February 2017 archive

Celebrity Masterchef Finalist, Jimmy Osmond, cooks up a storm at Springfield

Mon, 27 Feb 2017

On Saturday March 11th Jimmy will be making a visit to Springfield School to tour the school and meet students, parents and staff. Following this private visit, Jimmy will be hosting an intimate “Cooking With Jimmy” event and Osmond.com have a VERY LIMITED number of places available!


This all ticketed event will include Jimmy sharing stories and cooking some of the recipes that made him a Celebrity Masterchef Finalist, a photo with Jimmy and a Cooking With Jimmy goodie bag!

Please click here to buy tickets for this event!

Jimmy Osmond

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Team learning to share and care

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

The pupils taking part in this year's Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Springfield have been learning about two very important issues this week. 

Firstly, they've been learning about the importance of sharing and helping others by collecting items for the Witney & West Oxfordshire Food Bank. They've already amassed quite a collection but still have room for more! Please keep sending in non-perishable food items. The Team will be delivering them to the Food Bank on Thursday 2nd March.

Food bank collection


Secondly, they've been learning some basic first aid care for their upcoming expedition. This includes how to roll someone into the recovery position, treat burns with cold water and apply plasters to cuts. 

Plaster on fingerPutting a plaster on

Well done everyone!

Sporting Success!

Thu, 9 Feb 2017

On the 8th February a Springfield team competed at the County Round of the Panathlon Challenge at Abingdon School. The Panathlon Challenge is a national charity which provides sporting opportunities for over 10, 000 diabled young people each year. 

running race


The multi-sport event included activites such as table cricket, boccia, poly bat and curling followed by some team races.

Poly bat

throwing event


Springfield won their round and are through to the next ! Regionals here we come !

With medals

A busy few months in Bob's class!

Mon, 6 Feb 2017

Hello from Bob’s class - let’s take a look at what we’ve been up to so far this year. 


During our Spring term, we are going back in time and looking at the Extraordinary Egyptians. This has given us an opportunity to learn about the desert, travel along the Nile river, peek into the pyramids, learn about mummies and Cleopatra, and even connect with a camel farmer, who sent us videos of camel milking and views of their new baby camel’s first steps.


All year we have been focusing on our phonics sounds, reading, and writing skills. This makes our weekly trips to the library much more fun as we find interesting books and pick one to take back to class for the week. We are all developing a wide range of interests in the books we choose.


Once a week we also go out on a community visit together.

In recent weeks we have travelled into Witney to shop for our next cooking class, stopped by for a snack at a local church, and visited one of the nearby parks to see if the early flowers are starting to sprout.

Out for a walkOut for a walk

It is always fun to get out and explore the world together as a class. 


Hair growth raises money as well as eyebrows!

Mon, 6 Feb 2017

After too many years to remember of shaving his head, Mark Forkner, landlord at The Carpenters Arms on Newland in Witney is growing his for 12 months to raise money for Springfield School! Apparently, he's taking quite a bit of flack from the locals about his new 'hairdo' so please help him out and pop in the pub to sponsor him! Thank you!

Hair growing

Lessons in Road Safety

Mon, 6 Feb 2017

Road safety is a really important learning focus and a key part of building the life skills our pupils need to become independent young adults. During Key Stage 4 learning to cross roads safely is taught in the classroom and whilst out and about on community visits. During the last week Angus and Bec’s class have been carrying out some some classroom work about road safety and wanted to share the important messages they've learned.

Zebra Crossing

Some of the key things to remember are:


  • Find the safest place to cross
  • Stand on the pavement near the kerb
  • Look around for traffic and listen
  • If traffic is coming let it pass
  • When there’s no traffic, walk straight across

Practicing crossing the road



The class used what they'd learned to make a film and a rap for our assembly on the theme of right and responsibilities.

Road safety signsrOAD SAFETY SIGNS


The class used materials and online games from the excellent website  http://think.direct.gov.uk/education/early-years-and-primary/ , which is well worth a visit for adults and children.

road safety signs

Springfield School