The children have settled quickly back into a new term. The grey days haven’t stopped them from coming back with a real enthusiasm for their learning. Year 3 were wowed yesterday by their first ever violin lesson. Key Stage 1 enjoyed their day as knights, princes and princesses to start off their new project on castles. There is a real buzz around the school as the children begin their new projects. Many of them spent the weekend doing lots of research to support their learning. Brilliant!
Springfield is a fantastic place to be. Walking through school on Friday with a visitor, reminded me how wonderful our school is. The children, as always, were extremely polite and enjoyed explaining to us about their learning. From nursery through to Year 6, the children were very welcoming and articulate about their learning.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve had lots of parents in school for a number of different events, such as the Foundation Stage ‘Apple Day’. Thank you to those parents that are able to support these activities. I know that it’s difficult for some, but we really do appreciate those that are able to support the children in this way.
Our girls’ football team were in action this afternoon and did brilliantly! Check out the blog on the Sports News. The girls, as always, were a credit to the school. Their fair play and sportsmanship was evident and their teamwork was a joy to see. The girls were up for the challenge, not daunted by any opposition. It is great to see the work that we have put into our key drivers of ‘Care, Collaboration and Challenge’ paying off! Well done girls!
A very warm welcome back to all of our parents, children and staff. If you are a new parent to our school, a very special welcome to you.
This is the end of our second week in school and I have been so proud of how well the children have settled back into school routines. It has been a fantastic first couple of weeks, with the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 starting off their project with a ‘Pyjama Day’ and Year 6 arriving in school on the first day back after the holiday as World War 2 evacuees. Year 3 have spent time with Garry Goddard, a charity worker with Lincs2Nepal, learning about the work that they do in that country.
All of the children, from our Nursery to Year 6, have begun our exciting new Personal, Social, Health Education curriculum, Jigsaw. It’s early days, but the children have been very positive about their first experiences of it.
We will hold two parents’ evenings at the end of this half term, for you to talk to your child’s class teacher about how your child has settled in. If you feel you need to speak to anyone before then, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We do emphasise though, that no news from us, is good news!
It’s the start of the final half term of the year. Our Year 6 children have completed their SATs and are now hopefully looking forward to the move to secondary school. All of our children have returned to school and have settled quickly back into routines. This morning I spoke to the children about our whole school WOWW targets (Working on What Works). As a school we are working on moving around school sensibly and quietly, being kind to one another and respecting our environment. The children are really thinking about these and are reminding one another about appropriate behaviour.
This morning, along with the rest of the country, we held a minutes silence to remember those people that were killed and injured in London. Our children, as always, were fantastic and extremely respectful.
As we go through the term, we look forward to our sports days, the Year 6 residential to PGL Caythorpe, the Foundation Stage visit to the Pink Pig Farm and the KS1 visit to Far Ings. All of our year groups have fantastic topics planned, which I am sure, the children will really engage in.
I had the privilege of taking seventeen of our Key Stage 2 children to the local swimming gala on Saturday. The children were fantastic – extremely well behaved, very encouraging to one another and willing to have a go, with a smile, in what was a very tough competition. The children represented our school with pride and I was extremely proud of every one of them.
The majority of our Year 5 children spent three days in York last week. Reports back from the staff that accompanied them are excellent. The children were once again a credit to our school and their exemplary behaviour was commented upon by the Youth Hostel staff and also members of the public they met out and about in York.
Our children are a credit to themselves, their parents and to our school.
This week it has been fantastic to see the work some of our Year 5 girls have put in, organising a bake off to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Our children and parents have once again responded brilliantly, with lots of cakes donated and bought. I’ve been the Head at Springfield for over nine years now, and it still amazes me how our children have such a heart for those that are less fortunate than themselves. Well done, everyone!
If you’re reading this, then I hope that you’ve also taken the opportunity to read the class blogs. It’s great to read all about the exciting things that our children are learning about and the wonderful experiences that they have.
Our whole school WOWW (working on what works) targets are really having an impact on the children as they move around school. They’re really thinking about what is expected of them and are making a real effort to do the right thing. It’s great to see their enthusiasm to earn a WOWW certificate.
If you have seen the Grimsby Telegraph this week, you would hopefully have noticed the article about the ‘Real Schools Guide’. The guide uses thirty six datasets, including Key Stage 2 results, progress, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates to grade each school across the country. We are extremely proud to be ranked fourth in North East Lincolnshire.
To read the article click here
Our I Am Proud assemblies were fantastic this week. The children that presented their work were a real credit to themselves, their teachers and to their parents. It was fantastic to see all of the wonderful models that our Key Stage 1 children had created – what imagination! Our Key Stage 2 children also showed a wide range of fantastic work. At Springfield, we are so fortunate to have children that are so ready to learn and that are keen to do their best and showcase their talents.
Welcome back to the Spring Term. I’m really proud of how our children have settled back into school and are working well. Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding blogs for all of our classes so that our children will be able to post all the exciting things that they are learning.