SMSC 2015 - 2016
The Festival of Eid Ui Fitr July 2016
Nursery began the day by learning all about the meaning of this special tradition, which celebrates the end of Ramadan. Celebrations start with visiting the mosque to pray, followed after by gifts, toys, money and new clothes for the children and at the end of the day all of the family come together to share a special meal to mark the end of fasting. Nursery have enjoyed participating in a variety of activities to celebrate Eid.
We have had a fantastic time in RKN learning all about Eid. We looked at the different ways that people celebrate Eid and we explored the foods that are eaten when Muslims break their fast. We used 3D shapes to build a mosque because we know that this is where Muslims go to pray. We also had fun colouring pictures of mosques. We had a visit from an artist and we painted our hands to paint to celebrate Eid. We also wrote a message on to a plaque that we could give to somebody special. We looked at Mendhi art work and made our very own Henna designs!
We have had a fantastic time in RSD learning all about Eid. We looked at the different ways that people celebrate Eid and we explored the foods that are eaten when Muslims break their fast. We used 3D shapes to build a mosque because we know that this is where Muslims go to pray. We also had fun colouring pictures of mosques. We had a visit from an artist and we painted our hands to paint to celebrate Eid. We also wrote a message on to a plaque that we could give to somebody special. We looked at Mendhi art work and made our very own Henna designs!
In Year 1 we learn about the festival Eid. During the day, we found out all about the way that Muslims celebrate Eid. We completed some writing about how Muslims fast during Ramadan and celebrate Eid. We made our own lantern, similar to those that are hung on Muslims homes.
On the 6th July, Year 2 took part in a whole school SMSC Day. The children learnt all about Ramadan and why this is important to Muslims. We also looked at the five pillars of Islam and how they linked to Eid. We wrote in our topic books about what happens during Ramadan and how Eid is celebrated. We found out that people exchange gifts and cards during Eid and that they eat yummy food. We were lucky to work with Dee to complete some dance routines.
We had a fun day learning lots about Eid and Ramadan. We completed a comprehension, answering questions about the festival and then we completed our own research using the laptops in class. We created our own celebration cards and decorated them for our families! We also learnt a short dance routine with Dee to celebrate the day!
We learned about Ramadan and Eid. We watched a film, did some research and created an Eid poster. Dee came in and taught us a new, fun dance to celebrate and we had lots of fun activities.
During our Eid celebration day, Year 5 created a detailed Eid report and discussed the beliefs and five pillars of Islam. We also discussed Ramadan in great detail, created an Eid puzzle for a friend to solve and took part in an Eid inspired art workshop.
On July 6th, Year 6 alongside the rest of the school took part in a whole school SMSC day. Year 6 children learnt about Ramadan and why this festival is important to Muslims across the world. The children conducted their own research on the festival and looked at how it is celebrated. Before the celebration we looked at the 5 pillars of Islam and what they each represent. We also looked at why Muslims travel to Mecca, the routine for prayer and their God. All children also took part in an art workshop.
The Queens Birthday April 2016
To celebrate the Queens 90th birthday children at Newstead Primary Academy we all dressed up as Kings and Queens and took a look back through history, to study the life of her majesty - from her childhood to securing the title of Britain's longest reigning monarch. We looked at the Queens family, her royal duties and her successors to the throne. The children also participated in an art and craft workshop and helped to create a commemorative picture. In the afternoon, we were very lucky to be visited by the ice-cream man!! Yummy!!
To celebrate the Queens 90th birthday we spent most of the morning being creative. We designed our own Palace, made crowns, flags and even our own bunting. We had fun working as a group collaging the Newstead badge. In the afternoon we talked about special occasions and discussed our own birthdays. We watched a power point all about the Queen and then wrote sentences to showcase what we had learned.
In Reception SD, we had a fantastic day celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday! We had a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace and we looked at the many roles that the Queen has. We made birthday cards for the Queen, and we even wrote an ingredients list for a special birthday cake. We also made a ‘Newstead Crest of Arms’, and we worked together to decorate our design. This is displayed in our classroom and helps us to remember that we all belong at Newstead Primary Academy.
To celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday we came to school dressed as Kings and Queens for the day. We learned facts about the Queen and wrote a timeline about the important things that she has done. We also found out about her family and created our own crest.
Year 1 ABTo celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday we came to school dressed as Kings and Queens for the day. We learned facts about the Queen and wrote a timeline about the important things that she has done. We also found out about her family and created our own crest.
Year 2On the 21st April, Year 2 took part in a whole school SMSC Day. The children learnt all about the Queen and her life the past 90 years. We looked at different pictures of her and her family. We wrote in our topic books about how she became Queen and created interesting fact files. We also created our own crowns, flags and even birthday cards to send the Queen on her special birthday. In the afternoon, we were very lucky to be visited by the ice-cream man!! Yummy!!
Year 3To celebrate the Queens birthday we all dressed up as Kings and Queens. Throughout the day we took part in Royal activities and had a visit from the ice-cream man.
Year 4Year 4 all dressed up as royal highnesses and had a wonderful day.We learned about the Queen's family and her role. We designed our own coat of arms, created art work and make red, white and blue streamers. We celebrated with a special royal lunch and had a traditional ice cream in the afternoon.
Year 5To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday Year 5 took a look back through history, to study the life of her majesty - from her childhood to securing the title of Britain's longest reigning monarch. We looked at the Queens family, her royal duties and her successors to the throne. We also took part in an art and craft workshop and helped KS2 to create a commemorative picture.
Year 6In year 6 we have been focusing on the British monarchy and looking at previous Kings and Queens. Throughout the day we drew pictures of the Queen, learnt about her family tree and had a celebratory ice-cream. We also took part in an art workshop with a specialist artist, to create the Queens 90th Birthday picture.
Diwali Day November 2015
Nursery enjoyed learning all about the Festival of light and the story of Rama and Sita, they enjoyed worked creatively to paint their foot with rangoli patterns and they learnt some traditional Diwali dancing which they then performed in front of the whole school.
Reception KN and Reception SD
In reception we learnt a dance that is perfromed during Diwali. We talked about the importance of diva lamps in the story of Rama and Sita and used clay to create our own diva lamp.
In Year 1 EM in learnt all about Diwali the Indian celebration. During the day, we looked at why Diwali is celebrated and the ways in which Hindu’s enjoy the Festival of Light. We also took part in a class performance which included India dance moves, based on the story of Rama and Sita. Lastly, we made our own Diva Lamp.
Year 2In Year 2 we were very lucky to be involved in some traditional Indian Diwali dancing, we had great fun rehearsing our dance moves! We then investigated the meaning of Diwali and the traditions that are followed. We then created some traditional Henna patterns on a model hand. We finished our day by show casing our dance to the school.
In Year 3, for our Diwali Celebration Day we have learnt all about the significance of the Diwali festival and how this is celebrated all over the world. We worked together to create a lovely Rangoli image and learnt about the story of Rama and Sita. Also, we made and decorated our own lanterns to celebrate The Festival of Light.
In year 4 we created part of a large picture of Ganesh the Indian God in brightly coloured glitter – it looked amazing and we produced rangoli designs which is a traditional Indian art dating back centuries.
In Year 5 we looked at the meaning of Diwali and the traditions that are upheld every year. We looked at the story of Rama and Sita and the significance of why Diwali is known as the festival of light. We created our own Diwali information leaflet, had a Rangoli pattern competition and took part in an art workshop.
Year 6Children created their own patterns and produced a bright collage with the other KS2 children. They thoroughly enjoyed learning about why Diwali is celebrated and participating in many creative activities.
Life in Modern Britain Day October 2015
We explored India and looked at and dressed in traditional costume and took part in an art workshop to help to create some big art all about life in modern Britain. During the afternoon we had the opportunity to taste some yummy Indian food.
In Reception we have been looking at the country of India. We talked about where India is, the foods, places and ways to travel that you might experience. We used our creative skills to contribute to a big piece of artwork and spent the afternoon tasting some Indian foods!
We focused on India for the Life in modern Britain day. During the day, we looked at the Taj Mahal and found out key facts about why it was build and why it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We also helped to produce a KS1 piece of art to represent Life in modern Britain. Next we looked at creating our own Rangoli patterns by immatating work from India and produced our own India flag.
Year 2 investigated the different cultures and religions that we may find in modern Britain today. We chose to focus on the Jewish faith and discovered a range of interesting facts about the religion of Judaism. We found out all about Hanukkah, the festival of light.
In the afternoon we took part in an art workshop to create a school piece of art for display.
In Year 3 we have learnt all about Poland and discussed what it is like to live life in Modern Britain if you are Polish. We learnt about Polish culture, Polish food and even a few Polish words. Later on, we all learnt a traditional Polish dance and shared this with the rest of the school!
We took part in Life in Modern Britain Day when each class looked at a different country or culture. We looked at Africans in Britain and learnt about Africa and its traditions. We talked about how it must feel going to live in a different country.
In Year 5 we began by conducting our own research about life in modern Britain and the different communities that help to make Britain great! We focused our day on the Chinese community; discussing different celebrations, traditions and inventions that are widely celebrated and used in Britain. Throughout the day we also designed our own Chinese inspired willow tree plates and participated in a Chinese/Philippine dance workshop.
During our celebration day we focused on the Irish travelling community and discussed many aspects of the traveller culture;
We explored and learnt that many travellers come from Ireland and marry very early on in their lives. Irish travellers have their own language called ‘Shelta’ and they follow the catholic religion. Many traveller children grow up outside of the education system
To support our learning we took part in an Irish dance and performed this to the rest of the school. Boys and girls were partnered together and danced in lines. It was great fun! Finally to collate our research we produced a booklet on travelling families.