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The final day of this academic year sees us say many goodbyes at Spring Bank, most notbaly to our Year 6 class! To mark their final day of primary they put on a fantastic assembly for all students, staff and parents of Spring Bank and what a show it was!

It was clear to see that the performance had been well organised and put together by Mrs. Ward and Mr. Thomas and Year 6 had certainly put in huge amounts of time and effort into learning their lines and their songs. It was an extremely entertaining and amusing way to say goodbye. It was an emotional ending with Year 6 saying goodbye – I’m sure they will look back on Spring Bank with fond memories and they will certainly be thought of well!

It was a nice send off for Mr. Brawley and Marcella too who will be leaving us to move on to their next chapters, goodbye and good luck to all of those moving on!IMG_20180725_100350[1] IMG_20180725_091612[1] IMG_20180725_095250[1] IMG_20180725_093632[1]

 

Today Spring Bank Primary marked the retirement of Mr Brawley, after 13 years of headship in a very special assembly attended by children, staff and governors. My Brawley was presented with presents from the staff and parents, along with a very special book put together by the children. They all sang a song beautifully and a short film was shown which was put together by the parents and children. All the Spring Bank community wish Mr Brawley a happy and healthy retirement as he starts this next chapter of his life!IMG_20180724_102426

 

Last week everyone at Spring Bank took part in Health and Sport – a week full of physical activity, learning about health and wellbeing and plenty of fun things to do.

The children took part in all manner of things from Martial Arts to American Football with extra P.E. sessions thrown in to keep them all on their toes. A mainstay of every Health and Sports Week at Spring Bank are, of course the Sports Days for KS1 and 2, which were a great success with every child putting in their very best efforts and showing off their skills (with afew grown-ups even getting involved too with the Egg and Spoon race – congratulations to Mr. Tooley who hopes to push-on from his Egg and Spoon victory and continue his medal-winning ways at Olympic level).

Another highlight of the week was the Dance Competition with some great performances from the Dance Club and from the contestants – a marvellous show all round.

A big thankyou must go to Mr. Wrankmore for organising the week which everyone enjoyed so much and to those who came in to run sports sessions and help with Sports Day.

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A big congratulations is in order for Spring Bank’s Year 6 class and their teachers at the end of this week, their SATs week. The class have had a very intense year working hard in preparation for the tests and have had a tough test week to cap it all off. Year 6 must be commended for the way they approached their tests, with a very calm and confident manner and hopefully the hard work will pay off when results come back to them.

To end the week they were treated to a well-deserved trip to Gelato for some celebratory ice cream and will be off to Ingleborough next week for a ‘break’!

Well done to everyone in Year 6 and good luck with your results!IMG_20180518_092751[1]

 

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]

 

 

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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Y4 were have been lucky enough to be treated to an all-day Samba workshop today! They have been learning all about Brazil in their topic work and were able to gain a first hand insight into Brazilian culture and music to help their learning.

Samba enthusiasts Jez and Amir kindly came in to lead the workshop, teaching Y4 all about the different types of instruments used in traditional Brazilian Samba before teaching us how to play all the different instruments. Y4 had fantastic fun and learned alot, they were even able to show off their Samba skills to the rest of the school in their Samba performance at the end of the day which was extremely entertaining (and extremely loud!).

Well done Y4!!

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Today, Friday 2nd February, Spring Bank have taken part in the nationwide ‘Go Orange Day’. Staff and students have been sporting their orange shirts, scarves, hats, crowns, socks and even hair to raise money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy UK charity.

It’s been a great week overall with the school taking a focus on increasing awareness and understanding of Muscular Dystrophy. We had workshops running throughout Tuesday which saw our students adding weights to their legs whilst playing football, sprinting and playing hopscotch all to gain an insight into what it is like to have Muscular Dystrophy and how difficult and tiring it can be.

In today’s assembly, Laura kindly joined us from Muscular Dystrophy UK to talk about the condition and to show us a video on ‘Go Orange Day’, whilst prizes were also awarded to the winners of our fundraising Go Orange Game!

It has been a great week that has helped us all to learn a lot about Muscular Dystrophy and has really increased awareness on the condition whilst raising lots of money for the charity – thanks to everyone for wearing orange today and bringing in their money to help a great cause!

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Over the last weeks many students across the school have been working hard to design a Christmas card to enter into this year’s competition. We had plenty of brilliant Christmassy designs and could see some fantastic creativity on show! The difficult job of judging all of the entries fell to our capable school councillors who really struggled to pick out any clear winners from the array of beautiful designs they had to choose from … but after a lot of deliberation they managed to whittle it down to seven worthy winners!

The winners of our Christmas card competition this year were:

Reception: Harry

Year 1: Libby

Year 2: Billy

Year 3: Harriet

Year 4: Lauren L.

Year 5: Sylvie

Year 6: Kitty

A huge well done to all of our winners, the Christmas cards will be for sale in school over the next two weeks!

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Over the last term the school’s dance club, led by the experienced Becka Ward, have been working hard to perfect two different routines. The dancers were able to perform their routines for the whole school in assembly and did not disappoint! They had both a street style and a cheer style dance to show and they put on a fantastic performance for us all to see. it was amazing to see the dancers enjoying their live performance after all their work!

Well done to all the dancers for their great work and for having the confidence to get up and perform in front of the whole school and a big thank you for Becka for all her hard work!
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