15 Jun

Eid Mubarak to all of our Spring Brook family and friends!

Today we said goodbye to our chickens. We loved having them and watching them grow and develop their own little characteristics. Two of the chicks have been re-homed with Mrs Pulman and two have been sent back to the farmer..

Mr Hopkins has an update for us on the latest sporting events at Spring Brook..

After the Karate instruction on Monday, the sports events continued as Spring Brook Upper entered a Kwik Cricket tournament on Tuesday against 6 other schools at Middleton Cricket Club. The venue and the weather were both fantastic, as were the organisers – Lancashire Cricket Foundation. 8 pupils travelled to make up the team consisting of pupils across all age ranges, Year 7 through to Year 11. We played 4 matches in a league format. We lost our first match by a mere 6 runs and then continued to win our remaining 3 matches, putting us in with a chance of winning the tournament..

As the results were read out we ended up finishing 3rd, realising that if we had won the first match we would have won the tournament!!! An amazing achievement for our pupils who had only played cricket for the first time the day before for an hour and a half!!

All of the pupils on our team behaved impeccably and supported each other throughout the games. We saw lots of advice being given and the boys working together brilliantly when fielding. At the end of each match, everyone shook hands and we all applauded the other teams during the prize ceremony..

Particular highlights were Jason hitting 3 sixes in a row during one match, Levi hitting 18 runs off 4 balls in another and Cameron winning one game for us by bowling an opponent out (removing all 3 stumps from the ground!) on the last ball of the game!! Well done everyone, it was a great day.

Miss Brown’s group have been busy making Father’s Day gifts. I’m sure all of the important men receiving these gifts will cherish them. (We have some lovely pictures but we don’t want to spoil the surprise for anyone….)

Now over to see what our Nurutre Group have been learning about..

Wow what a busy week in the Nurture room. In Maths the boys have been working out percentages of different amounts and units. Harry made a great start producing a neat piece of work..

In our living skills lessons the boys worked out what they would need to make a full English breakfast, working out the cost of buying one or buying the ingredients to make one. The boys realised they could make four of their own breakfasts for the price of buying one.

In our food technology lesson the group made their own full breakfast. They enjoyed working as a team, cooking individual items for everyone to share. Leo cooked sausages and scrambled eggs while Harry prepared the mushrooms, beans and fried egg. After putting it on plates we forgot to take a photograph as they couldn’t wait to eat it!

In our emotional and social lesson, the group have continued to look at the feelings of people in difficult situations. Leo showed a mature attitude while working through the worksheet, discussing each expression..

This week in our Nurture room we have celebrated the 21st birthday of our TA, Miss Davies. We all hope she has a great day and a fabulous party..

Yes, thank you boys for my hash brown, it was much needed! I hope the breakfasts tasted as good as they looked?

Mrs Young has been delighted with her class this week, I’ll let her tell you why..

Our boys have been absolute stars this week! Especially, Leo M. who has made enormous progress across ALL OF THE SUBJECTS. His prompt calculations in Maths, retention of quite a few facts about the Berlin Wall and caring for the little chicks deserve recognition this week. Leo was a pleasure to teach and he really made me proud through having the right frame of mind and a willingness to compromise when necessary. Leo, you and your family should be really proud of your achievements this week. You have been amazing!!!

The rest of the boys did really great too! We all worked hard as a class and got on with everybody without any issues. These few pictures are just a snapshot of what we have been up to this week..

Wonderful work!! Well done everyone, particularly Leo.

As this week ends we look forward to our staff celebration evening next Tuesday where we will celebrate our fantastic team of staff here at Spring Brook Academy. Our staff go above and beyond every day in order to meet the needs of our pupils. Watch this space for more news about our amazing staff team here at Spring Brook Upper!

Enjoy Eid and Father’s Day this weekend,

Miss Rodgers
Head of Site

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