Special Days

Armistice Day

Today, Springside remembered the fallen: Armistice Day. Miss Thornicroft had recorded an assembly, which we watched in our classrooms. As class bubbles, we then completed some activities


Today we have been learning about Remembrance Day. The children have hand printed poppies, used their fine motor skills to decorate a giant poppy, made playdough poppies and used their cutting skills to make a poppies to wear.













KS1 and Year 3

KS1 and Year 3 discussed the importance of poppies. They then crafted some poppies of their own, which are displayed outside The Fusilier Museum, in Bury.












Year 4

Year 4 looked at how the wars have been described through fiction books. During Guided Reading, Year 4 looked at these books to understand why Remembrance Day is important and what it is.

Year 5

Year 5 studied the use of poetry to remember the heroes. They used the poem to identify metaphors and discuss the feelings the poem evoked.



















Year 6

In Year 6, we looked at how Art can be used to depict war. In particular the pain and suffering of remembering the fallen soldiers.


This year the children at Springside donated £1 and dressed in their sporting gear to raise money for Sports Relief. Children in classes across school then partook in numerous sporting activities. Sport Relief inspires the nation to raise life changing amounts of money and take on some of the world’s most pressing problems through the power of sport. This year Sport Relief’s aim is to help take on poverty and injustice. Every penny you raise will be used to support some of the most vulnerable people in the UK and around the world. At Springside, we raised £170.20.

We began our day with an assembly, followed by a Smile Mile, where all children ran a mile whilst listening to music.

Classes then took part in their own activities.

Year 1

Year 1 watched the video of Cameron.  They did a circle time session on how they would feel if we were in Cameron's shoes.  They talked about our own homes and completed sentences about our empathetic feelings for our PHSCE book. 

Year 2

Year 2 did a sports relief quiz and had to work out which sports equipment belonged to what sport. They also took part in their daily supermovers in their maths lesson.

Year 3

Year 3 had the opportunity to work alongside a British Karate Expert!

Year 5

Year 6
In Year 6, we discussed and made our own healthy snacks.