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11th January 2021 At Springmead School we always have the safety and welfare of our whole school community at the heart of what we do. In the light of the UK Government’s announcement, Springmead School has moved to a largely online method of delivering teaching and learning for the Spring Term. Please see details of...
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World Book Day
Amongst all of the areas of learning I suggest that reading is an area of the curriculum which is relatively easy to support but can also be highly enjoyable.  Losing yourself in a good story can really help when other areas of our life are in turmoil.  As parents you are your child’s most influential...
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It has been another busy, Christmas filled week in Squirrels class! We have been making snowflake crafts, finishing our Christmas cards and solving Christmas maths puzzles. We have also ventured into the world of maths problem solving and have cracked some tricky padlock codes. We worked in our code-breaking teams to discover the hidden patterns...
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Last Friday, the Badgers enjoyed a fun but foggy and chilly morning on Go Explore. On the way down to the wildlife area we spotted signs of the seasons changing; dewy spiders webs, fallen brown and orange leaves, dead trees, holly growing and not many flowers! Once in the wildlife area, they had to use their...
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The Otters have been thinking about Christmas and what it might be like in different places around the world.  The first port of call, however, wasto look at the world and find out a bit more about it, how much is land and how much is sea or ocean?  It was quite tricky to move...
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This week has been a magical one. We have started filming our Nativity, which this year is happening very differently- we are filming on location! Yes, the bike shed is now the stable and the stable block in the playground is Bethlehem, high street, the Kings will be star gazing from the top of the...
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Deputy principle
Fluency in maths is all about developing good number sense and being able to use the most appropriate method for the task at hand, it is being able to apply a skill to a range of problems as opposed to doing pages full of the same sums. The National Curriculum states that pupils should become...
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World Book Day
As we have much more time for reading we thought it would be useful to recap on some top tips:- Our top tips for reading at home… Choose a quiet time – 10-15 minutes should be plenty long enough.Maintain the flow – avoid interrupting mispronunciations immediately and allow opportunity for self-correction.Be positive – try “Let’s...
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Geometry is one of the classical disciplines of math. In Greek, it is roughly translated as “Earth Measurement” and is concerned with the properties of figures and space. Geometry is important because the world is made up of different shapes and spaces. Geometry finds huge applications in the real world: •           in Art and Architecture...
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Lessons on Design and Technology develop children’s skills and knowledge in many areas, not just; design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. It encourages children’s creativity and encourages them to think about important issues. Also, Design and Technology helps us to teach Maths with measuring, estimating and shape and English...
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