Spring Bank Primary School

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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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Stars if the Week!

It was great to see some of our Lexia students up there in ‘Good Work’ assembly this week, their hard work is paying off as they are rapidly progressing through the levels and they were rewarded with certificates this week!

We have seen some great work all round this week and fantastic progress is being made across the board which is pleasing to see as all of our students work so hard. Some progress in the pool has been rewarded for Year 4 this week with their swimming coming on leaps and bounds. Across the rest of the school we had some brilliant Geography work, more excellent writing skills were on show and as ever it was nice to see positive and helpful attitudes be acknowledged and rewarded.

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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break. This half term our topic is ‘The Golden Age of Islam’ in which the children will be learning all about Early Islamic Civilisation.  In literacy we will start with information texts with a focus on using dashes for parenthesis and organisational devices. After that we will focus on traditional tales and study the poem ‘The Highwayman’. In mathematics we will be working on multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

In science we will be looking at the properties of materials. The children will be investigating which materials can dissolve and what kind of changes are reversible. Art will be linked with the topic work and the children will be creating some Islamic artwork using printing. In computing the children will look at presenting data using charts, graphs and databases.

 

I will teach the class for the majority of the week apart from Thursday afternoons where Jessica Freitas will be leading the ukulele lesson for the first lesson. The second lesson will be French and the class will be taught by Mr Brawley.

 

This half term the children can look forward to our trip to Cartwright Hall on Friday 2nd February. On this visit, children will have the chance to investigate and explore Islamic artefacts and artwork.

 

PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has their PE kit which must be a white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and a separate pair of trainers suitable for sport. Please note baseball trainers and pumps are no longer allowed. I would also advise providing a sweater or tracksuit top as the weather remains cold.

 

Guided Reading is every Thursday morning and homework will be set each week. The task must be completed for the next lesson and if time is not available at home then the children can attend Homework Club which is held in the Computing Suite each lunchtime. It would be greatly appreciated if you can help or remind your child to ensure they have completed the task. Spellings will be given on a Monday morning to be tested on a Friday morning. Children will have a weekly times tables test each Monday afternoon.

 

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me at school.

 

Regards

 

Miss Johnson

 

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week Year 1 to 6 put on their performances of ‘A Very Rockin’ Christmas’ co-ordinated by Miss Johnson. Parents came in their droves to see the much anticipated show and they were not disappointed! Each class performed a fantastic rendition of their chosen Christmas song along with a special addition to the show, including Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer performed on ukuleles by Y5, poem readings from Y4, a performance of the Christmas Truce by Y6, The Bethlehem Rhapsody from Y3 and some brilliant readings from Y1 and 2.

Each class performed amazing, wowing the onlooking parents and teachers. It was an enthralling and different way to celebrate Christmas and it was great to see that the hard work put in by all the staff and students paid off in the final performances.

Thankyou to all the students for working so hard, to the teachers, especially Miss. Johnson, for putting the concert together and to the parents for coming along to enjoy the performance!

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Our Year 6 football team took part in the EFL ‘Road to Wembley’ Kids Cup organised by Leeds United. In wintry conditions they played against two other schools, coming away with one victory out of four matches. The team represented our school brilliantly and, despite the icy wind and rain, enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

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Our Year 4 football team played against Woodlesford Primary in the first round of the U9’s Moran Cup. The team played well against a well organised Woodlesford team but unfortunately lost. This did not stop the team from trying to get a goal right up until the final whistle. They represented the school excellently and, most importantly, enjoyed playing their first match for Spring Bank!

 

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Saturday 4th November saw the first cross-country meet of the year, attended by a whole group of enthusiastic athletes from Spring Bank. The event took place at Middleton Park with an early start for many of our runners. We had participting runners from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6, all of whom did fantastically well and tried their best, really impressing the spectating Mr. Wrankmore and Mr. Thomas. A special mention must be given to Year 4’s Emma Johnson, who managed to come in 9th place, an astounding achievement!

U9 Girls: Ana Clara Chaves, Hannah Leonard, Emma Johnson, Lauren Gardener

U9 Boys: Indie Edmundson, Charlie Nicholls, Xavi Garman, Danyaal Ahmed

U11 Girls: Maisie Ayeni-Knight, Lauren Nicholls

U11 Boys: Seb Fairbourn, Lenny Tait, Jamie Gardener & Ehsaan Altaf

Well done to all those who took part and we hope to see even more success from our cross-country runners in future competitions!

 

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This week was an important one for the school as it was Anti-Bullying week at Spring Bank. Throughout the week we learned about the importance of being kind and thoughtful towards others; about our uniqueness and how we should be proud of who we are and proud to be different, amongst other themes in assemblies and circle times throughout the week.

On Friday we marked the end of our Anti-Bullying week: many students and teachers came into school wearing blue to show their support and we ended our assembly with the words important and meaningful words: ‘All different, all equal’, which we will do well to remember.

We hope everyone learned something this week and will continue to try their best to be kind to others, to be proud of who they are and remember to appreciate each other for our differences as well as our similarities and in doing so continue the positive, friendly and caring atmosphere here in the school.

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Stars of the Week!

Well done to all of our stars this week! We are continuing to see some very impressive feats outside of school with a football trophy to show for it this week. Whilst we are still seeing some great work and positive attitudes within school, which has earned some stand out students their well deserved Star of the Week certificates – keep it up everybody!

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Dear Parents and Carers,

 

I hope you have all had a lovely half term break. This half term our topic is ‘Out of this world’ in which the children will be learning all about space.  In literacy we will start with biographies with a focus on using commas and brackets for parenthesis. After that we will focus on newspaper reports and write some winter poems. In mathematics we will be working on multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

In science we will be looking at space. The children will learn about the structure of the solar system, night and day and will have the opportunity to carry out their own project on a planet. Art will be linked with the topic work and the children will be looking at designing a painting in the style of Peter Thorpe. In Design and Technology, the children will design and make their own moon buggy. In computing the children will cover videos and editing using stop-motion animation.

 

I will teach the class for the majority of the week apart from Thursday afternoons where Jessica Freitas will be leading the ukulele lesson for the first lesson. The second lesson will be French and the class will be taught by Mr Brawley.

 

Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic trip to the National Science and Media Museum last week. The children loved seeing Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft and taking part in a space workshop. The children are currently writing a biography all about Tim Peake based on this experience. Also, on November 9th, the children can look forward to a planetarium session in school.

 

PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has their PE kit which must be a white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and a separate pair of trainers suitable for sport. Please note baseball trainers and pumps are no longer allowed. I would also advise providing a sweater or tracksuit top as the weather gets colder.

 

Guided Reading is every Thursday morning and homework will be set each week. The task must be completed for the next lesson and if time is not available at home then the children can attend Homework Club which is held in the Computing Suite each lunchtime. It would be greatly appreciated if you can help or remind your child to ensure they have completed the task. Spellings will be given on a Monday morning to be tested on a Friday morning. Children will have a weekly times tables test each Monday afternoon.

 

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me at school.

 

Regards

 

Miss Johnson

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