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Stars of the Week!

This week, our stars were awarded for print-making, being kind ot others, some fantastic literacy work and volcano artwork!

Congratulations to all our stars of the week!




Stars of the Week!

This week certificates were awarded to 2 whole classes! Reception collected a certificate for their excellent behaviour and sensible walking during their trip to Pizza Express in Headingly, while Year 2 were awarded Star of the Week for their fantastic behaviour and listening skills during their recent trip to Cannon Hall open farm. A certificate was also awarded to this week’s football player of the week, and other stars received their certificates for consistent hard work, asking questions, being kind to others and for some crafty homework!

Well done to all our stars of the week!



Today we welcomed Andy Seed, author of children’s books including the ‘Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff’, filled with fun facts and jokes to tell, and ‘Prankenstein’, a mystery novel.

Andy told us some knock-knock jokes from his book, as well as some funny scientific names of animals (who knew a Magpie’s scientific name was ‘Pica Pica’?!), we tried a terrific tongue twister (Irish wristwatch) and we guessed how many Year 6 pupils it would take to balance on a see-saw with a gorilla, a crocodile and a blue whale! Lucky participants who got the correct answers were given a pencil with a moustache on the end and some were given a bookmark. Andy also told us about receiving his Blue Peter award for Best Book with Facts in 2015 and answered questions from our own budding authors about publishers and which writers inspired him.

Check out Andy’s website here:













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Stars of the Week!


Well done to all our stars of the week who received certificates for excellent SATs results and perseverance in Year 6, hard work, excellent writing and letter sounds and blending in Reception! This week we’ve also handed out certificates for Lexia and working hard in trumpet classes!




Year Six have been learning to play the steel pans, xylophone and percussion in their music lessons. Here are pictures of the class mastering ‘Uptown Funk’ in their last lesson.


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In the week before the Christmas holidays, Year Six Science lessons took on a festive feel as students were challenged to create an electrical Christmas decoration. Everyone worked incredibly hard and enjoyed researching, designing, making and eventually pitching their creations to the class.

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Year 2 have been working with friend of Spring Bank and local poet James Nash as part of their Fire, Fire topic and also as part of Headingley Literature Festival. They created their very own dragon poem with James’ expert guidance and the quality was excellent, especially their fantastic vocabulary. All of the children read either their favourite lines or their poem to parents, carers and governors in a fabulous celebration assembly – thank you to all those who came to join us. You can see a wonderful description of our assembly on the Headingley Literature blog web page (link below). Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed working with James and have been writing poems of their own and bringing them in to share ever since!



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