Spring Bank Primary School

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As part of our topic Into the Freezer we looked closely at Antarctica and what it is like there. We also compared it to the Arctic. We made pictures with moving parts set in the Arctic or Antarctica.

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Last half term we all became Meteorologists and collected the weather each day. Here are some of our findings.


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Wednesday 7th March 2018


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back we hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.



PE is on Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change. Trainers will be needed this half term!


Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.



This half term our topic is ‘Once Upon a Time’.


Science – We looked at plants. We learnt about what the parts of a plant are and found out the names of some garden and wild flowers. We also looked at the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees.


Geography – we will be using maps and globes to find out what makes a good map. We will look at the 4 main compass points and use this language and other directional language to describe where things are. At the end of the topic we will draw our own map based on a familiar Fairy Tale.


Art – We will look at plants and carefully make observational drawings. We will also be looking at the work of Monet and try to replicate some of his work.


PE – Thursday – Tennis.

Friday – Gymnastics





Music – we will be looking at music linked to Fairy Tales


RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use data on the computer in computing and ‘Why are stories important?’ in RE.




Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.


Can children show what their favourite Fairy Tale is or create a new Fairy Tale?



If you have any questions please come and ask us.


Yours Faithfully,


Caroline Mitchell

Baldeep Bhogal





Spring 2 Newsletter


Well done to Year 5 on their ‘Outstanding’ trip to Cartwright Hall!

On Friday 2nd February Year 5 went on a day trip to Cartwright Hall as part of their Islam topic in R.E. and were judged to be outstanding!IMG_20180209_161856[1]



This half term Year Six have been immersed in their ‘Spirit of Carnival’ topic. This week we were lucky enough to have been joined by carnival costume designer Marina Poppa and we got the opportunity to design, make and wear our own carnival costumes, based on the four elements. In addition to this, Year Six have also displayed their wonderful carnival inspired homework. Here are some photos so you can see some examples of the amazing things they have created.

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Year 5 have been working hard on their writing and, more specifically, their poetry this year. Recently they have been visited by local poet James Nash who has been kind enough to come in to share some of his poems and his ideas to help the class with their own writing as part of Headingley Literature Festival.

The class were focussing on ‘The Listeners’, a poem by Walter de la Mare, and used this along with James’ help to create some thrilling poems. They were then able to share them with all the other classes and staff in a whole-school assembly in which they performed their poetry pieces.

It’s been a very enjoyable scheme of work for the class which has produced some excellent pieces of work. Well done Year 5!




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Today Reception went on their first school trip to Pizza Express. All the adults were very impressed with how sensible and grown up all the children were when walking into Headingley. On arrival the children listened carefully to the instructions given and all made their own pizza. Whilst our pizzas were cooking, the children took part in a pizza ingredient quiz. We found out that there are 156 tomatoes in each tin of tomatoes used at Pizza Express and the 5 ingredients needed to make dough are flour, water, yeast, salt and sugar.

We then came back to school and ate our pizza’s for lunch! They were very tasty! Only 2 children managed to eat all their pizza, everyone else had some to take home after school.

Have a look at the photos to see our Pizza fun!

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