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As part of our weekly SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) assembly, our dance club performed for the whole school! The theme of our assembly was about the 3 ‘P’s: perseverance, being positive and having patience in order to reach a goal or learn something new. Our dance club have done just that, practising their routines every Tuesday after school and being patient and positive until they had learnt all the steps.

Congratulations to all our performers and their dance teacher for their fabulous show!

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Over the last few weeks, Reception up to Year 4 have been participating in the Move a Mile challenge! The challenge is to complete a full mile by running laps around the school, which our students have done so far with lots of energy and enthusiasm!

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The NSPCC visited Spring Bank to talk about their ‘Speak out, Stay safe’ campaign. They led Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 assemblies and did workshops with Year 5 and 6.

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Well done to our Reception class on their fantastic performance of Cock a Doodle Christmas! Many thanks to all the adults and staff who helped behind the scenes with costumes, prompting and line learning; likewise a big thank-you to all who came to watch the play this morning and who donated £70 to Reception’s collection bucket to buy a chick incubator this spring.

 

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!

http://headingleylitfest.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/poet-james-nash-at-spring-bank-primary.html

 

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We participated in Anti-Bullying Week this week; to end the week we all wore blue and joined hands making a large ring around the school to show we are united against bullying and will use our ‘power for good’.

 

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Oxfam received lots of entries, including poems and short stories, from Spring Bank for their Autumn and Halloween themed writing competition. We raised £53 for Oxfam, which they put towards helping children’s access to education in different parts of the world.

 

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On Friday 4th November Reception welcomed some special feathered visitors, along with other small animals, for the day. One of the owls also delivered a letter in assembly to solve the Year 6’s Sherlock Holmes mystery.

 

D-Side came into school on Friday 14th October to teach the children in Key Stage 2 about the risks surrounding drugs.

 

We have our annual Open Morning on Saturday 8th October from 10.00am – 12.00 noon.  Prospective parents and carers will be given a tour of the school by our older children and  will be able to meet both the head teacher, Michael Brawley, and members of staff. If you have a child due to start in a primary school in September 2017 ( or in 2018 ) this is a chance for you to see our school and ask any questions you have about Spring Bank or the application process.  There is no need to book a place just come along on the day. (more…)

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