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So much has been packed into this week! The children are now partitioning numbers really well, and not just that they are starting to understand why we do it and are naturally thinking of numbers as 10’s and 1’s. In literacy we have been watching a short silent film called La Luna and we are...
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Continuing with our Remarkable Person theme, the children have begun to look at the life and work of Florence Nightingale. They delved into the history of Florence, who was named after the place of her birth, Florence, Italy.   Her parents were wealthy landowners, dedicated to the pursuit of an active social life.  Her father educated...
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We have a busy term ahead with a strong academic focus that includes entrance tests for Year 6 children and new class themes across the school. Children thrive when they are really engaged with their learning, for this reason, we combine learning across different subjects in a topic based approach allowing children to explore and...
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This week our younger children enjoyed our storytelling event ~ the joy and wonder on the children’s faces, as he captured the marvel of the imaginary world, was something to behold. As a school we firmly believe in the benefits of story-telling and reading aloud to all our classes, from the youngest to the oldest....
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This week we have been continuing to work hard on our phonics, using our skills to work on reading and in particular focusing on writing. We have been working on our letter formation and also thinking about the size of our letters. Which letters are tall, which are small and which are dangly. This helps...
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At Springmead we educate the whole child; personal development is as important as academic rigour. There are a plethora of ways in which we approach these two fundamentally important areas, in the classroom, through the curriculum, and through the rich variety of experiences our children enjoy beyond usual lessons.  Through clubs, trips, sport and performing...
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Swimming
  Water confidence is a term that is used regularly in swimming, in particular for learning to swim. It refers to being able to safely enjoy the water without fear or stress. Before a child can swim properly being in a swimming pool can often be a scary thing. We therefore always want to find...
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Awe and Wonder “Wow” moments stimulate curiosity, imagination and invention and bring huge delight and exhilaration -they are fundamentally important to our development as humans. Giving children the opportunity to experience and recognise them is inherent in a well-rounded education.  As a school we nurture these magical moments every day in simple acts: stopping to...
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We have had a very busy first week back after half term…we definitely all hit the ground running! We settled back in quickly to class, continuing our celebrations theme. We started learning about Diwali, the festival of light and the children have started making clay diva lamps. They loved using clay and had to find...
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