08 Nov

As I was driving back from a funeral in Scotland on Thursday of this week, I had lots of time to talk to my Dad about our school and all of the things that I am proud of at Spring Brook. I told my Dad how this week Mr Coldwell’s class and some other students had gone to Aldi in Salford and Failsworth to sell Poppies. Members of the public commented on their conduct. I was so happy to return to school on Friday to hear this. So a huge well done to Mason, Kian, James, Nicholas and Harry who were great ambassadors for our school. Boys and Mr Coldwell, I am very proud. Thank you. I will be wearing my poppy with pride on Sunday at our Service of Remembrance in church.

Year 8 and 9 have been making poppy cards for Remembrance Day. They worked really hard in their creative session with Miss Mellor this week..

The workshop has been a hive of activity this week! We welcomed John Large to Spring Brook and the boys worked hard with him in the workshop to make a reindeer out of green recycled wood. Watch out over the next coming weeks, we are looking forward to seeing more exciting creations..

Over to Mr Mullins’ class who have also been working very hard. I especially liked looking in your Maths and English books this week boys when I showed a visitor around school. It is clear to see boys the progress that you have made with your learning in such a short space of time..

First week back and the boys from SBA3 are straight into new topics and already impressing staff with their approach to their learning. They have engaged in class discussions; made predictions of our new class text Beowulf; identified themes within the story; sequenced events and even produced their own story maps…we are only in week one! They deserve a huge amount of credit for their desire to get stuck into this example of old English literature.

In Maths, we continue to embed our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, applying our understanding to two-part questions and real-life examples. The class are beginning to make links, seeing the importance of transferable skills and how they can apply such knowledge away from the learning environment and outside of school.

We have also begun to enquire about aspects of Tudor life and tighten up our knowledge of geographical locations within the UK and how they compare to our local area of Oldham.

I’m sure you’ll agree that the boys have been exceptionally busy upon returning from half term. Well done everyone! Enjoy the weekend.

Finally, it was really good to show Harry’s mum Jo around the upper school site this week. Harry attends our lower school. Jo wanted to come and look at upper school. During our tour we stopped and asked different young people what was great about our school? Harlan said “everything!” Jo met Dylan and loved our facilities including our new quiet place, the allotment, the gym and our workshop. Jo commented on how calm school was and was very pleased with her visit.

If there are any other Year 6 parents and carers that would like a tour, please contact the office and book a visit or talk to Jo about her tour, I am sure she wouldn’t mind feeding back to you.

We ended the week on Friday with a non uniform day, this was to raise more money for the poppy appeal. Next Friday we will be celebrating and raising money for Children in Need with a non uniform day. Thank you all in advance for your contributions.

Miss Rodgers
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