What a great virtual sports week we had last week! Huge thank you to Mrs Reid for organising our daily sports challenges and gathering together all of our scores and also to our class teachers for sending out lots of fun and engaging sport-related tasks and activities for us to try.
Well done to all of our pupils, parents, carers and families who got involved, it was lovely to see photos and videos of what you’ve all been getting up to! We’ve had over 180 pupils submit scores, 1,800 daily challenges completed and travelled the equivalent of Edinburgh to Leicester in the house distance challenge! That’s a massive 391 kilometres!
I’m sure you’re all eager to hear who is this year’s winning house and the new holders of the House Cup, but there’s one more little step to take before you can find out. Click on the link below to see the results from the week, including: our winning house, the highest scoring pupil in each class, the winners of the house distance challenge and even our top 3 parents!
Springfield Virtual Sports RESULTS
Next week will be our Virtual Sports Week!
From Monday 15th of June – Friday 19th June I would like to invite all our pupils and families to take part in our Virtual Sports Challenges.
For each challenge you complete you will score points for your school house and at the end of Virtual Sports Week we will have a winning house for 2020.
Each slide in the attached Powerpoint will explain one of our 11 challenges and give details on how to score points for your house.
Keep a note of your score for each challenge and then fill in the score form attached and send it back when all your challenges are complete! This can be done using the Forms link on the final slide.
Everyone in your family is welcome to get involved so lets get active and have lots of fun!
Click on the link to access the Powerpoint with all the information you need – Virtual Sports Week
Dear Parents and Carers
We are delighted to share the findings and report from Education Scotland’s recent inspection of our school and nursery. Have a read by clicking the link below…
Springfield Primary School and Bonnytoun Nursery Inspection Report
Mrs Burton and P2B led a super assembly today on the recreational activities that can be undertaken in Linlithgow. We all enjoyed listening to the children deliver information in a grown-up and highly articulate way. Super work from all!
Earlier on this week, we had a special talk about Marches Day from the Linlithgow Dyers who take part in the Marches procession each year.
Thank you so much to the PTA who successfully ran their summer discos in school last night. The PTA have made a fantastic contribution to school funds over the past session through their various events and we are very grateful.
-A huge ‘well done’ to C in P1 for success in swimming and to K in P1 for her Enjoy-a-Ball achievment! Great effort girls!
Please remember that school and nursery will be closed next Tuesday, (18th) for Marches Day.
Pupil reports will be sent home in school bags next Friday, (21st). Nursery reports will be sent home from next Friday onwards.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Miss Baillie xx💖💫
We’ve had an action packed couple of weeks in school and nursery culminating in an excellent assembly led by P1B and Mrs Reid today. Children told the story of The Hungry Catterpillar and entertained us all. Well done boys and girls!
Primary 7 and Primary 6 have both enjoyed fantastic camps to Ford Castle and Dalguise. We hope that you have enjoyed seeing the photos of their adventures on Twitter.
Our nursery and P1 and P2 children have taken part in music workshops this week with NYCOS and have been showcasing their talents in this area.
Next week all children will take part in Linlithgow Book Festival and will be given the opportunity to meet authors and listen to different texts being read aloud.
We hope that you will join us next Wednesday for Sports Day (weather permitting), where children will take part in potted sports in the morning and races in the afternoon. We will have tea and coffee on sale for all adults.
-Well done to the lovely sisters, E in P2 and E in P4 for their success in dancing and swimming!
-Congratulations to M and A in P1 for their Enjoy-a-Ball achievements!
Have a great weekend everyone! Let’s hope that the sun manages to shine a little bit!
Miss Baillie xx💖💫☀️
What a quick and busy week we’ve had! Where does time go! We have so many pupil acheievements this week that they will feature in a separate blog post.
Today Mrs Bell, Miss Devonshire and P2A led a wonderful assembly about the book Giraffes Can’t Dance. Children sang and danced their hearts out to a variety of different types of music. It was an absolute pleasure to watch!
We hope that you have all received your list of dates via email so that you know what’s going to be happening in school for the rest of the term. We have so many events planned and we’d love you to be a part of as many as possible!
Thank you all so much for your ongoing support,
Miss Baillie x💫💖
Today we focused on the Wellbeing Indicator, ‘being respected ’ in assembly. We made links between this indicator, our school values and the Rights Respecting School articles. Children learned about our climate of ‘mutual respect’ and specifically how the adults in school respect children and how we can all respect each other.
We treat each other as equals, regardless of our skin colour, gender or religious belief knowing that we are all different and beautiful in our own individual way.
We reflected together on these important words:
You are important
Your are smart
You are special
You are kind
By saying kind words to ourselves, we show respect for who we are. Respecting ourselves on a daily basis helps to build us up so that we that we can go on to do great things.
How have you shown respect for yourself and for others today?
Have a great weekend everyone!
Miss Baillie xx💖💫
We have come to the end of another busy week of learning at Springfield and Bonnytoun. Our children in school had the chance to take part in a number of STEM workshops led by Generation Science.
P6-7 pupils had the chance to attend a Careers’ Fayre which was held on Wednesday night and saw a great turn out of support from our partner agencies and families. We continue to build a wider range of different partners in our local community and beyond to enhance our curriculum and help children to develop skills for learning, life and work.
The children at Bonnytoun have had a lovely couple of days this week welcoming their Grandparents into the nursery to play and learn.
Today, Miss Harrison and P3A led a highly informative assembly on endangered species. All children spoke articulately and confidently as they showcased their learning through the PowerPoint presentations that they had made.
Pupil Achievements this week:
– Well done to F in P4 for winning a medal for running! Great effort F!
-Congratulations to B in P6 for her certificates gained through skiing and horse riding!
We are proud of you both girls!
Have a lovely holiday weekend everyone,
Miss Baillie xx💖💫
We have had a lovely week in school as we return from Easter break and move into Term 4.
Today we held our termly, ‘values assembly’ where we look closely at our values and reflect together. Did you know that kindness is a superpower? At least, at Springfield and Bonnytoun, we believe it to be so.
We talked about the power of a small act of kindness and how with repeated small acts, we can create a ‘kindness movement.’ Kindness can change the world!
Fostering positive mental health in our children, is one of our main priorities in school and nursery. Today we learned that is important that we treat ourselves with kindness and have kind ‘inner voices.’ We learned how to turn the negative things that we may think or feel about ourselves into positive comments. This is very important for our wellbeing. We will continue to work on this concept with all children, including our youngest.
Let’s be kind to ourselves and kind to others. We are all unique and we all have talents to share.
Happy weekend everyone!
Miss Baillie xx💖💫
Today we held a Wellbeing assembly about ‘being responsible’. We talked about the different ways that we take responsibility around school including; looking after our classrooms, corridors and playground and being kind and helpful to younger pupils.
We are proud of our pupils and the positive attitudes that they have towards looking after things around them. We hope that you see examples of our pupils acting responsibly around Springfield and the wider community.
Pupil Achievements from this week;
-Well done to F in P5 who raised money for charity on a sponsored walk.
-Congratulations to C in P2 who won a medal at Judo!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Miss Baillie x