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Spring is here!

It’s officially the first day of spring today as well as being National Poetry Day and those events alone are enough to put us all in a good mood!

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This evening will see FoS hosting a disco which should be great fun and help to raise funds for school. I have asked them to support us in purchasing new equipment for the playground so that we can refresh the activities to keep you all active and engaged.

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This links in well with Mrs Cormack’s plans to develop outdoor reading areas which will encourage you to enjoy texts in different settings and further support our aim for everyone to develop a love of reading for pleasure. Thank you to everyone who has sent in their sponsorship money so far; we’re looking forward to finding out what the final total is so that we can put our plans into action – with your input of course!

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Mrs Stones was extremely impressed by the attitudes and behaviour of the eight Y3/4 pupils who accompanied her to Woodville on Tuesday to take part in the able writer’s day. She said the author was incredibly inspiring and the children were thoroughly engaged with the activities.

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Hopefully you will have all seen the messages about Comic Relief and know that our final fundraising total for the day was £215.33; a fantastic amount which will go to help others throughout the world. Special mention must go to the Y5 girls, Ella-Mai and Tia who organised the biscuit decorating at lunchtime and to Ruby and all the other people who made and donated cakes.

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Well done and thank you to those of you who have started coming to school on your scooters. Everyone has followed the rules and brought in permission slips which have been signed by parents as well as being really sensible about walking alongside their scooters on the playground. There were a few bumps at Scooter Club on Friday but everyone there had a helmet and seemed to enjoy themselves regardless. Knee pads and gloves might be a good idea for future sessions too!

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Next Friday (29th March) is a non-uniform day in exchange for £1 donations which will be used to fund prizes for the Easter Bingo which will take place in the hall on Thursday 4th April. Another annual Easter event is Mrs Williams’ giant Easter egg raffle. She will be purchasing lots of chocolate goodies in the next few days and will task her Tigers to see raffle tickets in the coming weeks.

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Our Cross Country team are off to Loughborough on Saturday to represent school in the area competition so good luck to them.

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Polar Bears were the winners of last week’s attendance race but unfortunately I don’t have the results for House Points, reading or maths yet so can’t let you know who has been successful in each of those challenges.

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Just before I sign off I’d like to remind everyone to spend a moment to reflect on the theme of a couple of our assemblies this week in light of recent events in New Zealand and The Netherlands. We don’t always like or agree with the views held by other people but there is never an excuse for causing hurt or upset because of this. Tolerance and respect are absolute priorities and key values that we should uphold in both our own and the wider community. The old adage about treating others as you want to be treated yourself has never been more appropriate and I sincerely hope that at Springfield we can guide everyone to be positive and respective citizens of the world.

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Have a great weekend,

Mrs Hughes

Blog Box question: which values have we focussed on in assembly this week?

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