What's new at Springside?
Letters to Parents/Carers

Happy New Year

January and February are times of the year where we often have adverse weather and snow. 

Whilst the short-term forecast seems to be fair for now, I would ask you to ensure the school has accurate and up-to-date emergency contact information for your child in the unlikely event of school closure.   It is important we have a mobile number on record for the main contact of every pupil so that we can make use of our text messaging system in these circumstances.  Thank you for your continued support and partnership.          


Our New Willow Dome

With the money kindly donated in memory of Mrs Charnley, the Yorkshire Willow company came into school and built a willow dome sculpture and tunnel on the EYFS playing field.  It is a living sculpture which will grow more each year and the stems can be trained to fill the spaces between the branches, which will mean that  the dome will eventually be a  lovely sheltered area for the children to work and play in.

  


Reading at Home

Reading at home is a fantastic way of supporting your child’s learning.  Discussing books and providing meaningful reading opportunities outside the classroom can foster a lifelong love of reading. 

Fourteen minutes of reading per day amount to a million words read in a year!

World Book DAY—Thursday 5th March.   

     

It is a celebration of authors, illustrator's, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.  In fact, it is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading which is marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading.  

The children can dress up as their favourite book character on the day


Pavements

The pavements are being replaced along Springside Road and the work is expected to take around 10 weeks.  

Please find alternative parking during this time or walk to school if at all possible.  Thank you.


Drop-In Sessions

If you would like to speak to Asheligh from Six Town Housing, she will be in school on Wednesday mornings between 9:30 and 11:30 am.

If you would like to speak to Lindsey Hales our Parent Support Advisor, or Mrs Wynn our Senco, 

their sessions are on Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

Side Gate

The side gate will be closed at 9am every morning. 
So if you arrive after that time you will need to come through the office and sign your child in.

Uniform Policy
It is important that all children keep to the school dress code.  This ensures all children are dressed equally and it shows school visitors that we enforce high standards in school.  The following issues need to be addressed:-
Children should be wearing dark shoes for school, not trainers.  Trainers should only be worn for outdoor PE.
Children should not be wearing false nails of nail varnish for school.
Children should only wear a watch and/or small stud earrings.  No other jewellery should be worn.
Hair accessories should be kept to a minimum and where possible kept to school uniform colours.  Very large hair bows and head bands are not appropriate for school.
Mobile phones should not be brought to school unless necessary.  They should be kept in the school office.

Parking
Please park safely and with consideration to our neighbours at all times.  
For the safety of our children we ask parents not to drive on school premises.

DO NOT PARK OR DROP-OFF ON THE ZIG ZAG LINES.