At Lowfield Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) forms a large part of our curriculum. We work hard to provide lots of opportunities to develop these skills as shown in the presentation below.
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The following document shows how staff at Lowfield help to promote British values in our children.
In Y4 we have looked at the impact of negative and positive language. We considered how comments affect our self image. In groups, we thought about the types of comments which make us feel bad – then wrote them on a body outline and crumpled it up to convey the impact.
We then repeated this with positive comments and though about how these make us feel strong and important. The difference between the occasional negative comment and actual bullying was understood.
In addition, the children will remember how words cannot be taken back as we looked at this in terms of not being able to put toothpaste back into its tube once it has been squirted out
Key Stage 1 children have been learning about rules and why we have them in school and the wider world we live in. We talked about what it would be like if we didn't have these rules.
RSPCA representative Phillip and guest dog Murphy visited the KS2 assembly on Friday 27th May 2016 to say a big ‘thank you’ to Lowfield for our donations towards a new boiler at the animal rescue centre. We learned more about the work of the RSPCA and they loved meeting us too. The children who won Always Certificates that week got an extra treat as they had the chance to stroke Murphy, who we all agreed was completely adorable!
We held a street party in school to celebrate the queen's 90th birthday. Everyone in school dressed in red, white and blue. We had party food in the playground with entertainment from all the different classes. Some VIPs were invited to attend the event and for once the sun shone all day!
PC Simon our local community police officer came to KS2 assembly to talk to the children about gangs and youth crime and its dangers and consequences. It was a very good assembly and gave the children a lot of things to think about regarding this area.
Year 6 children visited Crucial Crew in Rotherham to learn about personal safety through a variety of experiences. They learnt about first aid, travelling on buses, fire safety, keeping safe on the internet and the law and its consequences. Crucial crew is a valuable experience for the children especially at a time when they are getting ready to move to secondary school.
Foundation parents were invited into school to help celebrate Shrove Tuesday and take part in many pancake related activities. We made pancakes, had pancake races, read words on pancakes, counted pancakes and many other activities.
Foundation parents came into class to help make Christmas decorations and crafts for the afternoon. We all had great fun getting very creative -if a little messy as the classroom was very glittery by the time we had finished! The children took home star decorations, clay pots, bauble threading ,Christmas tree cards and paintings.
We had an assembly to learn about why poppies are sold and worn each year to help understand the importance of commemoration. We also held a two minute silence in classes to remember those lost in wars.
Our road safety officer came into school. She presented an assembly about keeping safe and the importance of car seats and wearing your seat belt. She showed us what might happen if we don't!
She worked with each class to talk to them about crossing roads safely, wearing seat belts and being seen in the dark. We got to have a go at being the lollipop person and walking safely across roads using some pretend traffic lights.
Every class in school learnt about anti-bullying week and why Lowfield does not accept bullying. We had an assembly on anti-bullying. There was a school competition to design a hand with a message to stop bullying. We learnt about what to do if we are worried about bullying and to challenge any bullying behaviour we might see,
Lowfield Lend With Care
Some time ago, the children of Lowfield Primary raised money to help 4 people from around the world to escape poverty. We gave a loan of £40 each to 4 businesses through the Lend With Care charity. Over time, the money we loaned started to be returned to us as the businesses grew and became successful. We tried to help men and women from around the globe to create a better life for their families and communities. Here are the first 4 friends that we helped.
Our friends paid back the money they had borrowed and we used it to help 2 more friends.
As the money continued to be repaid, we were able to help even more people, each time giving them £40 to make their business successful.
We are pleased to tell you that we have now added 2 more friends to our list of people that we have helped to climb out of poverty.
We are proud of our work to help others and are very grateful for the generosity of our children and their families. The great thing is that we can use the money we raised over and over again to help others around the world to make better lives for their families.
Go to www.lendwithcare.org to see how a little help goes a long way.
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Lowfield Primary School
Sheffield S2 4NJ
Tel: 0114 2552501
Headteacher: Mr C Holder