We are looking forward to seeing everybody back at school on Monday 24th October. Term 2 is always very busy. P6 will be starting their swimming sessions, whilst Nursery and P1 – P3 will be rehearsing for their Christmas performances. Dates for these will be in the newsletter and put on the school website. Have a great weekend.
What wonderful weather for a walk in the woods! The children enjoyed various activities as they walked around the woods, with many classes creating woodland pictures on their return. It was lovely to see parents, carers and friends enjoying some refreshments in school either before or after the walk. Thank you to Roger, from the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team, who spent all morning explaining and demonstrating how various pieces of equipment the team use work. Through the generous donations that were given for refreshments and through the sale of raffle tickets the school raised over £350 for the team. Many thanks to everyone for their support.
A new early morning dance club will start after the October break for P1-P7. Classes will involve learning fun routines through a variety of styles such as jazz, contemporary, hip hop and more. Sessions will start on 25th October from 8.15am – 9am in the gym hall. There is a charge of £6 for the first block of sessions which runs until 29th November. More information and booking forms can be collected from Smithton School office or Cullodon Academy Community Complex.
We work hard here at Smithton to create a positive attitude towards reading and to promote a culture where literature of all types can be celebrated and enjoyed.
A new nationwide initiative called the First Minister’s Reading Challenge has been introduced which will help us to further develop our pupils’ interest in reading.
After the October break, all pupils from P4 – P7 will receive a ‘Reading Passport’ that will allow them to set personal reading challenges and document their individual reading journeys.
More information will follow, but in the meantime, how about encouraging your child to do some reading in the holidays?
A reminder that our Walk in the Woods takes place tomorrow. We would like as many parents/carers to be involved as possible and hope that you might be able to join your child’s class on the walk and enjoy some light refreshments in school either before or after the walk. Classes will be leaving at the following times:
P1 9.15 am; P2, P2/3 9.45am; P3 10.00am; P4 10.00am; P4/5 , P5 9.30am;
P6, P6/7 11.00am; P7 10.30am
Nursery will be departing at various times throughout the day.
This year’s Walk in the Woods will be especially important because we will be remembering Mr Edwards on our walk, and celebrating his love of the outdoors and his enjoyment of teaching children to appreciate the outdoors.
This year the school are offering light refreshments during the morning of the walk. These will be available in the school hall from 10.00am until 11.30am. All parents and friends are warmly invited to come and enjoy a tea or coffee either before or after their child’s class walk. We will be asking for a gold coin donation towards the refreshments as well as selling raffle tickets for the prize of a hamper, filled with goodies! All the proceeds will go to the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team, of which Mr Edwards was a member.
Congratulations to all our runners who took part in the cross country championships at the Bught Park, Inverness today. Everyone ran their hearts out and did themselves and the school proud. Not only did our pupils show great effort and commitment, but also great sportsmanship to all the other schools taking part. Great effort everyone!
More photos from the event can be viewed here.
3rd October 2016