News and updates

On Friday evening, as lots of children and parents know, the school took over the Athenaeum Theatre in Warminster for the annual Showcase event which featured all aspects of performing arts, from poetry to gymnastic displays to musical theatre performances. All main school children have the opportunity to take part, working on acts at home, ready to audition at school where they receive support and advice. School clubs, whole classes...
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Terrific Themes  “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats Learning is all about someone lighting the touch paper to spark interest and excitement, sitting back and watching (see later theme for Year 2).  It is about being inspired to find out more and in all sorts of ways.  There is a place for teacher-led learning, as there is using research or...
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Academic news from Alan Petrie, Educational Consultant I have been working with Madeleine and the staff as an education consultant, bringing an independent view of the school, its systems and provision, for the last six and a half years in order for them to reflect on their practice and feel confident that they are offering the best for your children. I have been fortunate in that time to be associated,...
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This year for the first time, we are involving our Nursery children with the main school’s Harvest Celebrations.  The children have been learning the songs during a singing session on a Wednesday morning with Hannah Drury and Charlotte Munckton.  They have learnt the songs and rhythms very quickly, all eager to have a go and be part of the experience.  All children enjoy music, even though our taste for music...
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Learning can be achieved both in the classroom and outside. Children develop gross motor skills as they climb, jump and slide and also social skills as they take turn on equipment and play hide and seek. This can be transferred to our older children whether it’s a Science lesson about shadows or an Art lessons drawing landscapes. We are privileged at Springmead to be able to take the learning outside...
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