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.
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...