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Congratulations to Anas, our Spring Bank 2016/17 Chess Champion!

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Year 4 and 5 wowed the school and parents with an amazing concert showing off all they have learnt this year! Both year groups took to the stage to perform songs, including ‘Walking on Sunshine’ together; songs included ‘Roar’, ‘Barbra-Ann’, ‘Let It Be’ and ‘Bare Necessities’. All the students did a great job of singing and playing their ukuleles in time!

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Last week staff and students alike got the chance to improve their sports skills and try something new, and we all had a fantastic time! Coaches inspired us with their skill and wisdom showing us how to up our game in American football, basketball, skipping, martial arts and football! We also learnt some key first aid skills, including ringing an ambulance, putting someone in the recovery position and helping someone who is choking. Mr Wrankmore, as our fabulous P.E. co-ordinator, not only arranged for outside inspiration to come to us, but organised several friendly football and rounders matches between our own players from Years 3 and 4, Years 4 and 5 and Years 5 and 6, as well as running the usual after school sports clubs. Meanwhile, after school Miss Milburn and Miss Naylor cooked a selection of healthy recipes with parents and children to help everyone stay fueled throughout the active week. The double finale on Thursday and Friday, being Key Stage 1 and 2 sports day and the much anticipated dance competition, kept all our eyes on the prize,whether we were chasing medals, stickers or glory!

An incredibly large thank you to all involved from the PTA selling strawberries on sports day to the dance competition judging panel, and a massive thank you to Mr Wrankmore for all his hard work and epic organisation throughout the week!

 

The finale to our Health and Sports Week was the dance competition, where some of Spring Bank’s best choreographers and dancers came together to show off their skills! There was epic break-dancing, beautiful dancer movements, inspiring song choices and fancy footwork from both solo artists and dance troupes. Before and after the competitors had taken centre stage, our own dance club gave 2 amazing performances. After the judging panel had deliberated and the expert Year 6 mathematicians had calibrated and checked the scores, there was a tie for both first and second places! Isaiah from Year 5 stormed us with a solo routine to Bruno Mars’ ’24KT Magic’ and Xahon from Year 6 wowed us with a break-dance routine to a CD mix, earning them both first place. Meanwhile, Zak from Year 4 surprised us with a fabulous solo routine to Walk the Moon’s ‘Shut Up and Dance’, whilst Reian and Meera from Year 6 pulled out all the stops with their duet earning all three of them second place.

Congratulations to all our dancers, thank you to Mr Wrankmore, who organised the competition, DJ Mr Thomas and all parents who attended and clapped along!

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Key Stage 2 had an active morning on their sports day during Health and Sports Week! They aced a series of stations, such as javelin, shot-put, beanbag throwing, hurdles and standing long jump, recording their points on their personal score-card. Afterwards, many medals were awarded for javelin and shot-put and final races, including the over and under, egg and spoon and relay. Thank you to the all parents who, after Mrs Baruah’s inspiring egg and spoon victory for the third year running, competed too!

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Key Stage 1 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of sporting activities, helped by Year 4 at varying stations, which included hurdles, beanbag throwing, javelin and basketball shooting. Everyone’s medals were filled up with stickers by the end! The final events and races such as the egg and spoon, over and under, relay, javelin and shot-put were greeted with lots of loud cheers, as were the parents’ and teachers’ egg and spoon races! Thanks to our sporting parents who took up spoons and raced and congratulations to Mrs Ward on her egg and spoon victory!

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As part of Health and Sports Week, Miss Milburn and Miss Naylor organised an after-school cookery session each afternoon for a number of parents and their children. They made a selection of vegetarian/halal dishes, including butternut squash curry, risotto, chilli with guacamole and a chickpea stew; some desserts were also whipped up, including a fruit salad and American pancakes. Some of the produced used was from the Spring Bank allotment too!  All the pupils who took part learnt safe cutting and measuring skills, and there are now several budding chefs here at Spring Bank! We were joined by teachers for a final meal on Friday as a thank you for all their hard work and organisation this Health and Sports Week.

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Next week, 10th of July to the 14th July, is Health and Sports Week! Please remember P.E kits and water bottles all week, as there will be a host of sporty activities happening throughout the week, including a dance competition on Friday and KS1 and KS2 sports day on Thursday, both of which parents are welcome to attend!

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Last week, Spring Bank’s football team, comprised of Year 6 girls and boys, stormed the Headingley cup football tournament and took home the cup after remaining undefeated in all five of their games. The team played exceptionally well and worked hard together to win the tournament! Congratulations!

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To celebrate diversity at Spring Bank, the whole school formed a giant rainbow on the pitch! Each class was assigned their own colour from Reception red through to Year 6 blue, and everyone made a fantastic effort together to help make the morning rainbow bright!

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