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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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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

 

 

We have our annual Open Morning for prospective Reception children at Spring Bank on Saturday 7th October 10-12.00 noon. Our Year 6 children will be on hand to show you around our school and our Reception class teacher and headteacher will be in school to meet you. Look forward to seeing you on the day!

 

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

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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!

 

Spring Bank held its annual careers fair today to inspire and inform our students! For those seeking science, in attendance were dentists, a medic student training to be become a doctor, an electrical engineer and a zoologist. For our students interested in the arts ITV Yorkshire were on hand, as was a representative from the Leeds Museums and Galleries. Meanwhile, many showed interest in occupational therapy, becoming a lawyer and in the Civil Service, and Leeds Beckett University was available for any concerns regarding higher education.

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The Key Stage 2 Disco will now be held on the 28th June, starting at 3:30pm after school and finishing at 5pm. Refreshments will be available and a multitude of tunes and games will be played!

 

On Wednesday 21st June at 8pm the Spring Bank PTA will be hosting a quiz night at HEART in Headingley  (Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HN) to raise money for the school. There is a maximum of 5 players per team, and only £1 per person to enter!

Grab your thinking caps and come along!

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After a fantastic effort earlier this year by the Reception team, including pupils and parents, Reception were able to raise enough money to buy an incubator; their efforts, and 3 weeks of patience, have been rewarded this week after the first egg hatched! It was swiftly followed by several more yellow fluffy bundles overnight and, as of today (Wednesday 17th May), 11 chicks have hatched.

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