To all Year 8 parents/carers.
Please find below a copy of the presentation from the curriculum and options parents' evening last night.
We are delighted to display in our main reception the beautifully crafted textiles work created by our Year 11 GCSE Textiles pupils. Well done to all the pupils who have worked so hard on their super designs.
Miss Cumbo, Teacher of DT
Please come along to our Summer Music Recital on Wednesday, 10th May at 6.30pm in the TCC.
Tickets for the event are available from the School Office.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
A big thank you to Mr Mathew who came into the Year 11 GCSE Music lesson this afternoon to demonstrate and talk about tabla drum playing, helping pupils revise their Indian Music set works. He gave a very informative session which pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Springfield school played Admiral Lord Nelson on Tuesday, 25th April in the Portsmouth Under 15’s News Cup Final, after knocking Priory School out in the semi-finals. Springfield started the game slowly in the first half but eventually grew into the game. In the first half, there were a few chances for springfield that should have been scored but there were no real chances for the Admiral side. After half time it was still 0-0 even after George Burgess (10S) put a ball into the box from a free kick which was met by a header from Jacob Mulligan (10R) but the goal was disallowed. The deadlock was broken by Tom Bullock (10S), who scored from a Rhys Lloyd (10D) cross. The score wasn’t 1-0 for long as a well worked goal from the midfield led to an inside-the-box finish from Eddie Davies (10E) assisted again by Rhys Lloyd (10D). After going 2-0 down Admiral made a valiant effort, ending in a goal where the goalkeeper was beaten. In the last 10 minutes, Springfield battled well and held the ball to hold onto the victory. This ended with a hard earned win from a strong, Springfield side.
George Mardle, 10S
As you may know our Year 8 pupils are currently deciding which options they will be choosing to study for the next three years. To assist them Springfield ran a 'Future Options Day' yesterday with the help of EBP South Limited. Local business volunteers kindly gave up their time and showcased their businesses to small groups of pupils using a speed dating style rotation. Pupils were fully engaged in this informative day and really had time to reflect on what they would like to do once they leave Springfield. Special thanks to EBP South Limited for organising the day and to the following companies who participated: BAE Systems Maritime Services, Blake Morgan, Biscoes, CIPS, HRMC, Job Centre Plus, Leonardo, Vodaphone, PETA, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, QinetiQ, Rowans Hospice and Rowans Hospice Shop, Royal Navy, UTC, Vector Aerospace, Fareham College, CEMAST, South Downs College, Havant College, Highbury College, Manpower UK Ltd.
The Year 8 pupils are also participating in option taster sessions this week and next week to give them a more indepth idea of what each subject entails. There is also a parent/carer options evening on Monday, 8th May 2017.
Dear Year 8 pupils (parents and carers)
Please note that we are running option taster sessions during lunchtimes (plus a couple after school as well). A schedule is shown below.
This is an opportunity to gain an insight into the subjects that you may wish to pick for your options, you are welcome to attend as many as you wish.
Mr Wharton, Deputy Headteacher
The Year 8 Rugby team played the last game this season on 6th April against Mayfield. The boys did really well and worked very hard in the second half to produce some excellent rugby. The group have come on very well over the past months and we hope they will all come back and play for Springfield again in September. They recorded a decent win over Mayfield on a glorious afternoon, a nice productive end to their season.
Well done to all the pupils who have continued to support the team this year.
Mr Legg, Volunteer Rugby Coach
We are pleased to enclose below the latest edition of the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance newsletter.
Springfield versus Yateley Hampshire Finals on 3rd April 2017
After Springfield School basketball team defeated Cams Hill School in the semi finals, we were determined to go into the final with the same confident attitude. With a strong team, we were hoping to give Yateley a difficult time to perform at their best. It was extremely close in the first quarter and we could all tell it would be a challenging match, this was indeed evident when, by half time we were only one point ahead. In the second half they became more tactical, drawing fouls from our defensive errors and despite our best efforts, we lost by 5 points. The final score - Springfield 55 - 60 Yateley.
Eleanor Todd - 10E
The Year 10 Leisure & Tourism pupils had a great visit this afternoon to Highbury College to learn more about the role of cabin crew. Lead by former Virgin Atlantic staff the pupils got to grips with all aspects of the cabin crew role as part of the transport section of their GCSE course. Many thanks to Highbury for their excellent staff and facilities.
Mr Lomas, Head of PDL and Enterprise