‘Poppies of Red’ was written on 24th November 2017 not long after last year’s Remembrance Day. Mrs Salloway wrote the song after walking around school and seeing the school poppy garden and the remembrance displays up in school. The song was also created to mark the centenary year of the end of WW1 (1918 to 2018) and to teach children why people wear poppies and to thank all our Service men and women for the sacrifice they paid.
During the months of April to June 2018 the song was produced in Mrs Salloway’s home studio, as well as this our wonderful children started to learn to sing the song. Once production was finished, on a very hot day on 28th June the children were recorded during a school assembly. The song was then mixed and finished in the studio during June and July.
Once it was finished, on 30th July Poppies of Red was entered into The Royal British Legion’s Thank You Creative Competition in the Music Category and on 6th August, it was released on all music stores as a charity single, raising money for The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
During September, Poppies of Red was played on Radio Nottingham and featured in the Nottingham Evening Post and Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser, it was also played on BFBS Forces Radio several times.
On 16th October we found out the amazing news that our school song had come 3rd out of over 1,100 entries in the Royal British Legion’s National competition! What an achievement for our children and school – a huge well done to everyone involved in making this happen! We couldn’t be prouder. The school will feature in the written Festival of Remembrance Programmes taking place in London on Sat, 10th Nov. This event is televised by the BBC and The Royal Family will be in attendance.
HOW MUCH HAVE WE RAISED
CD sales have reached a whopping £600 and we haven’t yet finished fund raising. The final total will be given at the end of November. All monies raised are going to The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
‘Poppies of Red’ was performed by the whole school at our Harvest Festival event in October.
On Sunday, 28th October the school choir performed the song at The Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at Mansfield Palace Theatre in front of approx. 500 people. Well done to all the children– you made us very proud, your performance was absolutely brilliant! We managed to raise £100 on the night from CD sales.
On 5th November, some children from the school choir also performed at Morrisons store in Eastwood. The school raised £170 in about 45 minutes - this was absolutely incredible! It was an honour to sing in the community and many people were really impressed with the children’s singing. Some people were a little emotional; there weren’t many dry eyes around.
On 10th November the school choir will perform at Greasley Sports Centre, at a School’s WW1 event. The children are singing Poppies of Red, The Friendship Song, as well as one of our Year 6 boys who will be singing We’ll Meet Again. Everyone welcome, 5 pm start.
The children have also been asked to sing at St Mary’s Church in Eastwood on Remembrance Sunday at 9.30 am to 10.30 am. Everyone is welcome to the service.
Please download our wonderful school song Poppies of Red to commemorate the centenary year of the end of WW1. For all music store links go to https://salloway.media/2018/08/07/poppies-of-red-2/, alternatively you can purchase a CD from Reception for £3 each. All proceeds are going to The Royal British Legion and Help the Heroes.
Link to article in Nottingham Evening Post https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/notts-school-releases-single-mark-1963099
I'm sure you will agree, the children sound wonderful! We are so proud of what they have achieved.
Having difficulty with your child's behaviour?
A 5 week Parenting Programme is being run at Eastwood Children's Centre, Chewton Street starting Thursday 20th September. 1pm-3pm. A creche will be available.
To enquire about a place please call Christine Richmond 01159774574 or 07834008160
The whole school attendance for the week 25/7/18 is 96.1%
The whole school attendance for the week 13/7/18 is 96.1%
The whole school attendance for the week 22.6.18 is 96.2% and the class winner is Y3 and Y5 98.7%
Please remember that out of deep respect for Julie Duncan school will be closed on Tuesday 26th June.
Out of respect for Julie Duncan, our next restaurant will be a fundraiser for her 'Meet and Greet' room. This will include all of her favourite foods. Due to this please accept our apologies but the chinese restaurant will be cancelled this Thursday. We will let you know a new date very soon.
The whole school attendance for the week 18.5.18 is 96.3% and the class winner is Y3 98%
11th May 2018
Springbank 3 vs Kimberley 1
Great news! Can't wait for the finals in June!
Springbank children today are competition winners and have been invited to the Level 3 County finals towards the end of the summer term (dates TBC). We are so proud, well done to every child who participated.
What an amazing learning experience for our year 5 children. The knowledge and understanding about the term racism gained was outstanding! This afternoon we visited the Notts County ground and got to meet the following four professional football players:
Shloa Ameobi- Notts County striker
Liam Noble- Notts County midfielder
Kevin George- Played for West Ham and Charlton Athletics
Jason Lee- Played for Nottingham Forest
The children listened to guest speakers, watched an educational film and got involved in a press conference, where they got to ask questions relating to racism to the panel of players. Every child got autographs from the players and a special well done to Lexi G and Connor W for coming 1st and 2nd in the panel's favourite questions. We just had time to take a class photograph inside the ground after being able to walk through the player's tunnel.
The whole school attendance for the week 23.3.18 is 96.3% and the class winner is Y5 100%. Well done!
Springbank vs Brinsley football match.
Well done Springbank with another win!
On Monday 19th March 2018 our Year 3/4 A team won the whole tournament playing against four other schools. This is the second trophy Year 3/4 have taken back to Springbank in the school year 2017-2018. What an amazing achievement! Well done.
Jayden M, Jayden W, Alfie T, Conrad H and Callum A
We are extremely proud of our all of our Year 3,4,5 and 6 tournament players over the last two days. Great effort and STARFISH sportsmanship shown.
You can now download our wonderful Springbank Christmas Charity Single 'All Around the World it's Christmas Time' on itunes, google play and amazon. See links here to the single. Monies going jointly to New Horizon Church Charity Projects and to school to do more music projects. Merry Christmas and enjoy our amazing singing! x
Thank you for your support.
On Wednesday 6th December at 9am we are hosting an Internet Safety breakfast for all parents/carers. We have a visitor from the NSPCC in to talk to us about how to keep our children safe online. All are welcome to join us.
Well done for winning the football tournament against Larkfields Junior School.
Springbank A 7 - 1 Larkfields A
Springbank B 7 - 3 Larkfields B
The children were awarded with individual medals and a trophy. We are super proud of you all!
A huge well done to all our children that took part in the Cross Country and Football Tournament this week. We are especially proud of Brendan McRae (Y5) for reaching the Cross Country Finals in 4th Place. The final is going to take place on 3rd February at Wollaton Park. We can't wait.
A big thank you to all our children and parents who helped us raise £528 on our sponsored walk. We all had a wonderful time.
Our school menu for September is in the important information section of the website.
Please see the Wider Curriculum section of the website to view pictures of our Outdoor Learning week commencing 17.07.17.
We have just received a telephone call from Emma at the University of Nottingham,
She wanted to pass on her thanks to the Year 2 children, she described them as a credit to the school and said that the manners and behaviour of the children was impeccable
We have been given the following warning:
Snapchat have introduced a new tracker in the update where you can view the exact location of your friends. It can give you the area, town and street and if you zoom in enough, it shows the house on the street layout.
If your children are on Snapchat please check that their location settings are set to Ghost mode.
To do this make sure the app is the updated version and go to selfie mode on the camera. Then zoom out. It will give you the option of changing who can see your location.
Please follow the link attached for more information. BBC Snap Chat Warning
What a pleasure it was to take some Y1 and Y2 children to a football festival this afternoon (14th June) at Brookhill Leys. The talent shown was amazing and it was brilliant to witness true sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. Our KS1 superstars won every game. The scores were: 2-0, 2-1 and 5-0. WOW! Well done. Miss Keetch.
Girls Football Results
Springbank vs Awsworth 5-0
Springbank vs Hollywell 0-3
Springbank vs Larkfields 0-1
Brilliant event girls and well done for representing Springbank Primary at our first ever girls football competition.
The whole school attendance for the week 12.5.17 is 96.1% and the class winner is Y3 100% and Y6 100%. Well done!
The whole school attendance for the week 28.4.17 is 96.1% and the class winner is Y4 99.3%
Just a reminder that Year 6 SAT's are Monday 8th May to Thursday 11th May, please note that it is essential that ALL year 6 children attend this week.
Just to let you know there will be a price increase for school dinners from Tuesday the 18th April, children's meals £2.29 and adult meals £2.75.
Thank you Heather Roper
The whole school attendance for the week ending 24.03.17 is 96.2% and the class winner is Y1 100%
Egg Rolling will take place in the school hall along with the Easter Raffle, (Mr Lumley is very eggcited). All parents/carers welcome. There will also be refreshments available throughout the day in the staffroom, as well as a cake stall, so please come and join us for the fun! See timetable below for your child’s class time.
9:00 F1 1:00 F1
9:30 F2 1:30 Y3
10:00 Y2 2:00 Y5
10:45 Y1 2:30 Y6
11:45 We can do it group
The whole school attendance for the week ending 03.03.17 is 96.2% and the class winner is Y6 99.4%
Jodie has written a friendship song based on our STARFISH Values, it is so good that we
all sing it in our assemblies. Thank you so much Jodie. It is good to have a composer within
our school family.
The Friendship Song
Oh oh oh oh oh oh ooo x2
I’m your friend and you’re mine too x2
Let’s see everybody hand in hand
Let’s sing it out loud and proud x2
Friendship, friendship it’s the key to life x3
And if we didn’t have it, how would we live?
Congratulations to our school football team who have beat Brookhill Ley's 6-0 in a cup match and they are now through to the semi final.
Well done Springbank.
Whole school attendance for the week ending 13/1/17 is 96.2% and the class winner is F2 with 99.4%
The whole school attendance for the week ending 16/12/16 is 96.2% and the class winner is Year 2 with 100%
I am so happy that we get to keep the Christmas spirit going for that little while longer. We will be showcasing the fantastic nativity on 6th January. I cannot wait to show you how amazing it is. The children have worked so hard! After the performance we will get to fill our bellies with our legendary Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas everyone! See you in 2017.
Dear children, soooo sorry to hear about what has happened at your school and because of that, my grotto and your nativity play as well as your Christmas dinner have had to be cancelled. I am sure that your teachers will be able to give you the presents I have left for you, but I am sorry I will not be able to visit you this year as I have other schools to visit and can't get another day before Christmas. I look forward to being with you next year. Love Santa. Ho Ho Ho!!
The whole school attendance for the week ending 02/12/16 is 96.3% and the class winners are Year 2 and Year 4 with a joint percentage of 99.3%
Can everybody please note that from January 4th 2017 the timing of the school day will alter at the end of the day.
ALL CHILDREN WILL FINISH SCHOOL AT 3:30PM.
This is following a request from a number of parents who have children in different classes across school. The Governing Body approved this change at their November meeting. Please note that Key Stage 1 playtimes will be extended to 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon to compensate for this.
Thank you to all parents who requested this change - your views are very important to us and we will always try to help if we can.
The whole school attendance for the week ending 25/11/16 is 96.2% and the class winner is Year 4 with 99.3%
The whole school attendance for the week ending 18/11/16 is 96.1% and the class winner is Year 6 with 98.1%
The whole school attendance for the week ending 11/11/16 is 96.3% and the class winner is Year 4 with 98.7%
From Tuesday 4th October 2016, we will be operating a cashless system. Any change due for collection will be saved in the school office for you to collect from Mrs Roper. Can parents/carers/children also ensure tuck- shop money is taken to the office. Thank you this will support our teaching and learning.
Springbank Primary School have done it again! We are very proud to announce that we have received the school games Gold mark for 2015/16 for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. This is the second year that we have achieved this award, a huge well done to Miss Keetch and the children of Springbank for all their hard work.
Wow! This afternoon our Year 6 (Mr Waller's Class) won the Eastwood Schools Kwik Cricket Tournament against 3 other schools. They have received 20 tickets to watch a professional cricket match at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham. Amazing achievement!
Our Year 7 children came third out of 4 schools.
We can't wait to compete in this years District Sports at Harvey Hadden today (21st June) the children are limbered up and ready to bring back some 1st, 2nds or 3rds. The results will be published in the PE document section of the website, and look out for photographs in the photograph section as well. Miss Keetch.
Don't forget on Thursday we are holding our Scrumptious Strawberry High Tea event. A table can be booked at 4:00, 5:00 or 5:45 for a traditional or gentleman's afternoon tea. If you would like to book on to this popular event please ask at reception for a booking form. This coincides with the children visiting the Tennis Club, if you would like to join your child during their session at the tennis club, the time slots are:
Year 3 Miss Birch 10:00
Year 4 Miss Beeching 10:30
Year 7 Mr Lumley 11:00
Year 6 Mr Waller 1:00
Year 2 Miss Leonard 1:30
Year 5 Mr Moulds 2:00
We have our four inset days for staff on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June. Therefore school will reopen for children on Friday 10th June at 8am.
This year’s Sports Day will be held on the 27th of May 2016. Potted Sports will start from 10.00am and all parents, carers, friends and family are more than welcome to come and support their children. F1 morning children will be taking part in Potted Sports activities within the Early Year’s outdoor area. F1 afternoon children will be taking part in their Potted Sports activities within the Early Year’s outdoor area from 1.00pm.
In the afternoon the competitive races will start at 1.00pm until 1.45pm with F2, Year 1 and Year 2 participating first. Year 3 and Year 4 will start at 1.45pm-2.30pm then Year 5 and Year 6 will be 2.30pm-3.15pm.
Whilst the children are not in the competition, we will have our very own cinema in the hall.
Just a reminder that Thursday 19th May 2016 is our Summer Picnic. We will be having a lunchtime disco and refreshments will be available for parents/carers before lunchtime in the staffroom.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of this week are Let's Get Healthy Days. Children in F2, Y1, Y3, Y4, Y5, and Y6 are taking part in local walks each morning. Please remember to ensure your child comes in sensible shoes for walking and has a coat.
We are very proud of Miss Topley who is running the London Marathon tomorrow for the NSPCC charity. Her race number is 53710 and using the london marathon website, her progress can be tracked as she runs. All of her Springbank family wish her the very best in this very difficult task that she has undertaken.
As part of National Dance Week, on Monday 25th April, children will be experiencing and learning about different styles of dance during their P.E. Session with Miss Binch.
Year 6 SAT’s week will be from Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May, please note that it is essential that all Year 6 children attend this week.
Whilst the Year 6 children are taking their SATs all other children in school will be taking part in the Geography field trips to ensure that the school is quiet for the testing sessions.
A letter will go out to Year 6 parents/carers nearer this time to explain in detail how the tests are administered.>
Y6 Easter School - All Year 6 children are invited to attend the Easter School on Thursday 14th April and Friday 15th April for one, or both, days. There will be members of staff available to tutor your child in preparation for their SATs. The sessions will begin at 9:30am and end at 2:30pm.
Further to the text that was sent out on Wednesday 2nd March. Please find below details of the school mobile that is soley to be used by parents/carers to send text messages to school. Only use this number for messages if you need to speak to someone in school please use the school number.
School mobile number: 07494177347 (text)
School number: 01773762277 (phone)
Thank you - we hope this will help all of us by giving another form of home-school comminication.
We celebrated Safer Internet Day on the 9th February. This years theme is 'Play your part for a better internet' we are doing activities across school to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Look out for the photographs which will be on our gallery soon.
After a recent visit by our Financial Consultant to monitor the Schools Financial Values Standards (SFVS). Out of 25 standards all 25 were met. An achievement to be celebrated. There were no follow up recommendations.
We are now very proud to be registered with the Active Kids Paralympic Challenge 2016 provided by Sainsburys.
The Active Kids Paralympic Challenge will create the opportunity for young people across the country to take part and increase their understanding of Paralympic sport. Every registered school will receive free Paralympic Challenge sports equipment which you can then use to take on the challenges that will be issued in the months leading up to Rio 2016.
We are having a Winter Wonderland Picnic on Thursday 21st January 2016. We will be having a lunch time disco and there will be refreshments and nibbles available for parents/carers before lunch in the staff room. Please come and join us if you can. An adult picnic meal is only £2.58
Just a reminder that after school clubs will finish on Friday 11th December and restart Monday 18th January 2016.
Congratulations to the following students of Springbank Primary School for passing their Speech Grade Exams.
Entry 2 Junior Grade Two
Susanna Cook – Merit +
Rebecca Jones – Merit +
Jasmine Johnson – Distinction
Seth Fiddyment – Distinction
Entry 3 Junior Grade Three
Lily Huang – Distinction
Amy Davis – Merit +
Jamie Brown – Distinction
WOW! This year for our Halloween disco with the help of all staff, parents and carers, we raised a magnificent £456.95.This money will now help us to buy two more IPADs for the children to use within school.
We are very excited that November is our RE month, there will be lots of events and celebrations in school.
A huge well done to Springbank Football Team who drew 1-1 against Awsworth Primary School today 21st October.
Keep up the hard work boys, amazing STARFISH- Sportsmanship. The best we have seen you play so far!
Don't forget - Thursday is our Spooktacular Halloween disco - tickets are on sale from reception.
We are very excited that October will be our 'Keep Safe' month.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS: Our year 5 and year 6 girls shone today at the cross country, they both finished a fabulous 3rd. Our year 6 boys raced to the end to finish a fantastic 4th. Well done to ALL to took part in this event. We are very proud off you all.
Calling all parents and carers we need your help on 13th October 2015. We are hosting our very own coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan cancer support. We are asking for donations of cakes or biscuits for this event. If you can help, please drop them off at the school office on the morning of the event. Thank you.
This year our Harvest Festival will take place on Tuesday 13th Ocotber at 10.25. We would be grateful for any donations of non-perishable goods which we will be donating to the Food Bank.
Don't forget Thursday 1st October is our Teddy Bears Picnic, bring along your favourite teddy bear to have lunch with us.
Our next launch day in school will be Monday 5th October.
Just to remind you. after school clubs start on Monday 21st September. You will receive a text infoming you which club your child is on.
Monday: KS1 dance, KS2 dance, KS2 art, KS2 maths
Tuesday: KS1 sewing, KS2 cheerleading, KS2 reading and writing
Wednesday: Yr3/4/5 table tennis, KS2 chess club, KS2 homework, KS1 stories into film
Thursday: Yr1/5 cooking and growing, KS1 homework, KS1 art, Yr6 tutoring, KS1 multi-sports
Friday: KS1 book club, KS2 football, KS1 online learning, Yr6 tutoring
We are very excited that September will be maths month in school, there will be lots of fabulous activities and events happening in classrooms.
On Thursday 7th May we are holding our very own election in school for our school parliament. Look out for further information and photographs.
The Mill Adventure Base will be coming to school this Wednesday to teach our years 4 and 6 archery, climbing wall and bike skills. Children can wear their sport clothing for the day.
We are very lucky to have Eastwood Town Junior Cricket Club coming into school on the 1st and 8th May to work with our KS2 children during their PE sessions.