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21st March is World Down Syndrome Day. Wendy Uttley from Down Syndrome Training and Support Service, Bradford gave an excellent assembly to the whole school. We all learnt a lot, including all about the extra chromosome number 23 – (which is why World Down Syndrome Day is on 21st day of the 3rd month!)



Kitty (Y3) and Paige (Y6) battled in the grand final to become Spring Bank’s Top Banana! Both girls are experts at this game and the final was really exciting to watch. Paige shouted ‘Bananas!’ to win the game a fraction of a second before Kitty in a nail-biting finish – she now goes on to battle against other ‘Best of the Bunch’ children from other schools in a series of online rounds. Congratulations to Paige and well done Kitty! See you next year, everyone, for the next Bananagrams challenge!

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   The race is on to find Spring Bank’s Top Banana! Sixty four children across KS2 have signed up and are competing at lunchtime to find our Best of Bunch, who will then go through to battle in online rounds with other winners across the country.

   Congratulations to these children who are through to the next round: Joe, Amina, Kitty, Sajjad, Orla and India and an extra-special mention for Eden, who took part in a game with a nail-biting finish and was only just pipped to the post by a very skillful Sajjad!

   Best words so far – Joe’s hugely long ‘lavender’ and Kitty’s enormously impressive ‘roux’!

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Huge congratulations go to the year 6 team who came third winning themselves bronze medals and a tropthy in the Maths Challenge.

This amazing achievement by James, Maisey, Ruby and Paige is especially brilliant as it was a place gained from competing with 24 other teams at the Grammar School. Well done!









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Today sees the launch of a brand new reading competition run by the National Literacy Trust to celebrate the 50th birthday of Ian Fleming’s book ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. There are lots of exciting prizes to be won!

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In the original story, the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car takes the Pott family on a very special journey. To take part in the competition, children will go on their very own magical reading tour, spending time reading both at home and at school, in order to fuel Chitty’s tank.

For every 10 minutes they spend reading, children will earn one litre of fuel for the tank – 10 hours (or 60 litres!) in total. They will record their reading in their very own “Driver’s Log”, and every child who successfully fills Chitty’s fuel tank and completes their magical reading tour will receive a special certificate in Good Work Assembly and will be entered into a national prize draw to win prizes such as an e-reader, original artwork from the book or books for the school library.

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Year 5 took part in the Community Sports Day last Friday and returned with an ENORMOUS cup. We competed against seven other schools at Lawnswood High School, won and had a brilliant time.Sky sports 001 Sky sports 074 Sky sports 082 Sky sports 083 Sky sports 086 Sky sports 093 Sky sports 114 Sky sports 117 Sky sports 121 Sky sports 003 Sky sports 010 Sky sports 015 Sky sports 023 Sky sports 026 Sky sports 048 Sky sports 028 Sky sports 057 Sky sports 055 Sky sports 060 Sky sports 070 Sky sports 072