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Springmead House Spring
Academic news from Alan Petrie, Educational Consultant I have been working with Madeleine and the staff as an education consultant, bringing an independent view of the school, its systems and provision, for the last six and a half years in order for them to reflect on their practice and feel confident that they are offering the best for your children. I have been fortunate in that time to be associated,...
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This year for the first time, we are involving our Nursery children with the main school’s Harvest Celebrations.  The children have been learning the songs during a singing session on a Wednesday morning with Hannah Drury and Charlotte Munckton.  They have learnt the songs and rhythms very quickly, all eager to have a go and be part of the experience.  All children enjoy music, even though our taste for music...
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Learning can be achieved both in the classroom and outside. Children develop gross motor skills as they climb, jump and slide and also social skills as they take turn on equipment and play hide and seek. This can be transferred to our older children whether it’s a Science lesson about shadows or an Art lessons drawing landscapes. We are privileged at Springmead to be able to take the learning outside...
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drama
Next week are the poetry performance class heats and Showcase Auditions. Having the confidence to perform in public is a major life skill, by Christmas every child in the main school will have had more than one opportunity to perform publicly. Throughout the year we ensure that each cohort has several opportunities to have substantial roles in school performances. Repeated opportunities to perform builds confidence which has a huge impact...
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Science
Last week our Year 5 and Year 6 children were the first children to take part in a serious piece of research being conducted by the University of the West of England. This cross-curricular exercise involved the children in scientific research, physical geography and developed communication skills. We are grateful for the link we have with Dr Margarida Sardo (Enzo’s’s mum)! So what did they actually do? Dr Margarida Sardo...
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