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11th January 2021 At Springmead School we always have the safety and welfare of our whole school community at the heart of what we do. In the light of the UK Government’s announcement, Springmead School has moved to a largely online method of delivering teaching and learning for the Spring Term. Please see details of how we are currently operating below: Main School (Reception to Year 6) We will be...
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World Book Day
Amongst all of the areas of learning I suggest that reading is an area of the curriculum which is relatively easy to support but can also be highly enjoyable.  Losing yourself in a good story can really help when other areas of our life are in turmoil.  As parents you are your child’s most influential teachers with an important part to play in helping your child learn to read. Please...
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It has been another busy, Christmas filled week in Squirrels class! We have been making snowflake crafts, finishing our Christmas cards and solving Christmas maths puzzles. We have also ventured into the world of maths problem solving and have cracked some tricky padlock codes. We worked in our code-breaking teams to discover the hidden patterns and numbers, using a variety of maths techniques. Today, we had a very exciting visit...
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Last Friday, the Badgers enjoyed a fun but foggy and chilly morning on Go Explore. On the way down to the wildlife area we spotted signs of the seasons changing; dewy spiders webs, fallen brown and orange leaves, dead trees, holly growing and not many flowers! Once in the wildlife area, they had to use their knowledge from Ancient Britain homes and create their own from the natural resources around them....
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The Otters have been thinking about Christmas and what it might be like in different places around the world.  The first port of call, however, wasto look at the world and find out a bit more about it, how much is land and how much is sea or ocean?  It was quite tricky to move from a 2D map with the same sea on both sides, to a 3D globe...
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In Year 1, we are learning about the history of toys.  The children have been looking at the differences between old and new toys, such as how they work, what they are made of and you play with them. Their homework was to ask parents and grandparents about their favourite toys they had as children and it was lovely to hear the class talk about this.  The discussion about the toys...
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