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.

Children in Need Day

posted 18 Nov 2017, 03:47 by Gillian Thornicroft

A big thank-you to all parents and children who supported Children in Need Day this week, we raised £300 for the charity. There were lots of children and staff dressed in spots and it was great to have toast at break time, provided by the Friends of Springside Group. In our assembly, we watched a video about a school for children with disabilities which showed where some of the money we raise will go. 

Remembrance Day Assembly

posted 11 Nov 2017, 04:47 by Gillian Thornicroft


On Friday we had our Remembrance Day Assembly. We learnt about the history of the day and also read some famous poems. We thought about the soldiers during our 2 minutes silence and we also said a prayer. 

EYFS visit to Bury Transport Museum

posted 11 Nov 2017, 04:42 by Gillian Thornicroft

This week, children in nursery and reception visited Bury Transport Museum. They caught the public bus from outside school then looked at all the transport in the museum. They had a lovely time and learnt a lot. 

Glow Disco 2017

posted 4 Nov 2017, 08:00 by Gillian Thornicroft

A big thank-you to all the children who came to our Glow Disco. We had a fantastic time and raised almost £600 for school. Keep your eye out for our next one in February.


Let Your Light Shine!

posted 4 Nov 2017, 07:56 by Gillian Thornicroft


On Thursday this week, 4 children from Year 4 went on a special day and met with other children from schools in our cluster. The theme for the day was 'Let Your Light Shine' children completed lots of art activities linked to  'Light' and they learnt about 'light' from the point of view of lots of different religions. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and here are some photographs to show what they did. 












Friends of Springside Cake Stall

posted 28 Oct 2017, 06:09 by Gillian Thornicroft

Thank-you to our Friends of Springside Group for organising our cake stall and thank-you to all the children and family members who bought some cake. We made £160 which is fantastic!! The money will go towards buying some new books for our library. 

Year 4 and Year 2 Class Assemblies

posted 28 Oct 2017, 06:05 by Gillian Thornicroft

A fantastic week of class assemblies this week. Thank-you to the huge number of family members who came to watch. The children were great and it was lovely to see how much they have learnt in just half a term. 

Visitors in Assembly

posted 14 Oct 2017, 05:33 by Gillian Thornicroft

This week we have had 2 visitors in assembly. Reverend Thompson came to talk to us about Harvest.

Sarah from the Christian Centre also came to talk to us about being thankful for what we have. 

We are looking forward to out Harvest Festival in church next week, Year 6 children are reading the service, Reception children are singing a song and Year 3 children are reading a poem. 


Values Afternoon

posted 7 Oct 2017, 04:27 by Gillian Thornicroft

This week we had our first Values Afternoon of the year. The theme was 'Family'. Each class in school spent an afternoon learning about the theme then we shared our learning in assembly the following day.

Reception and Nursery children thought about their family trees.

Year 1 children drew portraits of their family and thought about why their family was important.

Year 2 children also thought about their family at home and they wrote down all the things they get from their family.

Year 3 children thought about the school family and their home family.

Year 4 children thought about how families are similar and different around the world. 

Year 5 children thought about the School family and the skills you need in order to support one another. 

Year 6 children thought about what is important in a family. They discussed the difference between 'want' and 'need'







Drama Day - Monday 25th September

posted 30 Sep 2017, 04:09 by Gillian Thornicroft   [ updated 30 Sep 2017, 04:10 ]



We had a fantastic opportunity on Monday to work with a professional drama teacher. She spent 30 minutes with all classes in school from Reception to Year 6. Everyone seemed to be having a great time! If you would like to join the academy, ask an adult to contact them using the information above.



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