We have received a few queries regarding school uniform and whether pupils are required to have their jumpers during the summer term. The school's approach is for pupils to have their full uniform until the temperatures consistently exceed mid '20s', which often occurs in July. However, please be assured that on a 'day to day' basis, staff take a sensible and flexible approach within school; should pupils become uncomfortable, they are able to remove their jumpers.
The forecast for 19th and 20th June suggests much hotter weather, and so pupils will not be required to have their jumpers on these two days. We will subsequently keep this under review and advise pupils directly of any changes to the uniform expectation.
Well done to all the shortlisted senior prefect team contenders (pictured below) who were interviewed as part of the senior prefect team selection process this week. Pupils were interviewed by Mr Williams, Head of Achievement for Year 10 and Ms Spivey, Headteacher. Thank you to all the pupils who participated in the process.
Special congratulations to the new senior prefect team members who are:
Head Boy - Jack Ancell, 10F
Head Girl - Eleanor Barratt, 10P
Deputy Head Boy - John Pimlott, 10N
Deputy Head Girl - Ella Rowlinson, 10F
Senior Pupils - Milo Baker, 10N, Samuel Beer, 10R, Olivia Beynon, 10E, Paddy Bryant, 10R, Imogen Grears, 10R, Niamh Tillings, 10L and Jessica Todd, 10F
The senior prefect contenders Jack Ancell, John Pimlott, Mr Williams, Ella Rowlinson, Eleanor Barratt and Ms Spivey
To Year 9 Parents/Carers
Following the assembly yesterday about those pupils who are interesting in taking a bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, pupils will need to register their interest on the sign up sheet in reception by Wednesday 5th July. They will then need to attend a meeting in B23 at the beginning of lunch on Thursday 6th July to find out more.
Mrs Whitelock. DofE Co-ordinator
The Year 9 Focus Day scheduled for today is postponed to a future date.
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.