educational Psychology Service:
14.12 Christmas Community Spirit and Working As One
Mentor Hampers – A huge thank you to all students, parents and Mentors that have contributed to the Christmas Hampers – your support and dedication towards this event has been incredible! Thank you so much.
BAM, Bidfood and Little Kickers Hampers
Smith’s Wood Academy are proud to be part of Little Kickers Festive Feast Initiative.
Together with Bidfood and LACA they are raising £18,000 in order to provide families in need with a Christmas dinner this year.
A local Little Kickers franchise will be visiting your school to package the hampers ready to distribute to families. I’m sure you’ll help them reach their target.
If you wish to read more about the campaign and make a donation, simply visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/littlekickersfestivefeast
Staff Christmas Day Hampers – A number of Support Staff at Smith’s Wood Academy have got together to create 10 Christmas Day Hampers – thank you to all involved.
20.11 Year 9 Options Information Evening Presentation
Have a look at our presentation.
17.11 PE Activities
Get involved in these sports activities to keep you fit if you're self-isolating!
Use some furniture, and also some chalk to draw out a course ranging from the inside of your house to the garden. Add challenges to the course. You can add a puzzle to be solved, an area to be crossed without touching the ground, etc. Get the whole family involved and time each other – who is the fastest?
Follow the leader
When playing this game, choose a family member to be the leader. Make sure to include exercises like jumping jacks, kicks, running, jumps, etc. Make your way all around the house and garden.
27.7 New Prefects
16.7 Important Updates from our Head of Academy
Mrs Craig has released the following letters reflecting on lockdown and outlining the changes that will come into effect from September when the Academy reopens:
16.7 Prefect Applications
The standard of Prefect applications received were outstanding making it a difficult decision to appoint – announcement to be made soon!
16.7 Careers Provision
13.7 Race for Life Update
We are inviting staff and pupils to complete a 3k run for this year’s ‘Race for Life’. We would love to make as much money as we can in donations and they can be made via the link:
Send us your photos too!
GCSE Pod Update
We are pleased to be fourth place in the heavy middleweight league of GCSE Pod with a score of 71.9389
Virtual Sports Day: Standing Long Jump Results
29.6 Virtual Sports Day is coming
With the current situation in schools our traditional sports day which would usually be happening around this time unfortunately will not be taking place…. So as an academy we have decided to do a virtual one for you to enjoy in your own homes instead.
There are 5 activities to complete and score.
The activities will run from Wednesday 1st July to Wednesday 15th July so you have plenty of time to complete these.
Look out for the video demonstrations to assist you in completing your tasks
Check out this poster that outlines all of the activities and this score sheet. All you need to do is complete one or all of the challenges and send your scores in to your house participation leader using the entry form.
If you could send in a video of you completing each challenge, this would be even better!
Entries should be emailed to:
- Miss Bayliss – Hawking House
- Mrs Bailey – Pankhurst house
- Miss Wilson – Luther King House
- Miss Plumpton – Parks House
Good Luck everybody, Mrs Ellis-Martin
17.6 Spanish Star!
Mrs Carroll wants to give a shout out to for Lily in Yr 7 for her #Spanish Home Learning. She completes tasks to a fantastic standard and is a diamond!
25.6 Graduation Day
25.6 Science Enthusiast
Well done to Liam Woodford in year 7. Not only has he been sending Miss Hargreaves fabulous work, he has been sending her awesome Science experiments that he has been doing at home and things we can do in school next year!
24.6 Virtual Sports Day
22.6 Music Makers
Taegan Thomas (Yr7) has been teaching herself the keyboard in lockdown and Mason Silver (Yr8) has been teaching himself to DJ!
22.6 Lockdown Rewards
Well done to the students who have been nominated by their teachers for the work they have produced during lockdown.
22.6 Star Students!
Jack Hawkesford in year 8 has completed a food home learning task on healthy eating which he did not need to do. Very informative!
Makeda Myrie, also in year 8, has been cooking lots of brilliant dishes for her family inspired by home research.
Ethan Toney in year 7 is always giving his best and focused on his home learning- his mum and his teacher Mrs Mclelland are very proud of his positive attitude. He has even been camping in the garden… nothing gets in his way!
Kian Lee Mann – unfortunately his laptop has failed him so he is having to complete his home learning on paper BUT he is still eager to give his best and cannot get enough of the work we are sending him! His dad is very proud of his mature attitude!
19.6 Prefect Applications
Year 10 students: Have you met the criteria to apply for a Prefect role?
Check your emails for details!
Don’t worry if you haven’t received an email there will be more opportunities during Year 11.
19.6 Home Learning Success
Lewis in Mentor Group 9A and his Mum have found this alternative way of helping Lewis with his literacy to make it more fun. Great idea!
18.6 Praise for Year 7 Bubble
Year 7 bubble 1 deserve a massive well done. On Monday, Miss Butcher taught them the New Zealand Haka! They then made their own Smith’s Wood welcome Haka for guests to SWA Academy!
18.6 Maths Challenge
Year 8 pupils William, Lovell, Jodie-Grace, Lydia, Muhammad, Tyreis, Lucas and Aidan completed the UK Junior Maths on Wednesday.
The Junior Mathematical Challenge is a 60-minute, multiple-choice competition aimed at students across the UK. It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems, designed to make students think.
In such unprecedented times, the fact that all students involved logged on from home and committed to preparing for this challenge is amazing. It is an accredited Maths challenge that runs across the UK and therefore the students participating in itself, is a massive achievement.
Only 10 year 8 students were able to enter, the students were selected by their teachers due to their consistent home learning and positive attitude towards Maths.
17.6 Drumming up support
Well done to Tye in 9A who has been playing the drums every Thursday for clap for carers!