Reducing our carbon footprint - An ECO Mission
With the support of Paarth Bhatnagar‘s dad from Year 5 Hubble his company EPAM Systems Inc. we were able to acquire 20 trees to plant in our garden to help reduce our carbon footprint.
The eco team came ready and willing with their wellington boots and eagerness to make a difference. They helped to plant the trees around the garden and the volunteers from EPAM and additional parent volunteers praised the eco teams efforts and behaviour. The eco reps and volunteers were very proud to be part of this mini eco project and for their part in leaving a lasting legacy of trees, which they will watch grow as long as they are in school and beyond.
Well done Eco Team.
The most important thing about Springfield is the people in it. Our children play a vital role in how they learn, the feedback they give each other and how our school is run. In every class and every year group, children are given responsibilities. This can be for something personal to them, an area of the classroom, representing their class, year group or even the school.
At Springfield we have several School Councils, where children are elected to represent their class and help with the effective running of an aspect of school life.
Please read below to learn about our different school councils and our prefects find out about how they make the wheels of Springfield turn!
As school councillors, we are taking an active role in making playtimes and dinner times happier for everybody. We are going to be Playground Leaders to help adults and children with any problems. Today we were given our Playground Leader lanyards, high-vis jackets and VOICE t-shirts. We also learnt and practised our new role.
On a cold November Monday, the Year 5 and 6 members of our ‘Springfield Voice’ school council took part in a Pupil Parliament day at Newall Green Primary School. The day started with Mike Kane, MP for Wythenshawe/Sale East and ex-Springfield teacher, who explained what happens in the House of Commons and how MPs vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on different issues by physically going to stand in different rooms – they also only have seven minutes to vote!.
This year’s Pupil Parliament focus is sustainability and how we can reduce our school’s carbon footprint. We filled in an environmental review which showed us that we are doing lots of positive things to protect the environment, such as recycling, using sustainable transport and healthy living, but there is still more that we could do. We created a mind map of ideas and were challenged to try and start doing one of them before the next meeting in spring. We are really excited about our ideas and will hopefully be joining together with Springfield’s Eco Council to talk about them as soon as possible. Watch this space!
Somos los embajadores españoles de Springfield.
Introducir mas español a todos
Aumentar el español hablado por el colegio
Organizar juegos al patio
Enseñar el colegio a entender mas del mundo hispanoblante
To introduce more Spanish
To enhance Spanish spoken across the school
To organise Spanish playground games
To teach our school to understand more about the Spanish-speaking world
We meet every term to discuss ways to enhance Spanish learning across our school. Sometimes we have so many ideas that we run out of time! We have recently distributed some resources across the school to make Spanish learning more fun. We have now been tasked with asking our classes for feedback on their ideas on how to increase make Spanish learning even better. Watch this space for our results...
Springfield Science Ambassadors
The Science Ambassadors are representatives chosen by their classmates to be able to talk about and promote Science in our school. They attend Science Ambassador meetings, where the Science Subject Leaders (Mrs Betts and Mrs Slonecki) talk to them about how they can help to make Science an important subject in school. The Science Ambassadors have the following jobs as part of their role:
We look to our Y6 as role models, to live out the Springfield values in everything they do.
At the beginning of the year, every Y6 child is given the opportunity to stand for the role of prefect. They present to their class on why they would make a good prefect. There are always far too many excellent candidates - so the children think very carefully about what they have seen and heard from each candidate and vote for the person they think would do the best job.
Here are our prefects for 2018!