Some of our Year 7 and 8 mathematicians sat the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge just after the Easter break. The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Yet again, Springfield Year 7 and 8 pupils gained more certificates this year than last year and special congratulations go to the pupils listed below who achieved certificates. Well done to every pupil who took part - great effort!
The Maths Department.
More success for Springfield Mathematicians as our school came second in the recent Manga High British Isles competition. Well done to all of the pupils who achieved medals in May, and particularly to Year 7 who were working on these as their homework tasks last half term.
Miss Baker, Head of Maths
Attention Year 11!
We handed out a list of revision topics for Maths Paper 2 (Calculator) after the English exam today. Please use MathsWatch and the clips listed to guide your preparation for the next exam. If you missed the paper copy, the electronic one is available below!
This week at Springfield Year 7 to 10 pupils have been voting in a mock General Election. The purpose of this mock vote is to help raise political awareness as the nation cast their vote on Thursday 8th June. Pupils have had a week of assemblies run by the History department giving a balanced and unbaised background to the main parties involved. This was followed up with group discussions in tutor time. Total votes were counted today with Labour gaining the most overall votes. Below is a summary.
To Year 10 pupils/parents/carers
Please find below a copy of the proposed Year 10 mock exam timetable for June. This timetable will also be displayed in tutor bases.
Mr Wharton, Deputy Headteacher
Music lesson fees for the summer term are due this week. Please can any other outstanding payments also be sent in to the school finance office. All cheques should be payable to 'Springfield School'.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Some of our hardworking Year 9 pupils were excited to go on a 'Go Sail' trip yesterday. The trip comprised of two parts, the first was a visit to the Land Rover BAR where they were taught about the technologies used and developed for Ben Ainsley's sailing team for the America's cup. They experienced how some of these technologies are used. Pupils made a sail (called a wing) and then tested it in a wind tunnel to see how the shape of the wing affects the performance of the boat. They benefited from a unique behind-the-scenes experience with hands-on interactive exhibits, close contact with the boats, people, and technologies that allow the Land Rover BAR team to fly faster and sail smarter! If this wasn't enough the second part of the trip involved Year 9 pupils sailing for real at Portsmouth Water Sports Centre. It was an interesting and motivating afternoon out and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. These trips will continue until half term.
Please find below a summary of the half term coaching workshops planned for the May half term. As always specific pupils will be required to attend and if this is the case a letter will be sent home. Any pupil may attend any workshop.
A huge congratulations to the Year 11 boys' football team who won the Hampshire Under 16s Cup Final at Fratton Park yesterday. The final score was 3-0 with goals from Tom Wingham (11G), Tom Dinsmore (11D) and Paddy Wall (11P). Well done on this fantastic achievement - we look forward to displaying the cup in our main reception. Below is a short video of Tom Dinsmore scoring one of the goals.
We were delighted to showcase some of our pupils' musical talents last night at our summer music recital evening. A selection of pupils from year groups across the school (with the exception of Year 11 who were studying hard for their imminent GCSE exams) took to the stage to perform a great range of musical items. The performances included a selection of singing, piano, banjo, flute, guitar and so much more. Thanks to everyone who attended and a big well done to all the pupils who took part in this lovely evening of musical performances.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Year 10 have had the opportunity to network with representatives of local businesses today during their PDL lessons. Volunteers from Raymarine, Segensworth and Queensbury Shelters, Farlington very kindly gave up their day to come and speak with the pupils about their businesses. The pupils found the lessons interesting and informative. Thank you to Raymarine and Queensbury Shelters for giving up your time today.