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Spire Junior School is very proud of its friendly environment. We have 165 pupils aged 7-11.
We have exceptionally high expectations of every child in our school and we encourage them to excel not only in their academic work but also in other aspects of their school life. The development of children’s social, emotional and citizenship skills is as treasured as their growing appreciation and demonstration of sporting, musical and artistic prowess. Our very good academic results do not on their own show the true extent of the experiences and successes which Spire Junior School children can expect.
We place great importance on an active partnership between home and school and we believe that only through working closely with parents and carers will we be able to achieve the best for our children.
Mr Dave Shaw
World War 2 day was a complete success and all children were completely immersed and engaged in the day. All children gave 100% effort to each task, which was all we could've asked for and it was wonderful to see so may of them dressed up.
We were split in to four equal groups, mixing up the two classes. Our activities consisted of army training, some fun exercise drills and looking at their uniform, weapons and helmets. Also we learnt some basic first aid - DR ABC, secondary survey and recovery position. Another activity was designing and making our own gas mask; we also baked cakes made from rations amounts (which we later ate during the VE party); and finally making our own war medals out of clay.
Thank you for your all your continued support and I hope your children had a wonderful day.
On Monday the Year Five children took part in a Victorian day. Throughout the day the children looked at a range of aspects of Victorian life including school life, differences between the rich and poor and Victorian toys and games. During their school session, the children were taught by a Victorian teacher who showed them how dull and harsh school life was during the Victoria era. The children had hands on experience with a range of artefacts, when looking at life as a servant, and used the green screen to act out the roles of the rich and poor. The children loved playing with the Victorian toys and tried out a range of popular parlour games.
The children will now use these experiences to feed into their learning for the next few weeks ready for the Victorian Emporium on Friday 7th December. We look forward to seeing you all there.
On Friday 5th October, we were very lucky to have two visitors from Chesterfield ACCA. ( African & Caribbean Community Association) Lud Ramsey and Beverly Powell gave a very interesting and informative talk as part of Black History Month. The focus of the talk was the Windrush Generation and Lud and Beverly explained the contribution that has been made by people, who came to Britain, after the Second World War. The children asked lots of questions and they were also able to handle medals and even an MBE, that Beverly received from the Queen. We thank them for giving up their time and sharing their experiences with the children.
We are excited to announce that we are now a mental health awareness school. Six of our pupils took part in a training day at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium to learn about the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now that our children have successfully completed the training to become Anti-Stigma Mental Health Ambassadors their role within school is to spread the word about mental health.
It is very distressing that 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem and sadly 90% of those young people will experience stigma and discrimination. Stigma stops people from seeking help; it stops them living normal lives and may even result in them giving up on their hopes and dreams.
We are extremely passionate about the Anti-Stigma campaign and we are working hard to change things for the better. We want young people who experience any mental health problems to receive support and understanding from those around them. We are aware that attitudes are formed at a young age, and through this work and the help of our Anti-Stigma Ambassadors we want to prevent young people developing negative attitudes towards people with mental health problems. We want young people to grow up knowing that it’s ok to talk about mental health and to have the confidence to do so.