16 Nov

The start of this half term has been very busy as ever here at Spring Brook. We have welcomed lots of new students to our Spring Brook family. A warm welcome to:

  • Nicholas in Mr Mullins’ class (Year 8)

  • Daniel in Miss Price’s class (Year 8)

  • Jamie in Mrs Young’s class (Year 9)

  • Amaan in Mr Mullins’ class (Year 7)

I am sure that you will all settle in to life here at Spring Brook and have a positive journey from here on in with your education boys.

This blog is dedicated to all of our children in need here in the UK. Can I extend a huge thank you to all of the staff, students and families who have supported this fantastic charity? Especially to our very own Mrs Burrows who planned not just one day but a whole week of fundraising events..

Monday was staff car wash – thank you to Mrs Young’s class for doing this..

On Tuesday Mr Mullins’ class made mocktails..

Wednesday was wear your PJs to school day. Thursday was wear yellow day and cake sales – thanks to Mrs Caines who make cakes to sell for this. Today is the Pudsey Children in Need Day. We had so much fun whilst raising money this week: £231.60 so far – THANK YOU!!! We are still counting the money and we will let you know the total amount raised soon.

Let’s have a look at what our students have been learning about this week, over to Miss Price’s class first..

During the first week of Maths, the students have been using their place value tables to multiply by 10, 100 and 1000. The students have really benefitted from using the tables and concrete resources to help them confidently solve the multiplication problems..

In Art and Craft the boys have been spending time creating poppies for our display to celebrate 100 years of the end of the war. The students really enjoyed creating the poppies and being a part of something special..

On the menu this week in Food Technology was Shepherd’s Pie. The boys enjoyed cutting, peeling and mashing their way through the vegetables. The boys took their Shepherd’s Pies home and we even got positive feedback from one parent!

  

This term SBA1 are looking into ‘Passport to the UK’. This topic includes British citizenship, facts about the UK, land area, population, language in the UK and traditions. The boys have spent this week creating their passports ready for stamping..

Miss Price and Miss Davies, you do work hard with your class. I really enjoy popping in to see their learning.

Mr P. has been busy in design technology making book or DVD ends and using a variety of workshop tools with the boys. I am very impressed with your skills boys – keep up the good work..

Let’s see what else the Nurture Group have been up to..

This week in the Nurture Group two of the boys have spent two days on the Bikeability course. Mitchell and Jacob spent one day on the sports pitch and then moved onto roads before going on a trek to Daisy Nook on the second day. Both had a good time and were shattered when they got back. Joshua spent a lot of time in class with staff, building lamp posts, towers and even a bus..

Joshua also enjoyed a craft lesson painting a wooden box while the boys rode their bikes..

When the boys returned from their bike ride they enjoyed making shapes while they had a rest..

The group have started a new topic in Maths and are working on long multiplication. Jacob and Mitchell worked well together, checking their answers as they went along.

 In food technology the group were shown how to make chilli-con-carne as a demonstration..

Staff said the group have had the best Design Technology and ICT lessons this week (you’ve already seen how hard they’ve been working on their book ends) while in History we are looking at London past and present.

The class have enjoyed taking part in all the Children in Need activities and they have spent a lot of time this week working on social skills to help them work better as a group. Well done boys!

On Friday not only did we end the week raising money for Children in Need, we also visited the Failsworth War Memorial with a file that Mr Southerington had put together. The file was filled with certificates of commemoration with the surnames of all of our students and staff..

 

Thank you Mr Southerington.

I am very proud of all of your efforts over the last few weeks, we have had our challenges but you have all worked hard to overcome them. I am especially proud of you for fundraising for Children in Need. As we approach the Christmas season, we are also remembering those less fortunate than ourselves. Spring Brook Academy for years now have and will continue to support Operation Christmas Child. Each class are going to make shoeboxes to send around the world to children who might have never received a gift. Watch this space for photos of our shoeboxes. If you would like to know more, watch this clip..

Finally, we would like to wish Miss Price a very ‘Happy Birthday’ this weekend!

I will leave you with a thought for this weekend..

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” Pearl S. Buck

Have a great weekend everyone,

Miss Rodgers
Head of Site

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