Spurcroft Primary school

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Friday 17th November 2017

Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Governors

This week has been Anti-Bullying Week, with pupils of all ages exploring the theme of kindness, what makes a good friend and how, why & what to do, when things go wrong. In Early Years staff worked with pupils in small groups to help them understand why rough play isn't good, how it can make other children feel and how it can lead to children getting hurt. At the other end of the school there were some very mature discussions in Year 6.  Sanjeet and Josh explained how the scars left by bullying can take years to heal, and for some, never go away. Tommy and Alice told me that each year that they learn about bullying they realise that it's more complicated, but they understand it more deeply.  

I am very proud that pupils at Spurcroft are encouraged and supported to be thoughtful and kind, and staff work tirelessly to meet every child's emotional needs.  We also know that different children have different needs and sometimes need support in different ways. Children do experience challenges in friendship and supporting them to deal with these challenges, and continue to be resilient is a focus that remains at Spurcroft all the way through the school year.  Communication with parents is vital, and I'd like to thank you for your continued support with this.

Kate Flowerdew

Maths Curriculum Event 

Many thanks again to those of you who attended the Curriculum Event for Addition and Subtraction last week. The children were fantastic and we had lots of positive feedback about how useful it was for parents to see the methods which children are learning in action. The next event will be held on Thursday 18th January at 6pm and will focus on Multiplication and Division from Year 1-6 and the formal methods involved in this. Further details on how to sign up for this event will follow soon. We hope to see as many of you there as possible!     

Miss Jo Philp, Assistant Headteacher & Maths Subject Leader


Children in Need

Thank you so much for all of your help, support and generous donations towards today's Children In Need - a grand total of £530.56 has been raised which wouldn't have been possible without everyone joining in with dressing-up and the competition. Thank you to School Council & Mrs Napper for running such a successful event.
The winners of the School Council's competition will be announced in next week's Celebration Assembly.

Happy Bags

Please help the school to raise funds by bringing all your unwanted yet reusable clothing, paired shoes, handbags, accessories, perfumes, bed linen and soft toys!

Please note: School uniform should not be donated using the happy bags, any uniform donations should be brought to the school office and they can be passed onto Friends of Spurcroft.

Please bring in your happy bags by Monday 20th November.

For more information click here.

Berks & Bucks Girls Football Competition

The girls had been entered into the Berks and Bucks Football competition for the first time and faced their first round of group matches against Calcot and Manor Park. We travelled to Calcot and Spurcroft played Manor Park first. We started well and moved the ball with some good passing skills and attacking play but couldn’t quite finish off with any goals. Isabella made some super saves and great goal kicks with Tate, Sophie and Jess A strong in defence. Jess S, Emily and Millie worked tirelessly in mid-field and tackled well giving a few chances for Gracie and Teagan. Unfortunately we lost 1-0 with a goal from Manor Park going over Isabella’s head.

Our next match was against Calcot and again we played well and had several chances on goal but never found the back of the net and the game finished 0-0.

Manor Park were the overall winners of the group and progress through to the next round of the competition.

We took this opportunity as a learning curve for future games. Well done to the team who represented the school: Isabella Oelofse, Tate Billington, Sophie Schofield, Jess Schofield, Emily Smyth, Teagan Kell, Gracie Collins, Jess Argyle and Millie Broughton.  Thank you to the parents who came to support the girls.