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Last week, all the children enjoyed taking part in Science and Nature week. The week was packed with lots of scientific experiments, trips to Otley Chevin and science fairs for KS1 and KS2. Classes mixed together to conduct a series of scientific challenges and exciting experiments. Classes also enjoyed day trips to Otley Chevin in the sunshine to have a go at a range of activities lead by rangers, including pond dipping in a search for snails, tadpoles and newts, minibeast and bug hunts and a scavenger hunt, alongside fantastic views! The school also hosted a KS1 and a KS2 science fair in our school hall. The week was a huge success, thank you to all those who took part. Have a look at some pictures from the week below.

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The Year 4 football team took part in the U9 Euro 2016 Football Festival on Thursday 9th June. The event took place at the John Charles Centre and was organised by Active Schools Leeds. Our team played lots of football and represented Spring Bank brilliantly.


Year 5 have been learning all about space. For their creative homework they were asked to create their own versions of the solar system. Here are the amazing results…

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The children in the Key Stage 2 Craft Club have been busy sewing beautiful owl cushions. The club meets every Monday after school and is run by Juliette James, one of the lunchtime assistants. Everyone in school thinks they have done a brilliant job!owls 001  owls 003 owls 004 owls 006 owls 007 owls 008 owls 009 owls 010 owls 012 owls 013 owls 014 owls 015 owls 016


On Thursday 10th March, Spring Bank Primary hosted the Big Fairtrade Breakfast as part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2016. Children, parents and staff enjoyed breakfast together in the hall before school. The event was popular and a huge success, raising a total of £172.26, including ‘pay as you feel donations’ and Oxfam raffle tickets. A big thank you to all who helped organise and were involved!

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As part of Spring Bank Primary’s collaboration with Hyde Park Source, each class got the opportunity to help make a mosaic of their chosen class animal. Classes collectively decided on an animal to represent their class. Then, the children helped design and create the final image onto a colourful mosaic. The mosaics are now displayed outside each classroom.

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All this term, children in KS2 have been competing to find Spring Bank Primary’s Top Banana! A whopping 57 children (that’s nearly half of KS2!) signed up for the second annual Bananagrams challenge. The competition has been fierce and the quality of the games has been amazingly high. The semi-finals saw Hashim (Y6) battle it out against Javed (Y5) in the first one, then Sylvie (Y3) against Sajjad (Y4) in the second. We’re pleased to announce that Javed and Sylvie will now go forward to Spring Bank’s Grand Final, taking place on Tuesday 23rd February. Good luck, guys!001 002  006 007 008 009 010 011


Monday 25th January saw a very special celebration assembly from Year 2, alongside local poet and friend of Spring Bank James Nash. The children have been writing Superhero poetry and every child proudly read out part of their poem in the assembly. The standard of writing was very high and Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed working with James. Their poems form part of Spring Bank Primary’s collaboration with the Headingley Literature Festival. Now they nearly all want to be writers when they grow up!

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Spring Bank Primary enjoyed a special assembly from two Leeds Force Basketball team members. Ben and Mark demonstrated different basketball techniques before asking some children to have a go! Each class is learning basketball skills in P.E lessons this term. If children would like to play more basketball outside of school, Leeds Force Foundation offer ‘Bounce into Basketball’ sessions for children ages 4-12 at Carnegie Sports Centre on a Saturday morning 9am-10.30am.

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Christmas has arrived at Spring Bank! Parents, pupils and staff have enjoyed festive performances from Reception in ‘The Little Fir Tree’ and Christmas performances from KS1 and KS2 exploring Victorian Christmas traditions and Christmas carols. The children have enjoyed musical performances in assembly, festive arts and crafts alongside party games and food on Thursday. The children also enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner on the last day! Thank you to everyone for all their hard work this term. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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