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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

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


Year 6 Ayutthaya Historical Park Visit

On Wednesday, Year 6 visited Ayutthaya Historical Park to learn about Thai History in the Ayutthaya period. The children visited the archaeological ruins and vast Buddhist monasteries of monumental proportions. In the afternoon, they went to Phang Chang Ayutthaya Lae Phaniat (Ayutthaya Elephant Camp) to bath the elephants and donate money collected for Elephant care.

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Learning Walks

At regular intervals during the school year, the Senior Leadership Team, Subject Leaders and or groups of teachers, visit classrooms to support the development of teaching and learning at Samakee. A ‘Learning Walk’ involves visiting classrooms in the school for a short time, seeing the staff and children at work, looking at the classroom environment and talking to children about...

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Headteacher Message 9/11/15

This week we welcome Richard Cheetham to Samakee. Richard is our school's Educational Advisor and will spend three days at school working with teachers and the Senior Leadership Team. Last week was a busy and successful week with some special events that included: Parent Workshops: The three parent workshops that took place during the week, KS3 Homework, SMARTS Homework and Phonics, were well...

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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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