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 Laptop for Children to Use

posted 17 Mar 2018, 06:10 by Gillian Thornicroft

We are really lucky! A local voluntary group called Friends of Walmersley Village have bought us a new laptop from their fund raising scheme. A really big thank-you to them and I am sure it will be well used by the children. 

French Day 2018

posted 17 Mar 2018, 06:06 by Gillian Thornicroft

On Friday it was French Day. What a great day we had! Each class studied a different French speaking country and we all got the chance to taste croissant and jam, yum yum!

Judaism with Jeremy

posted 10 Mar 2018, 07:39 by Gillian Thornicroft

This week, a man called Jeremy came to visit year 4 to teach us all about Judaism. The best way to learn about a religion is from a person who follows the beliefs. He was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the afternoon. 
He also went into assembly to tell all the school about Jewish food.
We will be inviting him into school again later in the year. 

World War 1 Soldier in Year 6

posted 2 Mar 2018, 07:40 by Gillian Thornicroft

This week we had a World War 1 soldier in year 6 to teach us all about the war. This linked to our literacy novel 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo. He gave us lots of great information and we really enjoyed the exciting day. We hope this day will help us to produce some excellent pieces of writing. 

Y6 and Y1 Class Assemblies

posted 22 Feb 2018, 02:35 by Gillian Thornicroft

Well done to Year 6 and Year 1 for performing their class assemblies for parents this week. The year 6 class assembly was all about their work on the classic poem 'The Highwayman' and the year 1 class assembly was all about their topic on houses and homes. 

Spring Disco

posted 22 Feb 2018, 02:31 by Gillian Thornicroft

Thank-you to the Friends of Springside Group for organising our Spring Disco. We all danced our socks off!! Te event raised £288 for our school fund. 

Chinese New Year

posted 22 Feb 2018, 02:25 by Gillian Thornicroft

This week, Mrs Chow came into school to teach EYFS children about Chinese New Year. She also presented an assembly for the whole school. She showed us lots of artifacts and told us lots of information about the celebration. We have invited her back later in the year to teach us more about the Chinese culture. 

Sponsored Pancake Toss 2018

posted 22 Feb 2018, 02:19 by Gillian Thornicroft

On Monday this week, we had our annual Sponsored Pancake Toss. We had a great time and raised £405 for school funds. This money will go towards paying for special visitors to come to school and work with different classes. Thank-you to the Friends of Springside Group for organising the event. 

Internet Safety Day

posted 10 Feb 2018, 03:32 by Gillian Thornicroft

On Tuesday this week, it was Internet Safety Day 2018. All classes in school learnt about safety online. The 2 main themes we discussed were cyber-bullying and not trusting people you meet online who you don't know. If you ever feel uncomfortable online, either tell an adult or use the CEOP button on the left of this page. 

Values Afternoon - Resilience

posted 3 Feb 2018, 02:52 by Gillian Thornicroft

This week we had our third values afternoon of the year. Our theme across the school was Resilience. All classes shared their learning in assembly.

Children in EYFS learnt about resilience when they tried to build tall towers, when they fell over they had to start again. They also sang about Incy Wincy Spider who 'had to climb the spout again'

Year 1 and 2
Year 1 and 2 children thought about all the times in school, when they have to be resilient. They also thought about phrases which encourage you to be resilient e.g. 'always try your best', 'I can do it', 'don't give up'

Year 3
Year 3 children thought about their life and told stories about when they were resilient, [articularly when they were learning something new. 

Year 4
Year 4 children thought about growth mindset. They changed negative thoughts into positive thoughts. 

Year 5
Year 5 children read a story and they made story boards to show how the character was resilient. 

Year 6
Year 6 children learnt all about a disabled man who, along with his father, has completed many sporting achievements. They watched a video about him and prepared a presentation. 

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