Spring Bank Primary School

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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.





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!






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!




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.




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!



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.




Miss Johnson


Stars of the Week!


We started with some certificates from out of school this week; with certificates given for good work at mosque and a karate grading, it was great to see all types of hard work being rewarded! Our star certificates were awarded for some spooky Halloween poems, in-depth reports on the Stone Age, literacy work on Autumn, some good measuring work and writing in Reception and for some a positive attitude to learning earned them their star of the week certificate. One brilliant and caring star was even awarded their certificate for sharing their Halloween sweets with the class – very kind and thoughtful! We also had the whole of Y6 up in assembly to show us their fantastic, 60’s style artwork!

Well done to all of our stars this week!


Year 4 were lucky enough to enjoy a whole day of the ‘Science of Sound’ workshop allowing them to get hands on with their science topic and learn some new and interesting things in a really fun way. Sam Paechter, an extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic sound specialist, came in equipped with all sorts of gear to help Year 4 learn all about sound, including how it is made, what materials sound can travel through and how an echo works amongst many other interesting bits of information. After gaining all this knowledge the class were able to build some instruments of their own and then make some sounds of their own, an opportunity which they jumped at!!


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Recently, we welcomed the wonderful ‘Young Shakespeare Company’ for their yearly performance for our Year 5s and 6s. As always the play was a great success, extremely entertaining and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the students and staff who were lucky enough to be able to watch and (as we can see in some of the pictures) even take up some starring roles of their own!

Here are some of the comments from the students:

“I enjoyed every part of it. I want to watch more Shakespeare plays now” – Jayden, Year 6

“I didn’t think I would enjoy watching a Shakespeare play. You changed my mind.” – Abbie, Year 6

“I loved it! The actors made it feel so real!” – Marilyn, Year 6



Stars of the Week!

P1060807This week turned out to be a very special one for our ‘Stars of the Week’ assembly – our Year 1 class produced a whole group of stars! No less than six Year 1 students were given a ‘Star of the Week’ certificate for amazing teamwork in their literacy piece on fruit. Across the rest of the classes we had stars awarded for mathematic excellence in learning challenges, some great story writing and for overall hard work and positive attitudes to learning.

Well done to all of our stars this week!