Another successful tournament for Springfield on Wednesday 15th November at Admiral Lord Nelson school. The girls worked really well as a team, hustled for the ball and showed some excellent shooting skills. Well done to Springfield A team who beat all of the teams competing to win the tournament. We are in another Basketball final! Well done.
Mrs Goldsmith, Teacher of PE
Year 11. Please find attached the 4 week Maths revision timetable that started on 7th November. If you do a little each day you can cover all the topics for the mocks in December. Good luck!
Miss Hawkins, Teacher of Maths
Please find below the revision lists for Year 7 assessments next week. They will be given a copy in class as usual. The dates are as follows dependent on classes:
7Z Wednesday 15th
7ABC Thursday 16th
Miss Hawkins, Teacher of Maths
Year 8 and 9 pupils attanded a music recital on Monday afternoon to experience and learn about folk music from various parts of the world. The talented musicians presented pieces from from Brazil, Ireland, Hungary and Holland - including a live clog dance which was a real treat! Thank you to the Quintessential Ensemble for visiting us.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Another great success at the Portsmouth School's tournament, this time in basketball, held at Admiral Lord Nelson School (ALNS) on Wednesday 1st November. Springfield entered 3 teams in total, but Springfield A were the team to beat all of the other teams taking part, to win the tournament! We will now go on to play ALNS in the final. Well done, ladies; a fantastic result! Mrs Goldsmith was extremely proud, hence her gatecrashing the photo to be with her winners.
To all Year 9 pupils, please find below the revision topics for your Maths assessment on Wednesday, 1st November 2017.
The Maths Department
Well done to the Year 7 team who all performed extremely well in the 60 metre sprint on 26th October at the Great School Sprint event. The team also had the opportunity to meet (and get a photo with) GB athlete Chris Thompson. Kai Kaberry, 7E, ran well reaching the final of the boys' event, and Ava Griggs, 7S, stunned the other athletes by winning the final gaining the gold medal and a trophy! Ava will now go on to represent Portsmouth in a sprinting event, shown on television in Manchester next year. Congratulations to Ava and well done everyone who took part.
Pictured below: Leyton Howard, 7S, William Hammond, 7L, Chloe Parker, 7N, Hallie-Jade Colarusso, 7P, Trinity Ward, 7D, Ava Griggs, 7S, Isabel Graham, 7D, George Buck, 7F, Noah Tiller, 7E, Kai Kaberry, 7E.
A huge thank you to all the University of Portsmouth architecture students who have given up their time over the past few weeks to visit our Year 9 Product Design classes. Pupils enjoyed engaging lessons during which they designed and built their own model building designs, giving them an insight into the world of architecture and model building.
Congratulations to Springfield pupils Teagan Williams, 11R and Dylan Pilgrim, 10R who were selected to represent the UK at the World Hip Hop, Electric Boogie and Break Dance Championships in Copenhagen this week. We have heard today that they have achieved first place in the formation junior team category (this is the first time the UK has ever won the category). The team competed against 30 other teams some of which were as far afield as Canada and South Africa. Dylan has also achieved first place in the solo boys juniors category (an amazing achievement with 67 others on this category). We have also been informed that Dylan has also come 1st in the junior hip hop battles! A huge congratulations to Tegan and Dylan on your success!
Year 11 have been treated to a 'Study/Life Skill' themed Focus Day today. This is a new event organised in recognition of the challenges faced by pupils due to the modified GCSEs that are now widespread throughout the curriculum. We welcomed 'The Life Skills Company' who provided a two hour session for each Year 11 pupil on 'Maximising Success' with the aim of developing memory retention and revision techniques. Our thanks to 'The Life Skills Company' for providing such an effective event with useful ideas/techniques ready for pupils to practice during half term.
Sam Darton, 11S said "It was really eye opening as I have not thought about most of the techniques before!"
Jess Chudley, 11G commented "I found the experience very helpful to develop an understanding of different techniques to help me revise."
Luke Veal, 11P said "I found it very informative and it will help me when I am revising."
Mr Lomas, Head of PDL and Enterprise
Well done to Springfield's pupils who quickly and efficiently evacuated the school buildings yesterday when the fire alarm sounded at the start of lunchtime. The alarm sounded because the building contractors accidentally activated a smoke sensor in their work area. Due to the excellent way that pupils conducted themselves, the whole evacuation and registration process was completed in well under ten minutes!