07 Jun

What a week! A special shout out on this week’s blog to our wonderful staff team here at the Upper School. The staff here work very hard to make sure that the students get the very best offer of education possible. Today’s celebration assembly was a delight, Mr Southerington and I presented so many certificates. Subject certificates, behaviour awards and awards for trampolining. This has shown us how hard the students have worked this first week back after half term. ‘Senior Leadership Pupil of the Week’ was Kian who has shown great progress in all areas of the curriculum and our ‘Pastoral Pupil of the Week’ was Jayden. Well done boys, we are all so very proud of your achievements.

None of this would be possible though without this wonderful staff team. Let’s have a look at our Nurture Group..

The boys have come back very lively after the half term break. They settled well into the routine of lessons, completing lots of work and activities.

Mitchell celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and was excited all day; he enjoyed his treats at the end of the day.

He then left a message in Lego for Mrs Walters and Miss Davies.

In our Maths lessons the group have worked on finding equivalent fractions and adding fractions.

In English the group have continued to read ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ and have completed comprehension work sheets for each chapter.

In our PSHE lessons our topic is being safe on the streets and stranger danger. Both the boys came up with great ideas about staying safe.

In our free time and at breaks the boys have enjoyed playing with the Lego, this has helped them with their social skills, learning to share and help each other find blocks.

The group are continuing to work hard in their out of class lessons, with staff saying their skills and behaviour are improving. Well done boys!

See how much these children adore their staff. This message of “I love you” left for Mrs Walters and Miss Davies from the boys is telling. You are a great team ladies!

Now over to Mr Mullins’s class who have worked their socks off and achieved a special reward today..

What a first week back. The boys were warned that they will continue to be tried and tested and my have they delivered! I do not have enough superlatives to express the quality of work produced across ALL subjects this week. It has been an absolute pleasure to teach them and witness such a positive attitude towards their learning.

We’ve been that busy that we have not even had chance to take as many pictures as we would like. Should any parents, grandparents or carers wish to visit and have a flick through the books, please do contact the school. It would be wonderful to celebrate the pupils’ achievements.

Enjoy the weekend boys – you have certainly earned the rest!

As Mr Mullins says, it would be lovely to see your parents, carers or grandparents in school to see your achievements, boys. Mr Mullins is supported by Mr Bocking and Miss Green, and together they work really hard to ensure these boys do the very best they can with their learning. Mr Mullins and his team have very high expectations of their class and it has shown this week in the work that they have done in English and Maths. Another fantastic team here at Spring Brook Upper!

Lets see how the boy’s have been getting on in PE with Mr Hopkins..

The Key Stage 3 pupils at Spring Brook Upper have been working hard this week. We have had a mixture of trampolining, tennis and cricket in our lessons. The main focus for Mr Mullins’s group this week has most definitely been cricket as we have been brushing up on our catching, bowling and batting skills in preparation for the Oldham Kwik Cricket Championships next week at Middleton Cricket Ground. The progress the whole class has made since Easter is quite incredible and hopefully we can improve on our last 2 Kwik cricket results of finishing second to our arch rivals New Bridge!!!

Also before the May half term holiday, for the first time Spring Brook Upper and Lower combined to form a team to compete in the Oldham triathlon. This took place on a beautiful sunny day in Alexandra Park and consisted of canoeing, an assault course and cycling. The whole team had to complete each activity before moving on to the next in a different area of the park. A total time was taken when the last member of the team crossed the finishing line and so the whole event focused on everyone supporting and encouraging each other. Our mix of pupils worked incredibly well together, with the Year 7s from Upper School encouraging and being great role models for the Year 6s. As a result of their team work, we managed to finish an incredible 2nd place overall finishing just behind Hulme Grammar School. Well done everyone!!!

Thank you Mr Hopkins. The photos of the triathlon look great. It is good to see Year 6 and Year 7 working together as a Spring Brook team. One thing I often hear our staff team here at Upper saying is “teamwork makes the dream work”. The photos of the boys at the triathlon showed this motto nicely.

A special thank you also in this blog to Mr Hopkins for arranging all of these amazing lessons in PE and sporting events. So much work goes on behind the scenes to make sure that our students don’t miss out on such events. Thank you also Mr H. for your dedication and hard work.

So there we go, the first week back flew by. Watch this space for our next blog….

Miss Rodgers
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