A busy week ahead!

Our cross country team were in action at Melbourne last night and although Miss Smith has told me about some strong individual performances we are unfortunately unable to announce our overall team positions until the SSP organisers have finalised the scores. Fingers crossed for a good position! A special thank you to Miss Smith for organising everything, Mr Liddle for accompanying the team on the day and to parents for their on-going support; it is much appreciated.

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It has been extremely busy in school this week and the diary looks equally packed next week so I would like to remind everyone of the importance of staying calm and adhering to rules so that we can all get on with the things we need to do. Unfortunately the behaviour of a very small minority of pupils this week has taken up a lot of time and effort which could be better spent on improving things for the vast majority. Whilst we appreciate that everyone gets angry at times or wants to have a laugh with their friends it is important to remember that there are ways of dealing with anger that don’t have a detrimental impact on others and upset them and that the playground is the place for chatting and being silly. Being respectful and treating others as you want to be treated your-self is important at all times and makes for a calm and happy school. Enormous thanks to those pupils who constantly make the right choices; hard work and excellent behaviour reap massive rewards and getting into good habits now will set the foundation for a happy and successful future. I have absolute faith in the knowledge that every single person in our school is capable of making positive choices and that we can work together to ensure our school is the best!

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Mrs Burton is coming to see me in the morning and I know that she is really excited about seeing the Y3 classes after our meeting. Our Polar Bears and Penguins have made a fabulous start to their time at Springfield and we are all really proud of them.

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It doesn’t seem five minutes since last autumn when they first came to look round the “big school” and it’s hard to believe that our next new parent evening is next week.

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Another meeting taking place next week is for our Y6 pupils and parents who are off on their Whitemoor Lakes residential in a couple of weeks. The trip will be a real challenge but I am totally confident that everyone will thoroughly enjoy the experience and come back with a whole host of skills they never knew they possessed. Facing fears; developing independence; improving communication and collaboration; assuming leadership roles and developing personal organisation are amongst the many things they will experience and I know that the trip will be one of the highlights of their year.

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Well done to Brewers who have won this week’s House Point race by just one point to pip Potters to the post. Unfortunately I don’t have the Times Tables and Reading scores with me so I can’t announce the winners there although I can say well done to Elephants for leading the way in the attendance race.

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Don’t forget that we are inviting parents to join us for lessons on Monday morning from 9am to 10am and that there is a Coffee Morning meeting on Tuesday in the Community Room, also from 9am to 10am. The photographer will be in school on Wednesday to take individual photos and around 20 Y3 parents and carers will be joining us for a Harvest themed dinner on Thursday. Next Friday is the deadline for the first Super Student nominations of the year and we will also be sending invitations home for the following week’s Special Mentions Assembly. Phew; I told you there was a lot in the diary!

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Keep reading lots at home and make sure you impress your teachers with hard work and positive attitudes.

Take care and have a super weekend,

Mrs Hughes


Blog Box question: what kind of costumes or accessories might the cooks wear on Thursday?