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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...
Visiting the local community
Just before we broke up at Christmas some of our junior children went out into the community to deliver some mince pies and wish everyone a Happy Christmas.
MacMillan Coffee Morning 2019
Parents and children donated and bought some delicious buns and cakes in aid of the MacMillan Cancer Charity.
Remembrance Day 2019
Key Stage 2 walked to the cenotaph again this year and joined other local schools and members of the British Legion. It was a lovely service, hymns were sung and children from all the schools laid a wreath. Thank you to those parents who came along.
London Visit 2019
Year 5 and 6 children visited London in October, we had a jam-packed two days visiting The Tower of London, London Eye, Planet Hollywood, Matilda and finally a visit to the HMS Belfast. We spent a lot of time learning about the Tower of London and HMS Belfast before going and it was wonderful to see it all brought to life.
Mayoral Visit March 2019
This morning we were very lucky to have a visit from the Mayor of Kirklees, her consort and husband and attendant. They spent time talking to the whole school in assembly and then visited class 5 after. The whole school thoroughly enjoyed the visit and loved meeting the Mayor and learning about her and her role – she even dressed in our school colours!
We especially liked seeing the formal robes and learning about why they are designed that way. We were lucky enough to see the Huddersfield ceremonial mace too! Lots of questions were asked and answered and it was a lovely morning, we cannot thank the Mayor and her team enough for her wonderful, inspirational visit!
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Remembrance Day 2018
Key Stage 2 walked to the cenotaph to pay our respects with other local schools and the British legion. Our children were very respectful during the service. Our representatives laid their wreath, and we all laid a poppy too. Thank you to the parents who joined us, it was lovely to see you all.
Trust Council Election
During October we hold 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 vote for two people who we thought would act in our best interest.
'Sparkle for Markle', May 2018
To celebrate this weekend’s royal wedding we had a theme day today. The children dressed in red, white and blue, or something sparkly. We watched some highlights from previous royal weddings and talked about weddings which we have been to.
We made lots of decorations, crowns and coloured in some royal pictures. Later in the day we had a disco too.
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.
|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.
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.
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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'.
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.
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.
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.