Headteacher's Blog

Promoting British Values

Through its curriculum, extra-curricular activities, teaching and learning, Springside Primary School will promote British values. By doing so, we will ensure that all learners understand the values that have traditionally underpinned British society. The teaching of these values will promote cohesiveness within our school and community. We will prepare pupils for life in England where the population has an increasingly rich diversity of backgrounds, origins, beliefs and cultures by promoting the values on which our society has been built. By teaching pupils these values we will help all to become good citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

New School Library

posted 13 Jan 2018, 04:17 by Gillian Thornicroft

For a while now, the Friends of Springside Group have been improving our library. They have sorted all the existing books and taken out all the old ones. They have spent some of the money they have raised on some new books and we are having the room and windows painted with pictures of book characters. The library will be finished by the end of this week. After this week, we will organise for it to be open for children to take books during lunchtimes and hopefully after school for a couple of nights a week. 

Happy New Year!!

posted 6 Jan 2018, 09:46 by Gillian Thornicroft

Happy New Year everyone!!
I am sure it is going to be a great one!!

EYFS Nativity

posted 16 Dec 2017, 09:51 by Gillian Thornicroft

Well done EYFS children for your lovely nativity this year. The parents said it was amazing! I saw some real stars of the future - actors, singers, dancers and comedians!
'Away in a Manger' was a lovely story.

Carol Service in Church 2017

posted 16 Dec 2017, 09:45 by Gillian Thornicroft

Thank-you to all the parents and family members who joined us in church for our Christmas Carol Service this year. Well done to Year 4 for your excellent performance of 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' and Year 5 for your super performance of 'The First Noel'. I also enjoyed listening to Key stage 1 and EYFS sing a song from each of their performances. As usual, Year 6 did an excellent job of delivering the readings and the prayer. 
We had lots of lovely feedback from everyone. 

Key Stage 1 Nativity

posted 16 Dec 2017, 09:37 by Gillian Thornicroft

Well done to all children in Key Stage 1 for your great production. The show was called 'Are We Nearly There Yet?' The parents said they really enjoyed it and they were really proud of you all. 

Springside Choir in the Community

posted 10 Dec 2017, 06:28 by Gillian Thornicroft

Our Choir went out on Friday afternoon to sing in some local nursing homes. The people in these homes loved listening to our traditional Christmas carols. 
Well done everyone.

Christmas Fair 2017

posted 10 Dec 2017, 03:27 by Gillian Thornicroft

A big thank-you to all who supported the fair, either by helping to run it or by spending money on the stalls. We raised a huge £1500. Some of this money will go towards buying new books for our library. It was great that Father Christmas was free to come and open our fair, we thought his sleigh was wonderful. The choir also did a very good job keeping us all entertained.

Christmas Tree Service 2017

posted 2 Dec 2017, 04:02 by Gillian Thornicroft

At Springside we have a tradition called the 'Christmas Tree Service' which is always held on 1st December. All children in school come into the assembly with a bauble and as they come in, they pass them to the staff to put on the tree. We sing a few Christmas songs then we switch all the hall lights out for the countdown to the switching on of the tree. The oldest and youngest child in school switch the lights on. Our tree looks lovely!!

Anti-Bullying week Assembly

posted 30 Nov 2017, 06:37 by Gillian Thornicroft

At the end of Anti-Bullying week we celebrated our learning by sharing our work in assembly.
EYFS children thought about what makes a good friend and they thought about what might go into a 'Friendship Spell'.
Year 1 and 2
KS1 children thought about friendship and they wrote recipes for a good friendship.
Year 3
Year 3 children thought about how everyone is individual but we all fit together like a jigsaw to make a community. They also wrote on hands what they could do to help someone who was being bullied. 
Year 4
Year 4 children thought about how bullying affects people.
Year 5
Year 5 children drew and wrote comic strips about bullying. They also have a kindness cushion. Children who are kind to other children get to sit on the kindness cushion for a lesson.  
Year 6
Year 6 children have been studying a book called 'Wonder'. This book is all about not judging someone by the way they look. They have been studying this book for a whole half term. 

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

posted 25 Nov 2017, 12:22 by Gillian Thornicroft

What a fantastic week we have had this week!! We have all been learning about what bullying is and how we can be the best friend we can be to everybody. On Thursday, we watched an anti-bullying show called 'The Power of One'. They performed a different show for KS1 and KS2. They have left us a huge board with an anti-bullying pledge on it. All the school is going to sign it and we will display it somewhere where everyone can see it.

We finished the week with a celebration assembly where each class talked about the work they had completed and what they had learnt. 

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