A week of Springfield success!

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I have been absolutely bowled over by the standard of the performances in this week’s production of Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies. The quality of the acting, comic timing, staging, singing and costumes all contributed to three days of fabulous performances and I am an incredibly proud head-teacher. We definitely have some very talented and entertaining pupils in our midst not to mention some super organised back stage crew who kept everything running perfectly!

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Massive thanks to Miss Norton for the amazing scenery; Mrs Tree and Mrs Williams for their wonderful work in directing the play; Mr Tilley for organising the staging, chairs, lights etc., FoS members for organising the raffle and providing refreshments; to parents and carers for their on-going support with rehearsals, costumes etc. and last but not least to our very own executive producer, Mrs Haines for having the vision and commitment to stage the event; it was brilliant!!

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Balloon Room pupils were out on an adventure to Cadbury World yesterday on their re-arranged trip and I know how excited they were about travelling to Birmingham by train to visit the Cadbury factory to learn how chocolate is made. They admitted today that they gave into temptation and tried a sample or two!

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Year 3 pupils went off to The Wolseley Centre in Rugeley on Monday on their field trip and had a wonderful day’s learning by the river. Staff reported on the excellent behaviour and positive attitudes displayed by the children and I know it will have helped to put their learning into context and improved their understanding of things they’ve been studying in class.

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They were busy again on Wednesday afternoon when they joined Elmsleigh on the field for the KS1 sports day. There was a really good atmosphere on the field and it was great practice for our sports day which will take place next week – weather permitting!

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Y6 pupils showed great maturity when Lee and Claire (PCSOs from Derbyshire Constabulary) came into school on Wednesday morning to talk to them about the problems of knife crime and other issues that they might encounter on the streets. Teachers were really impressed by their sensible questions and understanding of the importance of making positive choices and staying safe.

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Orangutans class took part in the Y4 multiplication trials yesterday morning and had the opportunity to demonstrate their recall during the on-line tests. It was interesting that one of our Y4s told the test administrator that they enjoyed the test and would have liked harder questions; a positive Springfield attitude!

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Miss Smith was busy yesterday making final preparations for the Area Sports competition at Melbourne and had to make a few last minute changes as well as searching high and low for missing t-shirts! We were up against some tough competition in this afternoon’s competition but the children’s hard work and preparation paid off when they came back with a 3rd place trophy this afternoon; our best ever performance in the competition and one which we are all incredibly proud of.

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Miners and Snow Leopards are both on a winning streak as well and successfully retained the House Point trophy and Oscar respectively for the second week in succession.

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Y6 pupils are off to their respective secondary schools at the start of next week whilst a group of Y2 pupils are coming from Elmsleigh on Tuesday afternoon for a pre-visit before transition week. Our Sports day will take place on Wednesday morning and parents/ carers/ family are warmly invited to come along and cheer you all on and FoS will be around to provide refreshments. Mrs Jones will be helping me with the Silver + Super Student reward activity at the Ski Centre on Wednesday afternoon whilst back in school the woodwind teacher, Emily Fox, will be giving a demonstration during singing assembly. Natasha Hyde from Swadlincote Library will be in school on Thursday to launch the summer reading challenge and the Assembly Team are in school on Tuesday for their final assembly of the year.

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Look out for letters next week for the end of year disco which will take place on Thursday 12th July and don’t forget to bring your raffle tickets back as it’s just 2 weeks before the Summer Fair. Many thanks for your non-uniform contributions today; they are greatly appreciated and will help FoS in their fair preparations.

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Take care, have a great weekend and don’t forget to be Sun-safe.

Mrs Hughes


Blog Box question: why is Natasha Hyde in school on Thursday?