Mangahigh is a website, designed by Oxford University, to which Springfield subscribes to each year allowing our pupils to independently learn Mathematics at home and in school. The video highlights to parents how their son or daughter can improve their confidence, fluency and overall grade in Mathematics whilst having fun at the same time. It provides healthy competition for all aspects of Mathematics and is an excellent revision tool to consolidate their learning that takes part in the classroom.
Mr Wilson, Maths
Check out the Year 8 Bake Club's wonderful selection of cookies produced this week. Bake Club is a popular after school club run by Miss Cumbo.
Southdowns College are holding Advice and Guidance Events targeted at Year 11 students over the forthcoming months on the following dates:
Thursday 22 May, 3.00-5.30pm
Wednesday 25 June, 3.00-5.30pm
Thursday 21 August, 3.00-5.00pm
These events will allow students to come in and speak to careers advisers about their choices for next year.
For more information visit: http://www.southdowns.ac.uk/advice-and-guidance-days-at-south-downs-college/
10 Springfield Year 8 and 9 pupils enjoyed a visit to Portsmouth Central Library yesterday and met with other secondary school pupils to discuss five of the novels shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Awards and vote on their top three.
This annual event is organised by the Portsmouth School Library Service. The top novel will be revealed at the prestigious awards ceremony at Action Stations on 20th June when the winning author will be invited to meet the judges.
The pupils voted their top three books as ‘Bodyguard – Hostage’ by Chris Bradford, ‘By Any Other Name’ by Laura Jarrett and ‘Hold Your Breath’ by Caroline Green. Winner details to follow in June!
All the very best to our Year 11s this week as they start their GCSE examination period.
To all Year 11s, the Exam Revision Schedule is now available on the website under the 'Documents' section of the School Life tab.
Congratulations to Year 8 and 9 boys athletics team for making it to the semi-finals of the County Athletics Track Knock Out!
Thank you to Professor Sir George Berwick who yesterday introduced 'Challenge Partners' to Springfield as part of a Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance initiative. Challenge Partners is a successful school improvement network that provides professional development, effective learning partnerships and rigorous quality assurance processes for schools. We look forward to sharing expertise with the national and local team!
Congratuations to ex-pupil Thomas Goss who has just successfully completed his 44 week commissioning course with the British Army and is now an officer in the Army Air Corps!
He is about to start his training as a helicopter pilot. Thomas aspired to be a pilot even when he was at Springfield! Thomas and ex-pupil David Seaton were both listed in the Court Circular of The Telegraph following their Commissioning parade with Springfield School after their names!
Year 8s have been considering important health issues this morning thanks to the Children’s Society. Year 8 and 10 pupils recently completed the Portsmouth Health Survey and this morning’s session follows that up. Pupils were engaged with debating health issues and they also used their creative skills to list down unhealthy lifestyles on clouds and healthy lifestyles on hearts.