At Milefield Primary School the promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is considered to be ‘a whole school responsibility’. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development is promoted not only through all the subjects of the curriculum, but also through the ethos of the school and through the development of positive attitudes and values and planned time for reflection. SMSC supports, expresses and reinforces the aims of Milefield Primary School, valuing all children and staff equally, and as individuals.
Below are opportunities where our children have shown their dedication to all aspects of SMSC.
National Coal Mining Museum & Yorkshire Sculpture Park Visit - Class 5 & 6 - March 2019
On Friday 29th March 2019, as part of their topic, class 5 and 6 went to the National Coal Mining Museum to learn about a rea-life coal mine. They all went underground to see what conditions were truly like in Victorian mines and in more recent times. They were able to see a range of machinery used in the mining industry and crawl through mine shafts with a head lamp and helmet on. Their guides were people who worked in the mines previously and knew lots of interesting facts about the industry. Children had a fantastic time and learnt lots of interesting facts to use in their work the following week.
Following this visit, the pupils were taken to Yorkshire Sculpture Park for an hour of free time. They worked together to create their own games and some children viewed the art work in the grounds. Some children were worried about the underground visit to the mine shaft but all took part and challenged themselves.
Tower Wood Residential (Y4-6) - November 2018
Wednesday 14th - Friday 16th November 2018, 25 children were taken to the Lake District to spend three days working in teams to do a variety of activities:
- Orienteering at night
- Paddle boarding
- Ghyll scrambling
- High ropes
- Leap of faith
- Toasting marshmallows
- Talent Show
All children enjoyed every single activity and learnt a lot about themselves and their resilience. They worked extremely well in teams and managed to take part in every activity. Some children learnt how to conquer their fears and showed themselves what they could achieve if they put their mind to it. Many children could not believe some of the activities they had pushed themselves to complete or take part in and left on Friday feeling a great sense of accomplishment and pride.
Crucial Crew - 2018 - Y6
On Tuesday 6th November, Year 6 were taken to the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham to learn a variety of life skills. These were based around keeping themselves safe and legal as they're maturing.
They learnt basic first aid skills; road safety; fire safety; how to use public transport appropriately; how the magistrates court works; what prison/youth offender institutes are like; how to avoid wasting emergency services' time and how to ensure relationships are appropriate.
Children were fantastically well-behaved and were fantastic ambassadors for our school.
Speak Out, Stay Safe - NSPCC
On Wednesday 17th October 2018, the NSPCC came into school to work with KS1 and KS2 on their rights as humans and how to keep themselves safe. They taught children how to use Childline (0800 1111) and what the number was for. They also discussed important factors with KS2 such as: neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse. All pupils took part in the assembly and know how to stay safe by speaking out. Y5 and Y6 then received a further workshop in class on Wednesday 24th October 2018. They worked in groups to decide on the best way to stay safe in certain situations. Please visit the website: https://www.childline.org.uk/ for more information.
Orienteering at Cannon Hall - 8th June 2018
All our Y6 pupils attended Cannon Hall to take part in the inter-schools orienteering event. They worked together in small groups to use map skills and locate specific points around the grounds. All the pupil groups completed the course and enjoyed working together. They then played different ball games with another local school until they left.
The children were excellent at working with other schools and within their own groups.
Tag Rugby Inter-schools competition - 20th April 2018
As part of our ongoing dedication to sports involvement for all children, Y3/4 pupils were invited to take part in an inter-schools tag rugby competition at Shaw Lane. We took a team of 16 pupils from Y3/4 and they battled valiantly to beat other schools. They took part and maintained a good sporting spirit even though they did not return victorious. The feedback from the head coach of the event was that all our pupils were a credit to the school and were exceptionally well-behaved.
Pupils enjoyed working together to play against other pupils from local schools. Below are a couple of pictures of the team and the event.
Easter Egg Decoration Competition - 22nd March 2018
Thank you to all parents and pupils for their fantastic efforts in the egg decoration competition. Please see all entries below...
The winners will be announced on Facebook.
Year 5/6 Olympics Competition at English Institute of Sport
12th January 2018
On Monday 12th January, 21 pupils from Y5 and 6 took part in an inter-schools competition at the English Institute of Sports in Sheffield. They competed in events including sprint, long jump and javelin. All pupils were given the opportunity to compete against a variety of schools from across Yorkshire. They enjoyed competing on an actual running track in front of their peers not only from their own setting but over 20 others. They competed on the same track as Olympics legends like Jessica Ennis-Hill. This was an event they all enjoyed taking part in and especially winning some races! Below are some pictures from the event.
Whole-School Online Safety
18th January 2018
The whole school attended an online safety/cyber-bullying assembly led by the E-Safety co-ordinator. They listened to key messages about how to stay safe online in school and at home. They were shown the procedure to follow when they had a concern about online safety and discussed who they could speak to/report to. KS2 were then shown about online safety in regards to social media apps and how to remain safe. We discussed what to share online and how everything they do share is there forever. Children have then had more focused online safety lessons in each class. We all now have a class online safety charter which children have signed. These will be visible in all classrooms and sent home for parents to refer to.
Y5/6 Kingswood residential
6th-8th November 2017
A group of Y5/6 pupils teamed up to travel to Kingswood on 6th November. For some, it was the first time they had stayed away from home. The children stopped off at Conisborough Castle en route to the centre and learnt about the Motte and Bailey castle. Then, at Kingswood, they were greeted with a bed and sheets! Children had to quickly learn how to make their own beds and organise their own clothing/toiletries. They not only learnt about self-care but about friendship, teamwork and overcoming barriers to succeed in a variety of activities. They took part in climbing high ropes-very scary! Also, worked in small teams to tackle low ropes using balance and focus. The children all enjoyed spending time together and with the staff. They learnt lots about themselves and how to work with others. One girl said, 'This is the best holiday I've had!'
Milefield Beat Bullying day - Wear blue
Children were asked to wear blue to show their support for anti-bullying week on Thursday. We then shared some experiences and watched a video about bullying and the different forms it can take. Children were then given the opportunity to ask questions about bullying and the key message of all different-all equal was re-iterated with a whole school chant and collective approval of the message across school. Photographs to follow...
Children in Need day - Spotacular
On Friday, children were asked to come in something spotty to show their support for children across the country. They were asked to bring in some small change to spend on buns and donate to the worthy cause. We worked as a school to raise money on games such as, name the teddy and guess the amount of sweet in the jar. These results will be shared in the next assembly and the final donation amount will be shared on Facebook too. Children were given then opportunity to watch videos about why are taking part in Children In Need this year and why they are wearing spots and donating money. They were then given time to compete in a Pudsey bear competition and photographs will follow...
Our children are becoming life savers
Every week for 6 weeks, Y5 and Y6 children will be given the opportunity to learn how to resuscitate and re-start hearts of those people whose hearts have stopped beating. They are learning techniques vital to save lives and will be certified users of HeartStart techniques! Below are some photographs of our first group of pupils who have learnt how to be life savers...