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Special Events

Throughout the academic year we enjoy a wide range of enjoyable special events, sports activities and performances at Samakee. We are proud of what has been achieved and would like to share some of these with you.

Artist in Residence

Such impressive artwork produced by our whole school working in collaboration from EYFS to parents during our artist in residence visit by Zakaraya Zakarayev. Florence, Albert and William will take pride of place in the school lobby.


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SMARTs Showcase

On Thursday, Middle School held their SMARTs showcase. The event was an opportunity for all children to show off their self-led home learning tasks, which are completed over a number of weeks. Parents and children walked in and out of the different classrooms to ask questions, look at and celebrate...

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Music Workshop with Doug Goodkin

What Matters in the Orff Approach?

This week, we welcomed Doug Goodkin from the USA, for a two-day workshop entitled, What Matters in the Orff Approach? Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognised teacher of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic humanistic approach to music education, training teachers in 45 countries worldwide. The ojective:
  • What is at the centre of music education?

  • What sets the...

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Chinese New Year 2018

On Monday 12th February 2018, the whole school celebrated Chinese New Year with an Assembly in the garden. Children, guests and staff joined in this colourful, noisy tradition, and everyone was encouraged to wear red, yellow or gold clothes to welcome in the Year of the Dog!  


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British Olympic Swimmer James Goddard Visits Samakee

To celebrate our schools 'Britishness,' British Olympic Swimmer James Goddard visited Samakee on Friday and presented a fascinating assembly to Year 3 - 9 students who were intrigued by his experiences of being a former World Champion and British Olympic Swimming Finalist. James then joined the enthusiastic Year 3 - 6 students at the pool to share some of his...

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The Big Dig – Earth Week 2017

We have been celebrating Earth Week at school and our theme this year was dirt! Everyone at school (teachers included) was involved in 'The Big Dig' at the TeePee Farm, and our objective was to plant more trees and create a mud pit for us all to play in. Did you know that getting muddy is clinically proven to reduce stress and increase...

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Open Day 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Day on Thursday 30th March, prospective parents, guests and current parents, your participation was greatly appreciated. The day began in the Samakee Hall with speeches from the School Development Leader, Louisa Perkins, Key Stage 3 Phase Leader, Nicky Page and me. I spoke briefly of the different regulatory bodies that Samakee is...

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First School Sports Day 2017

A lovely cool breeze greeted us on Wednesday morning for First School Sports Day 2017, but a fresh spirit certainly could not be said of the atmosphere around the Samakee gardens. All ten classes in First School were outside and eager to begin. Lots of enthusiasm and lots of cheer! Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2 classes worked around...

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Movie Night 2017

Movie Night took place on Friday 20th January, and it was a splendid evening! Mums and dads, teachers and teacher assistants, office staff, volunteers and domestic staff, all came together, to create an enjoyable evening for the children.    

The provisions organised by volunteer parents were delicious and plentiful, without a doubt, contributing significantly to a hugely successful night....

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KS2 Box Challenge

What a fantastic Community Action Day! The KS2 students worked so hard to create their house arcades. The range and quality of games were incredible. EYFS, KS1 and KS3 had a great time playing all the wonderful games. A big thank you to all the staff and students for making this charity event possible. Here are just a few photos...

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