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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

Our regular blogs will keep you up to date with what is happening at Samakee!


Blue Butterflies School Trip

Our first school trip to Villa Supermarket in Nichada was a great success. Before we went on the trip we wrote a shopping list to make our fruit smoothies back at school. The trip tied in nicely with our pretend Pirate Shop at school, but this time we were able to use real money for purchasing items from a real...

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Pancake Party

The Year 1's really enjoy the song Pancake Party so we decided to do a maths lesson based on making delicious pancakes and following a recipe that involved lots of measuring ingredients and mixing them in the correct order. It was great fun and each child in the group got a chance to measure something and add it to the...

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Thai Houses

During Thai Language and Culture lessons, Year 2 has been studying all about unique Thai houses. We looked closely at different parts of a traditional Thai house, then discussed the specific function of some important parts that make Thai houses truly exceptional. For example, the supports of a Thai house are not vertical but inclined for stability and to prevent...

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House Competition

There was much excitement across Primary last Wednesday as we got together in our ‘houses’ for the first time of the year. For those who don’t know what a ‘house’ is, the best place to turn is to Harry Potter! At Hogwarts, ‘Gryffindor’, ‘Ravenclaw’, ‘Hufflepuff’ and ‘Slytherin’ compete against each other to win points, to play Quidditch and ultimately to...

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Fantastic Gymnastics

At St. Andrews, we believe that every child should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Each key stage unit provides a wide range of experiences for children outside the classroom, throughout their education at Samakee. Last week week Year 2 and Year 3 visited the Thai-Canadian...

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Our Light Table

Our new light table arrived at school last week and it was a pleasure to see how the children responded to this new addition to our provision. Intent and absorbed, the children explored independently, in pairs and in small groups. Once captivated by the light table, they stayed focused for long periods of time. The light, shadow and colours attracted...

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Pirates Treasure Shop

‘Ahoy, me hearties, will ya be helpin’ me buy some treasure from our Pirate Shop?’ In the Maths room we have a new and exciting Pirate Shop for us to play in. We have been having lots of fun shopping for our treasures, purchasing them from the shop keepers and then playing with our treasures in the market area. There has been...

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Congratulations to our Graduate Students

This week, following their final teaching practice, we said a fond goodbye to four students who are now fully qualified teachers! After six months of hard work at Samakee we were sad to say farewell but we celebrated this important occasion with the children, the teachers and an ice-cream party! Did you know that in 2010 St Andrews Samakee become a...

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Encouraging Healthy and Active Lifestyles

In PE sessions at St Andrews Samakee, we encourage healthy and active Lifestyles! Taking part in regular physical exercise is an important part in getting healthy and remaining healthy. By encouraging our children to be regularly active, we instill good habits for life. The benefits of regular exercise are huge, check out some of them below: - It will help grow...

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PE Blog

At St Andrews Samakee, PE sessions in early years up to Year 2 have a FUNdamental Movement Skill focus. The development of these important physical skills will help prepare our young students for the transition into Key Stage 2 and beyond. Activities are designed to deliver Agility, Balance and Coordination in a fun, challenging and structured way. Year 1 have...

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