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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

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

Headteacher Message 2/11/15

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween weekend. Last week saw Crazy Hair Day and two Halloween celebrations in the Samakee Hall, they were all greatly enjoyed by the creators, performers and spectators alike. On Thursday, the EYFS children gathered to sing, dance and play percussion instruments to accompany some of their favourite Halloween songs, learnt during Music Sessions...

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SMARTs Blog November 2015

Homework is crucial for a number of reasons: aiding children's understanding of work covered in class; helping children to develop their research skills; promoting self-discipline and time-management essential for adult life. SMARTs homework was introduced to St. Andrews Samakee over one year ago (August 2014) to encourage a love of learning outside of the classroom,...

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Headteacher Message 12/10/15

Welcome to Parent Consultation Week! We are looking forward to welcoming parents and carers to school this week. Upper School Consultations take place on Tuesday 13th October between 2:50-5:50. This event will take place in the Samakee Hall. First and Middle School Parent Consultation meetings take place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October from 2:50-5:50 pm. These meetings...

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Headteacher Message 5/10/15

Welcome to Science Week! There is no better way to develop a love of science than to get our children engaged in all things science. Through Science Week, the children will be given the chance to see that science is an enjoyable and cool subject to learn. Upper School Parent Consultations: A quick reminder that Upper School...

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Programming in Year 1

With the new National Curriculum in place, Year 1 is now exploring the fundamental concepts of Computer Programming. This new Computing Curriculum might sound scary and strange, but in our ever changing world it’s important to prepare our children for a future full of technology. At Samakee, we can proudly say that we have top notch IT resources, highlighted during our...

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Headteacher Message 28/9/15

Welcome to Acts of Kindness Week. Sprinklings of generosity, kindness, creativity, surprise and selflessness will be shaken over the children and staff of Samakee as we celebrate RAK week. Random acts of kindness will be encouraged and celebrated by children and staff alike. Please support your child by helping them to step out of their comfort zone and attempt...

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A Homework Routine!

Homework at KS3 is issued at set times throughout the week: Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 11.33.47Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 11.34.58 English in Year 7 and Year 8 is issued on Monday to be handed in...

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Year 4 Assembly

On Friday, Year 4 Tigers presented an assembly telling the story of Mumbai, past, and current. Mumbai is one of the places we have been finding out about during our India topic. The children were particularly fascinated by the different kinds of Wallah (the one who does) and the diverse jobs they do on the streets of Mumbai....

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Birthday Guidelines

Birthday Treats are not compulsory! Many children however often want to bring in a treat to share for their birthday. If you plan to send a treat for your child’s birthday, we ask you to follow these simple guidelines:

♥ Due to increased individual dietary needs, we ask parents to talk to their child’s class teacher if there are any...

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Chromebooks at Samakee

Last academic year, following staff training and the enhancement of our ICT infrastructure, our school rolled out the Google Apps for Education suite. Together children from Year 5 upwards and staff learnt how to use the cloud-based service to create and share content and access their work. Our initial goal was to improve the organisation of Samakee's network for teachers...

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