As part of our delivery of SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development we aim to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation of the five British Values across school.
Our Blog showcases all our work on British Values and SMSC and is worth a visit. Click on the links to take a look.
Below are some photos of us in action...
Bloom and Grow
Littletown children worked with Heckmondwike Primary to build pathways across our community. We embraced all aspects of British Values to bring children and adults from varying communities together, growing plants, sharing experiences and celebrating our similarities.
Watch the video below to see how we embraced “Bloom and Grow” together.
Trust Council Election
At the end of October we held our yearly election for the Spenborough Trust Council members, those wishing to stand for election composed a manifesto and delivered it to the rest of Key Stage 2. We then voted for two people who we thought would act in our best interest. The successful candidates were Jack and Laura who persuaded us to vote for them by writing the wonderful manifestos below.
Remembrance Day 2016
As in previous years Classes 4,5 & 6 made poppies and walked on the the Cenotaph in Cleckheaton for the Remembrance Ceremony. We felt very proud to be part of the morning, remembering those who are involved in conflicts around the world and those who have given their lives so that we may enjoy the freedom of today. We also held a bun sale, raising £111 in aid of the British Legion.
Choices - Then and Now
The 'Choices Then & Now' creative approach has been identified as a model of Best Practice by the Prevent team at the Home Office and is being rolled out across the UK.
In January class 5 and 6 took part in the workshop designed by the Peace Museum to explore themes relating to the choices people make in times of conflict. This workshop was an engaging and thought provoking approach to the prevent duty and British Values.
World War 1 was used as a starting point and throughout the workshop, pupils began exploring what values we share, what influences how we think and what consequences there are for every choice we make. Discussions took place around: a ‘sense of duty’ felt by both men, what propaganda is and how it can affect your choice, rules of law Vs rules of war and considering consequences for our actions.
It was a very inspiring morning.
In February we were thrilled to have a visit from the Mayor of Kirklees and his wife. He came to present us with a certificate for taking part in his 'Poppy Bake Off' and raising £118.08 for the British Legion. Back in November at one of our parent's evenings we held a bake sale, the aim was to raise money and have the chance of winning a trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. We did not manage to win the trip but it's good to know someone will benefit from our efforts.
During his visit we were able to ask him lots of questions - we learnt about his bodyguard and how precious the chains that they wear are. We also discussed the process of parliament, democracy and the rule of law. It was a wonderful assembly we even had an 'elected mayor' for the day!
Cli on the images below to take a look.
The Great Get together - the life of Jo Cox
On June 16th we were very proud to be part of celebrations in honour of the life of Jo Cox, MP. We gathered at The Green, Heckmondwike with children from local schools to perform songs chosen by her family, in memory of Jo, to inspire and unite our community. Among the songs sang were 'True Colours' and 'Wings' . It was a very emotional event with Jo's family speaking about their daughter saying 'this is just what Jo would have wanted'.
Remember her first speech - 'We have far more in common than that which divides us'.
Remembrance Day 2017
As Remembrance Day, October 11th, fell on Saturday this year, the school did not participate in the Ceremony in Cleckheaton. Instead we held a whole school assembly where Mrs Ward talked to us all about life in our school during the outbreak of the war, she had the old log books out which refer to the school being closed until the air raid shelters had been completed. One of our Governors has very kindly donated a ceramic poppy from the Tower of London, something that we will treasure for many years to come. Classes had their own minute of silence at 11 o'clock and watched the BBC video especially created for children based around a rabbit in the fields of Flanders. Children in Early Years created a beautiful poppy wreath from all their handprints.
Click on the images below to enlarge and have a look for yourself.
|Fund Raising for the British Heart Foundation|
The British Heart Foundation have got together with the release of the second Paddington Bear film to raise awareness and funds for their charity. In recognition of this, children brought their favourite 'bear' into school (not all were bears!), many giving a donation to the charity. The day was a huge success with bears ranging from the largest you can imagine to the smallest! The total raised was £74.34.
Anti-bullying Week 2017
Each of the classes have completed various activities during the week, we respect everyone and celebrate our uniqueness throughout the school. Some of the Class 5's led the 'Anti-bullying' assembly together with Mrs Wensley. If you missed it take a look at the Powerpoint below.
Powerpoint coming very soon...