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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

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

Screen Time Control on Electronic Devices!

Playing electronic device games or use of mobile devices when students first get home from school can make it difficult to begin homework tasks. Use before bedtime can delay sleep.

Screen time needs to be monitored... How about having a basket or set place that children place their...

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New Science Lab Equipment

During half-term, the Science lab was fitted with some new equipment. These additions will enhance the current Key Stage 3 curriculum, and as you can see from the photo below, the students are excited about seeing and using the equipment in action during Science Classes. Each of the working areas has been fitted with Gas Taps and Bunsen Burners, and there is...

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Headteacher Message 21/3/16

A sincere thank you to all parents who attended Parent Consultations this week, and it was wonderful to see you all. Our attendance figure was very encouraging indeed, at 95%. Thank you also to the parents who visited the drop in Firefly Workshop in the hall, it is heartening to see the growing number of parents actively involved in Firefly. Medication...

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Headteacher Message 29/2/16

Welcome to First & Middle School Book Week. Each year at Samakee, we spend a week celebrating books, book characters, authors and illustrators. From comics to mysteries, from magic to history, you can find just about anything between the pages of a book and we want to make sure that all the children at Samakee grow up with a passion...

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Year 2 Mr. Men & Little Miss Books

Year two have had a Mr. Men crazy month and are bursting with imaginative and creative story ideas.We have really enjoyed the language that Roger Hargreaves has used and loved the funny jokes he makes in his book. Over the past few weeks, we have read over twenty...

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Headteacher Message 8/2/16

Movie Night Mums and dads, teachers and teacher assistants, office staff, volunteers and domestic staff, all came together, to create an exceptional evening for the children. The provisions organised entirely by volunteer parents were delicious and plentiful, without a doubt, contributing significantly to a hugely successful evening. The weather was pleasant, the atmosphere welcoming and the movies lots of fun...

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My Rainbow Plate

Using the idea of eating the colours of a rainbow, we hope that the rainbow of fruits and vegetables will spark imaginations and cultivate healthy habits in all our children. Don't forget to encourage your child to fill their plates with different colours at every meal. Look at how well we are doing at school!  

Eating a Rainbow

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Headteacher Message 1/2/16

At Samakee, we pride ourselves on providing situations that give children an acceptable challenge and last week saw some perfect examples of this as the Samakee Intrepid Key Value came very much into focus. Firstly, First School Sports Day on Wednesday, I think you will agree it was a huge success, it was pleasing to see so many parents...

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Headteacher Message 25/1/16

A number of important events this week, After School Clubs begin, First School Sports Day takes place on Wednesday and residential trips for Year 4 & 5, please see below for more details. Afterschool Clubs: Clubs start this week; please make sure that your child knows which clubs they will be attending and that they have the correct kit and...

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World War 2 Komodo Class

We have now completed our first full week back and the children in Year 5, Komodo Class have returned to school with enthusiasm, full of questions about our new topic of 'World war II'. 

This is a sensitive area of history, with so many people around the world still related to family members involved in the war...

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