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As TS Elliot said, ‘Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.’ This rings true, from the talent illustrated at our Poetry recital last Friday. The forms, themes, meaning, humour, rhythms and rhymes explored by the children in such detail, were moving at times. They were a pleasure to listen to. Over the last few...
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Cross country club have had a fantastic turn out for the start of the season. We particularly welcome the brilliant turn out from the year 3 children and we are very excited for our first fixture this week. It is lovely to see so many at the club, with many joining for fun and physical...
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This week in sports club the children got to explore the mini golf equipment. We created ‘holes’ for the children to aim at and we worked on the stance and grip of the club. The year 3 and 4 children took part in some mini hockey matches in PE this week.  They used all their...
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The Nursery class are so busy exploring all the different aspects of nursery life. Building routines and understanding of their environment enables them to make connections in their learning. The video of their first few days enabled parents to share in these moments too, and by watching them with the children gave shape to the...
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Open door
Springmead Aims and Philosophy At Springmead these ideals are achieved by having the following clearly defined Aims: To see each child as an individual with unique needs and possibilities To teach children in small classes To use the best traditional and modern teaching practices in the classroom and beyond To ensure pupils work towards and...
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This week we had our first house swimming gala in quite some time, and I have to say it was excellent. All the children who participated did such an amazing job, showing all the skills they have been learning and working so hard to go as fast as they could. There were some absolutely incredible...
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Another very busy, successful and fantastic week in Rabbits! We moved on from fractions in maths – which they grasped fantastically. They are now learning about position and direction, which will cross over with geography and go explore with following directions. In science we talked about what materials would keep us dry in a rainforest....
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We have really enjoyed watching our youngest pupils this week: they so enjoyed performing for their parents and not a tear was shed (by the cast at any rate!). At this busy time of year many of our children are taking part in performances. We saw with the Easter play for Years 3 and 4...
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This week we had workshops across the school, funded by the Springmead School Association and run by Edward Oleszko,  from South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) supporting the children to think for themselves, through their own experiences, about ways to stay safe online.  These were engaging and fun sessions with a serious message. Children, younger...
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London Trip Our Residential Trip to London, written by The Squirrels After much anticipation the day had finally come…we were off to London, there were nerves and excitement but we all knew we were off to experience new things. We went to the Imperial War Museum, we could barely hold our excitement in. Ready to...
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