SMSC 2017 - 2018

Term Event
Autumn 1 Black History
Autumn 2 St Andrew's Day
Spring 1 Chinese New Year
Spring 2 St David's and St Patrick's Day
Summer 1 St George's Day
Summer 2 Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

Nursery

Today in nursery we learnt all about hero’s in our community. We took part in a quiz to find out what makes somebody a hero. We wrote about a hero that we know and discussed what makes them special. In the afternoon we looked at different types of medals, we then used a range of materials to create our own hero medal.

RSD

We have enjoyed celebrating Armed Forces Day today in Reception. We have taken part in many exciting activities. We learned about the different jobs the forces do, created medals and enjoyed our assembly where we got to meet a special visitor!

RSS

On the 5th July, Reception SS celebrated Armed Forces Day. We looked at the British Army, Royal Navy and Air force, and discussed the key jobs they do. We spoke about the different parts of the Armed Force. We discussed which one we would like to be in and why. Also we made our own medals using ribbon and card. To end the day, a soldier came into school to talk to us about World War 1 and the current army.

Year 1AB

The children have enjoyed learning about Armed Forces Day. They have listened to and acted out the roles of the British Armed Forces. The children have written facts, coloured in a British Flag and even designed their own medal.

Year 1MS

The children have enjoyed learning about Armed Forces Day. They have listened to and acted out the roles of the British Armed Forces. The children have written facts, coloured in a British Flag and even designed their own medal.

Year 2FP

On the 5th June 2017, Year 2FP took part in a school SMSC Day, we looked at Armed Forces Day and why it is important to celebrate the work that they do. We spoke about the different parts of The Armed Forces, and looked at the different jobs and roles of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. We discussed which one we would like to be in and why. We all wrote a report about The Armed Forces and why the work that they do is important. Finally we designed our own medals that we would give to a member of The Armed Forces for the work that they do.

Year 2LS

On the 5th June 2017, Year 2LS took part in a school SMSC Day, we looked at Armed Forces Day and why it is important to celebrate the work that they do. We spoke about the different parts of The Armed Forces, and looked at the different jobs and roles of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. We discussed which one we would like to be in and why. We all wrote a report about The Armed Forces and why the work that they do is important. Finally we designed our own medals that we would give to a member of The Armed Forces for the work that they do.

Year 5

In Year 5, we began our Armed Forces day by discussing who the armed forces are and the history of the British armed forces. We discussed key members of the royal family and their involvement in the armed forces. We also gathered information from a reading comprehension all about the Invictus games; an international Paralympic-style event created by Britain's Prince Harry.

Year 6

In year 6 we had a discussion around who the armed forces were and how they help us. We discussed current affairs and how people around us risk their own lives to protect us. We then looked at different roles and positions within the armed forces. We then took this opportunity to write about how thankful we are towards these people and the reasons for which we are thankful.


St George's Day

RSD

Today Reception SD celebrated St George’s Day. St George is the Patron Saint of England. St George slayed the terrible dragon to stop more women being sacrificed. People celebrate St George’s Day by decorating their homes with England flags, visiting the church and sharing the story of George and the Dragon.

RSS

Today Reception SS celebrated St George’s Day. St George is the Patron Saint of England. St George slayed the terrible dragon to stop more women being sacrificed. People celebrate St George’s Day by decorating their homes with England flags, visiting the church and sharing the story of George and the Dragon.

Nursery

Today we have had a lovely day in Nursery celebrating St George’s Day. We looked at a Power point all about St George. Then we sequenced the story and wrote about the pictures. We also designed our own shield using different types of materials.

Year 1AB

The children have enjoyed learning about St George’s Day. They have completed a comprehension about the day and they have acted out the story. The children have made masks and even made a wanted poster for the dragon! They can all name some facts about St George’s Day.

Year 1MS

The children have enjoyed learning about St George’s Day. They have completed a comprehension about the day and they have acted out the story. The children have made masks and even made a wanted poster for the dragon! They can all name some facts about St George’s Day.

Year 2FP

On the 25th April 2017, Year 2FP took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the meaning of St George’s day. We spoke about England and compared our country to other countries in Great Britain. We researched facts about St George and learnt the interesting story of how he became a Saint. We created our own report about St George. We then created our very own dragon face masks, we used collage materials to complete the masks. The children then used these masks to act out the George and the Dragon story.

Year 2LS

On the 25th April 2017, Year 2LS took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the meaning of St George’s day. We spoke about England and compared our country to other countries in Great Britain. We researched facts about St George and learnt the interesting story of how he became a Saint. We created our own report about St George. We then created our very own dragon face masks, we used collage materials to complete the masks. The children then used these masks to act out the George and the Dragon story.

Year 4

To celebrate St. George’s day, Year 4 have learned all about the patron saint of England! We learned about who St. George is and why he is the patron saint of England and wrote a newspaper report on the legend of St. George and the dragon. We completed maths challenges based on St. George and then designed and created our own dragon masks and shields!

Year 5

As part of our Saint George’s Day celebration, Year 5 began the day by looking at the Patron Saint of England and created a detailed biography all about his life. During the afternoon, we listened closely to the tale of George and the Dragon; a legend that tells of Saint George slaying a dragon to rescue a damsel in distress and we then used this tale to create our own comic strip to recall the story.

St David's & St Patrick's Day

RSD

We have enjoyed celebrating St Patricks Day and St David’s Day. We have taken part in many exciting activities. We learnt how to people celebrate St Patricks day and took part in Irish dancing.

RSS

We have enjoyed celebrating St Patricks Day and St David’s Day. We have taken part in many exciting activities. We learnt how to people celebrate St Patricks day and took part in Irish dancing.

Year 1AB

We spent a great day learning all about St Patrick and St David. We found out about what a saint is and why we celebrate saint’s days in Great Britain. We read lots of information about both saints. We did some super Irish dancing. It was really energetic and a lot of fun! We also did lots of St David and St Patrick activities too.

Year 1MS

We spent a great day learning all about St Patrick and St David. We found out about what a saint is and why we celebrate saint’s days in Great Britain. We read lots of information about both saints. We did some super Irish dancing. It was really energetic and a lot of fun! We also did lots of St David and St Patrick activities too.

Year 2FP

On the 8th March 2016, Year 2FP took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the celebrations of St David and St Patrick. We started our day investigating who these special people were and what they did that made them become a saint. We learnt all about their lives and what they did that was special. We researched how the Irish and the Welsh celebrate these special days, we looked at traditional dress and the symbols that represent each country. We were very lucky to take part in Irish dancing, we enjoyed this very much!!





Year 2LS

On the 8th March 2016, Year 2LS took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the celebrations of St David and St Patrick. We started our day investigating who these special people were and what they did that made them become a saint. We learnt all about their lives and what they did that was special. We researched how the Irish and the Welsh celebrate these special days, we looked at traditional dress and the symbols that represent each country. We were very lucky to take part in Irish dancing, we enjoyed this very much!!




Year 4

To celebrate St Patrick’s and St David’s day, Year 4 took part in lots of fun activities! We learned about what a saint is and why St Patrick and St David are famous. We learned how these days are celebrated around the world and the traditions and symbols associated with them. We even got to design a shamrock and make our own St David’s daffodil!


Year 5

Year 5 began their SMSC celebration day by discussing the reasons why the Welsh and Irish celebrate St Patrick and St David’s day. We looked at the story behind how and why Patrick and David became saints and the different traditions that take place on the 1st March and 17th March. Later in the afternoon, after discussing whether leprechauns really cause mischief and leave pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, we transformed into Newstead’s own little leprechauns – minus the mischief!


Year 6

Today we have learnt about St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick was born in Wales in the 5thCentury. He was taken to Ireland as a slave when he was 16, but he escaped after 6 years. He became a Christian priest,when he returned to Ireland, he converted many Irish people to Christianity. We learnt about how many people dress up in green and go to church to celebrate this special event.



Chinese New Year

Nursery

On Wednesday 25th January the Nursery class celebrated Chinese New Year. We began the day by splitting into two groups and swapping classes with our Reception friends, there we enjoyed learning that it was the year of the Rooster and we all painted our hands to make a tail to add to a giant painted hen. In Reception SD we got creative again as we cut and made our own Chinese lantern. We finished the session by coming back to Nursery to sample some Chinese food and enjoy some Chinese dancing. We have had a great time!




RSD

We had fun in RSD celebrating Chinese New Year!! We looked at life in China and how it was different to life in England. We created some artwork ,made Chinese lanterns and even tasted Chinese food. Trying to use chopsticks proved a little difficult!!


RSS

We had fun in RSS celebrating Chinese New Year!! We looked at life in China and how it was different to life in England. We created some artwork ,made Chinese lanterns and even tasted Chinese food. Trying to use chopsticks proved a little difficult!!



Year 1AB

We spent a great day learning all about the Chinese New Year. We found out about the story behind the animals for each year. We read lots of information about how people celebrate and answered questions about it. We did some super Chinese dancing and had a go at it on our own and we dressed up as Chinese Dragons too. It was lots of fun! We also did lots of Chinese New Year activities and had a Chinese music lesson too.


Year 1MS

We spent a great day learning all about the Chinese New Year. We found out about the story behind the animals for each year. We read lots of information about how people celebrate and answered questions about it. We did some super Chinese dancing and had a go at it on our own and we dressed up as Chinese Dragons too. It was lots of fun! We also did lots of Chinese New Year activities and had a Chinese music lesson too.


Year 2FP

On the 25th January 2017, Year 2FP took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the Chinese New Year.We were really lucky to take part in some Chinese style dancing. We then learnt the story of the Chinese New Year. We discovered that the rat had won a special race to determine who the New Year would be named after. We were lucky to take part in a Chinese style music lesson, we used instruments and danced with ribbons to the New Year parade.We discovered that this Year is the Year of the Rooster. We collaged our very own Rooster pictures using tissue paper and created our own Chinese lantern pictures.


Year 2LS

On the 25th January 2017, Year 2LS took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the Chinese New Year.We were really lucky to take part in some Chinese style dancing. We then learnt the story of the Chinese New Year. We discovered that the rat had won a special race to determine who the New Year would be named after. We were lucky to take part in a Chinese style music lesson, we used instruments and danced with ribbons to the New Year parade.We discovered that this Year is the Year of the Rooster. We collaged our very own Rooster pictures using tissue paper and created our own Chinese lantern pictures.


Year 3

In Year 3 we rotated around different activities in KS2. We all learnt the story of Chinese New Year, including the animal of 2017 which is the rooster. We later found out which animal represents the year we were born in and made a mask of this animal. We got the chance to contribute to a piece of art work - creating a giant rooster that will be displayed in school. We played traditional Chinese games - including solving a Chinese New Year themed mystery! We had lots of fun!


Year 5

During our Chinese New Year Celebration Day we discovered the story behind the Chinese zodiac and discovered why this year is the year of the Rooster. We created a collaborative piece of Rooster inspired artwork, created a mask for our year of birth, took part in a Chinese inspired code breaking activity and even tried our hand at writing our name in Chinese.






Year 6

In Year 6 we rotated around different activities in KS2. We first learnt about the story behind Chinese New Year and why different years are named after different animals.We then went to the year 5 classroom, where we contributed to a joint piece of art work, which was an outline of a rooster – the animal of 2017.In the year 3 and 4 classroom, we played traditional Chinese games and made masks of the animal that represents the year we were born in.





St Andrews Day

Nursery

On the 30th November Nursery took part in many different activities to celebrate St Andrews day, these included singing and dancing and making Scottish flags. We learnt all about St Andrew himself and the way Scotland celebrate their Patron Saint.

Reception SD

On Wednesday 30th November Reception SD celebrated St Andrews day. St Andrew became the patron saint of Scotland over a thousand years ago and we learnt about what he did. St Andrew was one of Jesus' disciples. Every year on the 30th of November St Andrews day is celebrated.

Reception SS

On Wednesday 30th November Reception SS celebrated St Andrews Day. We learnt that St Andrew was one of Jesus’ disciples. St. Andrew became the patron saint of Scotland over a thousand years ago, and St. Andrew’s day is celebrated on the 30th of November each year. Reception SS took part in many Scottish celebrations including singing and dancing.

Year 1AB

For SMSC day Year 1 learned all about St Andrew. The children enjoyed Scottish dancing and completed a comprehension activity to find information about this important saint. All children really enjoyed being creative with different Scottish patterns.

Year 1MS

For SMSC day Year 1 learned all about St Andrew. The children enjoyed Scottish dancing and completed a comprehension activity to find informationabout this important saint. All children really enjoyed being creative with different Scottish patterns.

Year 2LS

On the 30th November 2016, Year 2LS took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the meaning of St Andrew’s day. We spoke about Scotland and compared this Country to our Country that we live in. We even had a go at designing our own tartan patterns. We then researched facts about St Andrew and why he was important, we then used this information to create a fact file. We were very lucky to take part in a dance Session with Dee, we had a go at our own traditional Scottish dancing.

Year 2FP

On the 30th November 2016, Year 2FP took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the meaning of St Andrew’s day. We spoke about Scotland and compared this Country to our Country that we live in. We even had a go at designing our own tartan patterns. We then researched facts about St Andrew and why he was important, we then used this information to create a fact file. We were very lucky to take part in a dance Session with Dee, we had a go at our own traditional Scottish dancing.

Year 3

In Year 3 we have learnt all about Saint Andrew, who is the patron saint of Scotland! We created our own Scottish themed pieces of art and then answered lots of questions about Saint Andrew and the significance of this special day. We had lots of fun!

Year 4

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Year 4 completed a study of Andrew’s life, learning all about his life, and how he became a Saint. We took part in an art workshop and discovered what Scotland is famous for, including the Loch Ness Monster! We even made our own Loch Ness Monster masks using our collage skills.

Year 5

During our St Andrews Day celebration, Year 5 began the day by looking at the story of how Andrew became the patron saint of Scotland. We created a report, discussed the Scottish celebrations and the many traditions associated with Scotland. We also took part in an art workshop and created a Haggis inspired piece of artwork; we had a lot of fun putting our Haggis creature into different scenarios including outer space! We ended our SMSC day by designing our own tartan pattern to create a kilt.

Year 6

In year 6 we researched information about how the national day in Scotland came about. We then re-wrote this story, using lots of descriptive detail. We then discussed the work of famous poet, Robert Burns. Reading and understanding the meaning behind his famous piece of work ‘Auld Lang Syne’! We then completed our own art work, creating a haggis to go with the legend, believing that this is in fact an animal!



Black History

Nursery

To celebrate Black History month, Nursery joined in with lots of activities. We learnt all about musical instruments and what sound they make and we all had a go at playing the African drums. We coloured in the African flag and learnt about children going to school in Africa.

Reception SD

To celebrate Black History month, Reception SD joined in with many African activities. We learnt about African masks, African dress and African music. We took part in an African drumming session which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Reception SS

To celebrate Black History month, Reception SS joined in with many African activities. We learnt about African masks, African dress and African music. We took part in an African drumming session which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Year 1SN

On the 11th October 2016, Year 1SN took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the importance of Black History Month during our day. We looked at important people from around the world that have helped to make a difference in the world that we live in today. In our topic books we created a timeline about Mary Seacole’s life and why she was an important person. We also had a fantastic time taking part in an African Drumming session.

Year 1AB

On Black History Day, Year 1AB took part in a super drumming session. We had a go at drumming and danced to the drumming music, freezing when it changed. Then we learned about famous people, and focussed on Mary Seacole. We drew a timeline of her life and looked at hospitals now and then.

Year 2LS

On the 11th October 2016, Year 2LS took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the importance of Black History Month during our day. We spoke about important people from around the world that have helped to make a difference in the world that we live in today. In our topic books we created a fact file about these important people and discussed why people like Nelson Mandela are so important. We also had great fun taking part in an African Drumming session.

Year 2FP

Year 2FP took part in a school SMSC Day, we investigated the importance of Black History Month during our day. We looked at important people from around the world that have helped to make a difference in the world that we live in today. In our topic books we created a fact file about these important people and we explained why these people are important. We also had great fun taking part in an African Drumming session.

Year 3

In Year 3 we have learnt all about the importance of Black History Month and about some significant individuals from history. We created a fact file about Barack Obama and then created our own works of art for a Black History celebration display! We even got to have a go at some traditional African drumming!

Year 4

To celebrate Black History month, Year 4 learnt about some significant individuals from history and why we celebrate this event. We learned about Martin Luther King Jr and his famous 'I have a dream speech' and created our own speech in this style. We even had a go at some traditional African drumming and dancing, which was great fun!

Year 5

During our SMSC day Year 5 were shocked to hear and read all about slavery and the way that black people were treated in the past. We asked many questions to deepen our understanding of the times and held a class discussion to air our views and disagreements.

We were pleased to discover that many black people stood up for their rights and particularly focused our learning on Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. Even though they were arrested and Nelson Mandela spent many years in prison, they stood up for what they believed in and are inspirational to us! As part of our celebration day, we also participated in a drumming workshop.

Year 6

In year 6 we have been looking at the influential people that have changed society and beliefs of people, regarding the history between black and white people. We learnt about the actions of famous people such as: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mary Seacole. All of these people have proved important in ensuring that all people are treated fairly, no matter of their race or colour of their skin. What will your dream be?