19th January 2024

Dear Samakee Community,

We want to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming success of our Enterprise Fair today. Everyone came together and celebrated the achievements of our budding entrepreneurs with heartwarming energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Seeing the joy on the children’s faces as they showcased their projects and talents and sold their products was a delight. The children had put their hearts into their projects, and the results were terrific. 

A special thank you goes out to the staff who worked tirelessly to organise and support the fair. Their commitment to providing our students with enriching experiences is truly commendable, and because of their efforts, the event was a resounding success.

We also appreciate the families who contributed in various ways; your support is invaluable and crucial in making community events memorable and impactful for our children. We look forward to continuing to create memorable experiences for our children this term and strengthening the bonds within our community. Thank you.

Movie Night Prize Donations

We need your help!

Your generous support plays a crucial role in the success of our community events, and we hope you will consider contributing once again. Whether it’s gift certificates, merchandise, toys, or any other items suitable for our students, your donations will enhance the entertainment value of our Movie Night and help create a memorable experience for all participants.

Thank you very much for considering our request. Your generosity is highly appreciated, and we look forward to your continued support in making Movie Night a fantastic and fun-filled community event.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact your phase leader or the school office. Thank you.

Maths / Enterprise Week

Our community of budding entrepreneurs – from Early Years through to Upper School – have been working hard during Maths Week!

The focus again this year was Enterprise, and today our students hosted a hugely successful Learn to Earn Funfair! Students used their creative problem solving skills to make innovative games and products. From collecting and analysing data as part of their market research, to measuring and building their stalls, calculating the amount of materials required and deciding on pricing strategies – students have honed many of their maths skills. They have also learned to apply key SMKE values such as being imaginative, innovative, intrepid and inspired!

Forest School CPD

In October 2023, Miss Fran was trained as a level 3 Forest School Leader. This week, the teachers and support staff in First School, Middle School and Inclusion attended a workshop at the Samakee Farm to experience an introduction to the benefits of Forest School.

“Forest School is a process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment.” (FSA Forest School Association) Watch this space for more Forest School fun at Samakee! 

Upcoming Community Events

Movie Night

The 26th of January is the date set for our annual Movie Night. The Parent Teacher Group are working extremely hard to bring about a memorable evening for the children, with lots of friends to socialise with, games to play and tasty food to eat. We highly recommend that you join this delightful evening with your child. 

More volunteers are needed, so, please join the final Movie Night on Thursday, the 25th of January in the fitness room at 8 am, and get involved!

Sports Day – EYFS & KS1

6th March 2024  

All students in the First School will be taken off the timetable for the first part of the morning (8:45 – 10:00) to compete in fun games and activities, whereby they can demonstrate some of the skills learned in their PE classes.

Parent participation is encouraged!

Teaching and Learning Highlights!

Outdoor Learning at Samakee Farm

Did you know? “Outdoor learning boosts confidence, social skills, communication, motivation, physical skills, knowledge and understanding. It has also been found to boost children’s self-esteem, self-confidence, ability to work cooperatively and positive attitude to learning.” That’s why spending time outdoors is so important for our Samakee Students.

Plants in Year 3

We started our new science unit on plants in year 3! We will be learning different parts of a plant and their functions, the importance of plants, the germination process, and so much more! In the coming weeks, we will plant our own seeds and fill out a Plant Diary, practising our observation skills and recording results. 

Thai History in the Upper School

In the Upper School, students study Thai history across different periods, including Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, and Rattanakosin. We explore information about ancient sites in the capital cities of Thailand by playing with jigsaw puzzles and researching the names of important archaeological sites to discover crucial historical details about those places. This helps us enjoy learning about interesting places in Thailand. 

Upcoming Important Events

Nightingale House Event – Clever Classroom Door

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at “Clever Classroom Doors”, brought to you by the Nightingale team, happening on Friday 23rd February! Join us for a day of creativity, teamwork, and loads of fun as we transform our classrooms into a world of imagination and learning. Let’s make our classrooms come alive with colour and innovation! This event is not just about doors; it’s about creating a vibrant, collaborative learning space that reflects our unique personalities and ideas.

Save the date, spread the word, and get ready for a day filled with flair and camaraderie! 

Award and Achievement

Growth Mindset Masters

Enterprise Winners – Middle School

Monica L Sudhirak
Head of School

Head of School, Monica L Sudhirak: msudhirak@standrews-samakee.com

First School Phase Leader, Tabietha Sudhirak: tsudhirak@standrews-samakee.com

Middle School Phase leader, Hannah Riddi: hannah.ridd@standrews-samakee.com

Upper School Phase Leader, Nicky Page: npage@standrews-samakee.com

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