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Springmead Newsletter 18, 2018

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policemen and women; authors; actors; faith leaders; vets; dentists; firemen and farmers. Through this programme, children are beginning to gain information about career choices from a very early age. Year 3 look very specifically at jobs and the necessary skills they require as part of their PSHE programme. Year 6 pupils are prepared for transition through a wide range of activities, including: extra curriculum time for test preparation; interview preparation; increased responsibility and independence through the Springmead Ambassador programme; a wide range of clubs and activities enabling them to be as engaged as possible; encouraging parents and children to visit senior schools and involving older children in events at senior schools. ‘Not sure of how bullying is dealt with as we have never had to find out’. It is good that so many parents have never had to consider how bullying is dealt with in the school. However, for peace of mind please know that Springmead’s Anti-Bullying Policy, our starting point for dealing with such issues, which, along with all our policies, can be found on our website under Parent Information. Anonymity on questionnaires allows respondents to be very honest. It does mean however, that you do not get individual feedback. If there are specific issues that this process has raised for you please contact me in person or by email. Again, thank you for your time and input. Disco and Cinema Night! Please see reply slip at the end of the Newsletter The School Council have again lobbied hard for a school disco and cinema night. Please note we will be watching a PG certificate film. Two discos and the cinema screening will run concurrently in the hall, dining hall, and the Rabbits classroom from 5.30 - 7.00pm on Friday 16 h March. Please note that After School Club will finish promptly at 5.00pm that evening, to allow us to prepare the venues! The discos will be split by age. Whilst the activities are suited to Reception to Year 6 children, if there are any nursery children who you think would be able to enjoy the evening please feel free to speak to Shirley Offer. The cost of the event is £4.00: this will be added to next term’s invoice. Proceeds will go towards the Springmead School Association fund. Holiday Club It is coming to that time of year again! February half term holiday will soon be approaching us. Please find attached the holiday club flyer. To book your space please email Kim Hobley at info@springmead.com Thank you

Go Explore, out and about Reception Go Explore On Go Explore last week, the Hedgehogs investigated journeys and map-making by exploring what was around them and creating their very own ‘journey stick’. What a fantastic way to get close to nature and create your own story! Year 1 Trip to We The Curious The Rabbits enjoyed their day out at We The Curious. They explored the exhibitions and had an interactive lesson making flatbreads. They were also fortunate enough to have the planetarium to themselves and watched an amazing 2D show about the planets and our Solar System. What a perfect way to round off a fantastic topic on Space! Year 5 and 6 see Wicked ‘The clues in the name… it was wicked!’ said Silas and Aleesha when they were asked about the Eagles and Owls recent trip to Bristol Hippodrome, to watch Wicked. The catchy songs, impressive acting and imaginative staging caught the gleaming eyes of our oldest children. ‘The person who played Elphaba had a phenomenal voice’ said SJ, ‘and Glinda’s character was so funny,’ said Phoebe. When asked to sum up the musical in a few words Guy said it was totally magical and will be a very ‘popular’ show (popular being a name of one of the songs!)… The Year 6 children clearly love play on words!

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