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Your child's Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural learning (SMSC)

 

School is much more than reading, writing and maths! At Sutton CE we aim to nurture children so they are well prepared for life in modern Britain. We do this by ensuring our curriculum provides a broad range of opportunities to learn about the wider world. As well as promoting this through classroom learning, below are some examples of where children have taken part in other events during the past few years. 

  

Autumn (1) 2013-14

  • 18.9.13: NSPCC visited class 4 children in relation to ‘keeping safe’.
  • 25.9.13: Year 3-6 took part in the inter-school cross-country event at South Craven. One boy came second, securing a place at the regional finals, at which he came 9th. Out of 40 runners.
  • Class 3 football event at South Craven on 15th Nov.
  • 26.9.13: Class 1 children visited Glusburn Institute to see their puppet production of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’

Clubs on offer:

  • Handball, Art, Cookery, Gardening, Puzzle, Variety of music tuition.

 Autumn (2) 2013-14

  • 15.10.13: School photographer: Class photos.
  • 11.10.13: Harvest Festival Service, St Thomas Church, well attended by parents.
  • Half-term: Miss Margetson visited the schools link school in Sierra Leone over the half-term break. This further establishes the link between the two schools and will result in shared project on?
  • 11.11.13. The school was represented at the Park Cenotaph on Armistice Day; Where Reverend Cowgill led a short service. A special assembly was also held in school.
  • 14.11.13. Class 4 ‘Drugs Awareness’ talk, led by Peter Dawn, a motivational speaker / drugs counsellor. Parents were informed of this session and its contents in advance.
  • 13 / 14.11.13: Parental consultations. As ever, these were very well attended.

Clubs on offer:

  • Dodge ball, Handball, Art, Gardening. In addition, a significant take up of musical instrumentation is evident in class 3, following a roll out of the wider opportunities programme of music tuition in school. This allows children to take home instruments free of charge.

Spring (1) 2013-14

  • 17.11.14: representatives from year 3-6 attended the inter-schools swimming gala in Skipton.
  • 28.11.13: year 4 visited South Craven School as part of a ‘language challenge’ workshop.
  • 29.11.13: Over £300 was raised from the school Christmas discos, which we attended by all but three children in the school.
  • 7.12.13: ‘Carols in the Park’ was attended by the school choir and staff representatives.
  • The School Choir visited a selection of local Retirement homes to sing for the residents.
  • 10.12.13: Over £800 was raised from the Christmas fair, which was well attended and supported by parents.
  • 12.12.13: Year 4 attended the ‘RE-Wind’ to Christmas’ events at St Thomas Church.
  • 17.12.13: The school performed their Christmas nativity production in afternoon and evening performances, this being well attended.

Clubs on offer:

  • KS1 Art, KS2 Art, Dance

Spring (2) 2013-14

  • 29.1.14: members of years 3-6 attended a performing arts event at South Craven School.
  • 24.2.14: the local Fire Safety Officer led school sessions for children.
  • 12.3.14: Class 1 visited Luby’s tearooms in Crosshills in order to have a drink and piece of cake as part of their Geography theme of ‘exploring the local community’.
  • Throughout this half term local PCSO’s have visited school to deliver sessions with the children on ‘Keeping Safe’.
  • 14.3.14: Mrs Walsh met with Sutton Baptist Playgroup, the main pre-school provider in the village, with a view to scheduling an increased range of activities between their setting and school.
  • 25.3.14: Year 6 children visited ‘Crucial Crew’, an annual y6 visit alongside other schools, to take part in workshops on health and safety e.g. internet safety.
  • Class assemblies are were presented to parents this half-term. These were well attended by them. 
  • The school’s profile has been enhanced by three appearances in the local press since the previous Governing Body meeting.

Clubs on offer:

  • Art, Dance, Gardening, Multisports

Summer (1) 2013-14

 

  • 25/ /27.3.14: Parents evening was very well attended, as usual with all but three parents of children in the school coming in.
  • 4.4.14: a party was held for KS1 children in school. This was very well attended and raised £200 for Friends.
  • 7.5.14: a group of key stage 2 children undertook a tour of Skipton Police Station as a reward for their outstanding behaviour.
  • 7.5.14: Class photos were taken.
  • 13.5.14: Police visited for classes 1 and 2, with the police van.
  • 23.5.14: Friends ran an end of term cake stall to raise funds.

Clubs on offer:

  • Art, Gardening, Bricks for Kidz (Lego)

 Summer (2) 2013-14

  • 2.6.14: Our year 5/6 footballers played football against Glusburn Primary School. Despite the large difference in the size of schools, Sutton CE triumphed.
  • 3.6.14: Martin Hill, Head of year 7 at South Craven visited our year 6 leavers.
  • 6.6.14: Headteacher and Mrs Smith led a parents meeting for those children attending the year 5/6 residential visit to Scarborough.
  • 11.6.14: Year 3/4 took part in the local inter-school cricket tournament.
  • 15.6.14: The annual Sutton Fun day was held, with school joining in the parade, once again winning first prize.
  • 16.6.14: School Nurse, Jane Lee worked alongside Mrs Smith to deliver the annual talk to year 6 boys and year 5 / 6 girls on the theme of puberty / growing up, this being in accordance with the school’s Sex and Relationships Education Policy.
  • 17.6.14: The school appeared on an item on BBC Look North in relation to how small schools are preparing for the changes to free school meal provision in September.
  • 19.6.14: The school undertook its annual sponsored walk, when a good number of parents and other family members joined us. Friends are still awaiting a final amount raised for this.
  • 21.6.14: ‘Heats’ took place in school for the annual ‘Sutton’s Got Talent’ competition which takes place on the last day.
  • 24.6.14: The large majority of year 5 and 6 children attended our annual residential visit, this year to Scarborough. This was a very ‘traditional’ trip for three days involving lots of paddling, sand castles and rock pooling, as well as visits to the Scarborough Castle and the Sea Life Centre. The children behaved brilliantly, this being routinely commented upon.
  • 25.6.14: Reception and year 1 children attended the local school’s ‘Mini Olympics’ at South Craven School.
  • 30.6.14: ‘Year 5 day’ at South Craven School.
  • 4.7.14: Key stage 2 ‘Chill out night’ was well attended and included a film, dancing and video games.
  • 9.7.14: Years 5 and 6 attended the inter-schools rounders festival.
  • 11.7.14: Class 4 performed Roald Dahl’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ for parents and the school. This was well received by the good number of family members attending.
  • 16.7.14: Whole school ‘Picnic in the Park’ with games and sports.
  • W/c 14.7.14: Parents received pupil end of year reports
  • 21.7.14: Year 6 vs. Staff annual rounders match in Sutton Park, 3.30pm
  • 22.7.14: Leaver’s Assembly in school, with annual leavers gift and leavers slideshow
  • 22.7.14: End of year games on the playground: chocolate tombola, bun stall, beat the Goalie (Mr Phillips)
  • Friends have raised in excess of £2000 this year and have continued to be very well supported. They intend to spend the bulk of this money in 2014-15 on play-based playground markings
  • Throughout this half term, ‘new starters’ for September have been visiting for their ‘transition’ sessions in class 1. Mrs Walsh and Mr Phillips have also been visiting and speaking to the pre-school settings from which the children come, in order to ensure school is familiar with the needs and abilities of the children who will be joining us.

Clubs on offer:

  • Football, Bricks for kidz’ Lego Club.

Autumn (1) 2014-15

 

Events

  • 10.9.14: Reverend Cowgill attended school on 10th September to deliver his final assembly before his retirement. The whole school attended and a short assembly followed by Mr Phillips, to express our thanks to him, a collection from staff and parents supported this.
  • 10.9.14: Ian Davey, (NYCC Peripatetic music teacher) has confirmed that he will be able to offer our older children (Oak Class) ongoing musical tuition through the school year. Children will be given the opportunity to learn a new instrument which they borrow for the year.
  • 11.9.14: Alison Way is visiting school weekly, throughout this half term in order to train our ‘Playground Buddies’ in First Aid.

Clubs on offer:

  • Football, Lego, Art

 

Autumn (2) 2014-15

  • 10.10.14: Parents joined the school for its’ annual Harvest Festival Service at St Thomas church.
  • 20.10.14: Greg Thompson, a published Author visited Oak Class to discuss his work and provide a question and answer session on effective story writing.
  • 21 / 22.10.14: Parent Evenings were once again very well attended with one 2 / 3 families not attending. Feedback from parents to Class Teachers was overwhelmingly positive.
  • 23.10.14: Children Society visited school on 3 separate occasions in order to lead sessions on personal safety and stranger danger and e-safety with Oak Class (yrs 4-6)
  • 11.11.14: Girl’s Football at South Craven School, inter-school tournament
  • 12.11.14: Friends held a bun stall, raising over £100.
  • 12.11.14: the ‘Dogs Trust’ visited all the children with two dogs, in order to work with the children on ‘pet care’ and the work the trust does. This proved a very popular visit with the children.
  • 13.11.14 An ‘Open morning’ was held for parents of children potentially joining the school in September 2015.
  • 14.11.14: Annual Children in Need events took place in school, organised and led by the School council and Mrs Baker. This raised £229
  • 15.11.14. In addition, an ‘Open Morning / McMillan Charity Coffee Morning’ was held.
  • 17.11.14: Anti-Bullying week took place in school, with children mixing with others from different classes in order to engage in associated activities. Assembly was led by ‘Playground Buddies’ on what makes happy playtimes.

Clubs on offer:

  • Art, Dodgeball, Football, Accordion, Choir

 

Autumn (2) 2014-15

 Events

  • 6.12.14: The School Christmas Fair was held in school. This was well attended and raised £1000, surpassing last year’s total.
  • 6.12.14: The School choir, led by Miss Margetson, joined members of the local community at ‘Carols in the Park’.
  • 9.12.14: Miss Kent led a workshop for parents on how they could support their child in their phonics learning.
  • 15 & 16.12.14: The whole school nativity services were very well attend at St. Thomas’s church
  • 19.12.14: The school Carol Service was held at St. Thomas’s
  • 19.12.14: The whole school attended the pantomime of Cinderella at Skipton Auction Mart. The cost of £10 per child was half met by a contribution from ‘Friends’

Clubs on offer:

  • Choir were very active in the Autumn Term, including a variety of visits to people in the local community and retirement homes. This group was very well attended, with roughly a third of the school being in the choir.
  • Bobbins after school club now offer a weekly programme of different events and workshops for all children in school. This includes Lego and construction, Art and design, Baking and a DVD evening.
  • The ever-popular Brick 4 Kidz., Lego building club has re-commenced.
  • For their half-termly sports club, Sports cool will be leading a Handball club.

 Spring (1) 2014-15

Events

  • 7.1.15: Mrs King attended a ‘Cross-phase’ meeting at South Craven School to discuss transition events for year 6 children moving to this school in 2015.
  • 16.1.15: Children from years 4-6 attended an inter-school swimming gala.
  • 26.1.14: year 4 children attend the ‘Language Challenge’ at South Craven School, alongside other local schools.
  • 27.1.14: year 4 children attended RE-Wind to Christmas, at St Thomas’s Church, alongside other local schools. This is Christian based workshop for children, led by Alison Way from CLIKS (Christian Links in Keighley Schools). In addition, Alison Way continues to lead Christian worship in school every 4 weeks, and Rev. Tim Calow continues to also, every two weeks.
  • 28.1.15: Children in year 3-6 joined other local schools for a drama workshop at South Craven school.
  • School commenced offering breakfast at our before school care service (known as Bobbin’s Breakfast). This service is now led by two members of staff (Mrs Baker and Mrs Smith), due to increased demand from parents.

Clubs on offer:

  • Handball, Brick 4 Kidz., (Lego)

 

Spring (2) 2014-15

Events

  • 12.2.15: Wellies and Onesies sponsored event in Sutton Park, this events raising £850 for Cancer Research.
  • 2.3.15: Fair Trade Fortnight was celebrated in school via activities in classes, and also in support of the school’s aim to gain level 1 Fair Trade status by the end of the summer term.
  • 5.3.15: World Book Day, supported by the Scholastic Bookfair, which saw children dressing up, sharing their favourite books and taking part in related activities.
  • 13.3.15: Red Nose Day was held in school with a variety of activities on offer.
  • 17 / 19.3.15: Parents Evenings held, this was very well attended again.

Clubs on offer:

  • Golf, Accordion, Bricks for Kids (Lego)

 

Summer (1) 2014-15

 

Events

  • 26.3.15: Year 5 and 6 children attended the Tag Rugby tournament at South Craven School.
  • 27.3.15: Parents attended the school’s annual Easter Service at St Thomas’, where children re-told the Easter story.
  • 3.4.15: Mr Phillips met with Rev. Helen Collings, the newly appointed Vicar of St Thomas’s to discuss how the church and school will work together in 2015-16.
  • 16.4.15: School Council led assembly in school on healthy eating and recycling food waste, in support of their work towards gaining the ‘Eco Schools Award.’
  • 30.4.15: Adventure Photography were in school to take annual class photographs.
  • 15.5.15: ‘Big Board Game Day’ was held in school. This aims to involve parents in coming into school and to develop children’s skills around e.g. turn taking, sharing, following rules etc.  
  • 18.5.15: Year 6 children and Mrs Campbell met with the head of Year 7 from South Craven School, to discuss transition events, first days in school etc.

Clubs on offer:

  • ‘Multisports, Accordion.
  •  In addition, Bobbins continue to offer different clubs throughout the week, these being: ‘Construction’ on Mondays, ‘Art’ on Tuesdays, ‘Baking’ on Wednesdays, ‘Craft’ on Thursdays and a DVD on Fridays. Outdoor play is also included within each session.

 

Summer (2) 2014-15

 

Events

  • 9.6.15: year 3 and 4 children attended an inter-school cricket tournament at Sutton Cricket Club.
  • 10-12.6.15: 21 children accompanied staff on the school’s annual residential visit; this year, to Langdale Youth Hostel. The children enjoyed themselves thoroughly and behaved well, and we all enjoyed beautiful weather and a range of outdoor and adventurous activities.
  • 21.6.15: Sutton Funday parade was well attended again, with over a third of the school joining in. We gained second place for our ‘Where’s Wally’ theme.
  • 25.6.15: We held our annual sponsored walk to Wainmans Tower and ’The Pinnacle’. This seeks o raise money for new planters for our playground.

Clubs on offer:

  • Football, Accordion

 

Autumn (1) 2015-16

 

Events

  • Children have elected new School Council members from their classes. These children will meet with parents on Thursday 1st October for our formative ‘Pupil – Parent Council’ meeting. This is led by me, Mrs Baker and Mrs Jenkins.
  • Playground Buddies have applied for and been selected for these posts in school. Playground Buddies provide pastoral support for children at playtimes and dinner times, assisting staff in leading games and helping ensure a safe and fun culture exists on the playground.
  • 30.9.15: yrs 3-6 inter-school cross-country at South Craven School
  • 30.9.15: Claire Brough from Child line / NSPCC visited to lead a workshop for years 5-6 on ‘stranger danger’ and staying safe online
  • 1.10.15: The pupil-parent council met to plan fund-raising events for the year ahead. This will include a parents ‘shopping night’ in school on 26.11.15: and the Christmas Fair on 5.12.15.
  • 6.10.15: Joe Roebuck, Olympic Athlete, visited school in order to lead a sponsored keep fit event with the children.
  • 6.10.15: SK led a phonics workshop for parents to share information how this key area of reading development is taught in school and how they can support their child’s learning.
  • 13.10.15: yrs 3-6 attended inter-school football at South Craven School, with year 3-4 footballers securing 2nd place out of ten teams.
  • 13.10.15: School Photographer visited to take individual pupil photos.
  • 15.10.15: Parents attended the Harvest Festival Service at St Thomas’s Church, with food donations going this year to the Salvation Army in Keighley.

Clubs on offer:

  • Choir
  • This year school is using a new after-school sports club provider, ‘Clubs Complete’. Mr Michael Hepppleston will be leading ‘Dodgeball’ this half term.

 

Autumn (2) 2015-16

 

Events

  • 2& 5.11.15: Parents evenings were held in school, these being attended by all but very few parents.
  • 10.11.15: Open Morning for prospective parents was held, this being well attended.
  • 10.11.15: yrs 5-6 girls attended the inter-school football tournament at South Craven School.
  • 11.11.15: Children from Oak and Willow Classes attended the annual remembrance service at the Cenotaph in Sutton Park. This follows the schools selling of poppies, which is always well supported by children.
  • 13.11.15: Children in Need in school saw children dressing as Superheroes, in fancy dress and brining spare coins in, in order to raise money for charity.
  • 14.11.15: McMillan Coffee morning / Parents Open Morning was held in school
  • 26.1.15: The school’s Pupil-Parent Council held a ‘Christmas Shopping Night’ in school. This was very well attended and raised £400. Alongside the funds raised from the Christmas Fair, this will contribute towards funding class i-pads.
  • 5.12.15: Miss Margetson led the school choir at the annual ‘Carols in the Park’. Event in Sutton Park.
  • 15.12.15: Afternoon and evening nativity performances were very well attended and well received by parents and other family members.
  • 16.12.15: Children enjoyed their Christmas parities today, including a special visit from Santa!
  • 17.12.15: Our annual Carol Service was well attended at St Thomas’.
  • 18.12.15: The whole school enjoyed a trip to Skipton Auction Mart Theatre to9 see the panto Jack and the Beanstalk.

Clubs on offer:

  • Choir
  • Bobbins clubs continues to offer a range of activities through the week, including baking, art and construction.
  • Football Club, run by ‘Clubs complete’, will be on offer this half-term.
  • Gymnastics Club will be run by Leah Stubbington, Sports Coach who is funded through the Sports Premium Funding.

 

Spring (1) 2015-16

 

Christian Value focus

  • Respect

Events

  • 28.1.16: We held a ‘Science day’ in school. The focus for this was on developing investigation skills. However, ‘Zoolab’ also visited, an outside provider who brings in exotic animals for children to see, touch and learn about.
  • 26.1.1.6: Oak class had a ‘World War 2 day’, brought to life by an outside provider, who brought a wide range of resources for children to learn about.
  • 21.1.16: Blossom Class went for a local walk to Sutton Clough, in order to support their story writing work.
  • 29.2.16: ‘Living Eggs’ arrived in Blossom Class. School have been provided with ten eggs, which will hatch at some point this half-term to provide school with baby chicks. This will support learning in a variety of subjects.
  • 3.3.16: World Book Day was held in school, which aims to promote reading and the importance of books. Chidden and staff came dressed as book characters.
  • 8.3.16: Mothers Day Lunch as held in school, with 35 mums attending and having a school lunch with their child. School is now able to provide ‘promotional days’ such as this now we have full control over our lunch provision.

Clubs on offer:

  • Kanga Sports continue to provide after-school sports clubs, this half term being basketball.

  

Spring (2)  2015-16

 

Christian Value focus

  • Humility

Events

  • ‘Class assemblies’ for parents have been held by each of the three classes, these always being well attended.
  • 16.3.16: Sport Relief celebrations were held in school through the afternoon. Children votes and took part in 3 different sports activities for the day with differing adults.
  • Thanks has been extended to the Black Bull Pub which organised a ‘beer raffle, raising £120 towards the purchase of new laptop computers.
  • 23.3.16: ‘Easter Fun Night’ was arranged by our Pupil-Parent Council and well attned with a disco, face painting, DVD etc. on offer. This rasied over £300 for hte pupil parent council.
  • 19.4.16: year 3-4 children attended a maths challenge workshop at South Craven School.
  • 20.4.16 / 21.4.16: Parents evening was been held.
  • 28.4.16: the School photographer visited to take class photos.
  • 28.4.16: Pupil Parent council meeting to discuss Summer term events and to gain feedback on a joint working project in Sutton Park with Glusburn and Sutton CP schools.

Clubs on offer

  • Football
  • Accordion
  • Baking

 

Summer (1) 2015-16

Events

  • 13.5.16: We celebrated in Sutton Park, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday. The Staff, parents and children enjoyed an afternoon of sack races, 3-legged races and wheelbarrow races. All children enjoyed jelly and ice cream, sung the national anthem and took home a commemorative coin.
  • 17.5.16: Year 3 children attend the local inter-school Hockey tournament, eating Glusburn and Hothfield schools placing them second overall. One of our players was awarded highest scorer and player of the tournament.
  • 18.5.16: Our School Council continues to work alongside Glusburn and Sutton CP schools on a joint project in Sutton Park. They will be fundraising, planning and building in order to provide an additional garden area in the park.
  • 25.5.16: A ‘Fair-trade Day’ was held in school, led by Mrs King. This seeks to raise children’s awareness of this issue and support the school in its accreditation as a ‘Fire Trade School’, which we currently hold.
  • 27.5.16: A ‘Christian Artwork’ Day’ was geld in school in order to provide some artwork around school whilst supporting the Christian character of our school

Clubs on offer

  • Multi-skills
  • Art
  • Accordion
  • Baking

 

Summer (2) 2015-16

Events

  • 4th and 5th June: Year 6 children attended a two-day transition events at South Craven School
  • 7.6.16: A special Queens 90th Birthday lunch was held in school
  • 8th-10th June: The children Oak Class attended the annual school residential trip, this year to ‘Great Tower in Windermere in the Lake District. The children had a wonderful time and enjoyed, canoeing, raft building, building fires and were well behaved throughout.
  • 16.6.16: Pupil-Parent Council meeting was held and was attended by Nick Waters from Schools ICT (Local Authority IT support) in order to demonstrate different options for spending on tablets / i-pads, which the council have been raising money for,.
  • 19.6.16: The school was well represented again this year at the annual Sutton Funday. Our theme this year was Kings, Queens, Princes’ and Princesses, by way of recognition of our Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations.
  • 23.6.16: Oak class were visited in order to have a day of STEM (Science, Technology and Maths). This involved making working robots from Lego and supported the children’s; learning in Computing and DT.
  • 24.6.16 A special Fathers Day lunch was held, with Dad’s Granddads’ and uncles and other male family members invited to enjoy curry and chips and a chocolate sponge and custard, this being very well attended.
  • 27.6.16: Years 5 visited South Craven School for the annual transition visit for this year group
  • 29.6.16: Sports Day was held in Sutton Park, this being as well attended by parents as ever.
  • 30.6.16: The school embarked on its annual sponsored walk to the Pinnacle and Wainman's Tower (the ‘salt and pepper pot’). This was well attended by parents and other family members and was enjoyed by all, with all children completing the 4 mile walk. This year, older children walked a further 1.5 miles to The Pinnacle, as well as Wainman's Tower.
  • 13.7.16: Blossom Class visited Cliffe Castle museum and Emily Street Mosque  in Keighley, in order to support their science and RE learning.
  • 13.7.16: Oak class were visited by a Theatre company and put on a ‘Play in a Day’. Parents came to watch the children perform .
  • 15.7.16: Year 6 children were taken to Blackpool Pleasure Beach as their ‘school leaver's treat.
  • 21.7.16: the annual year 6 vs. Staff rounder’s match was held in Sutton Park.
  • 22.7.16: Parents of year 6 children joined us for the 2016 leaver’s service, which also saw gifts to Mrs Green for her work with the Governing Body.

 Clubs on offer

  • Multi-skills
  • Art
  • Accordion
  • Baking

Autumn (1) 2016-17

 

 Events

  • 13.9.16: The children enjoyed ‘Roald Dahl Day’ in order to celebrate the 100th Birthday of this well known author. Children and staff dressed up and took part in Dahl- related activates and learning through the day in order to promote enjoyment of reading.
  • 4.10.16: The children in years 5 and 6 were visited by Stephen Brown, supported by ‘The Children’s Society’ to provide a talk / workshop on ‘drugs awareness’.
  • 4.10.16: MF (Michelle Freebury) took year 5 and 2 year 6 pupils to the NYCC ‘Pupil Voice Conference’ in Harrogate with other pupil councils from the country.
  • 7.10.16: Harvest Festival Service was held at St Thomas’ Church. This was very well attended by parents (and Governors).
  • 6.10.16: Children’s individual photographs were taken in school by our photographer ‘Adventure Photography’.
  • 7.10.16: Parents raised £59 through the ‘Starlight Bags’ Collection charity
  • 19.10.16: the Pupil –Parent Council raised £89 from running a cake and biscuit stall, with produce being baked and donated by children and parents. This was very well supported and all produce sold. The Pupil-Parent Council is very well supported at present, particularly by the parents of new children to school.
  • 31.10.11: Jeff Richardson, Fire Safety Officer for Skipton and Craven visited to talk to the children about fire safety at Bonfire night.
  • 4.11.16: the Pupil-Parent Council met in order to finalise plans for the year ahead – following a school-wide parental consultation on those events parents would be interested in attending through the year.

 Clubs on offer

  • 28.9.16: years 3-6 children attended an inter-school cross country competition at South Craven School.
  • 11.10.16: years 3-6 attended mixed gender football inter-school competition at South Craven School.
  • Dodgeball after-school club has run throughout this half-term. This is run by Kanga Sports, led by Andrew Bode 

Autumn (2) (2016-17) 

 Events

  • 9.11.16: girls attended the South  Craven inter-schools football tournament
  • 9.11.16 and 11.11.17: Annual open mornings were helped for prospective parents for September 2017, these being well attended. This also raised funds for McMillan Cancer research as cakes and buns were also sold on the morning.  
  • 11.11.16: The annual community remembrance service was held at the cenotaph in Sutton Park.
  • 18.11.16: Children in Need helped raise over £300 for charity, with children dressing in stripes and spots.
  • 24.11.16: A Christmas Shopping night was held in school, organised by the Parent Council. This raised over £600.
  • 25.11.16: Parent council meeting was held to discuss the Christmas Fair
  • 25.11.16: Non-uniform day was held in lieu of children bringing in items brought in for school fair
  • 26.11.16: The school choir attended St Thomas Christmas fair to sing for the local community.
  • 3.12.16: The Annual school Christmas Fair was held, and raised over £1000
  • 9.12.16: Year 5-6 drugs awareness talk took place, with all children attending, this being led by a volunteer from a national charity specialising in this field.
  • 10.12.16: Carols in the park was attended in Sutton Park, with the school’s choir in participation.
  • 13.12.16 and 14.12.16: The whole school nativity performance  took place at St Thomas’s Church
  • 14.12.16: The school Christmas carol service took place at St Thomas’s
  • 15.12.16: The whole School Christmas Lunch took place followed by class parties and a visit from Santa to give presents to the children.
  • 16.12.16: School enjoyed the annual trip to Skipton Auction Mart Panto to see Sleeping Beauty.

 

Spring (1) (2016-17) 

 Events

  • 13.1.17: ‘Christian Art Day’ was held in school, which produced some lovely artwork for the school
  • 19.1.17: Healthy lifestyles Day focused on healthy minds and bodies.
  • 20.1.17 Parent Council meeting was held to discuss fundraising ideas for the spring term.
  • 20.1.17: The inter-school swimming gala was held at Skipton swimming pool
  • 20.1.17: Starlight Bags collection of old clothes, books and items, to raise funds for charity
  • 26.1.17: ‘Zoo lab’ came to school, with all children enjoying seeing, touching and learning about exotic animals.
  • 26.1.17: Interested children attended a drama and dance workshop at South Craven School.
  • 31.1.17: An e-safety Worksop was held for parents after school led by Miss Kent
  • 6.2.217: The charity ‘Shelter Box’ led an assembly to help raise funds with the children.
  • 8.2.17: Parent ‘drop-in sessions’ were held, in response to parents requesting more opportunity to learn more about their child’s progress in school.
  • 10.2.17: SELFA, wear it red day saw children brining in £1 to raise funds for his local charity, which has supported some of our more vulnerable families.
  • 8th-14th Feb. The Scholastic Book Fair was held in school, raising over £100 worth of book for school in the process.
  • 15.2.17: A disco / fun night was held with game, DVD etc. being offered to children
  • 16.2.17: ‘Best of British’ enrichment day was held with children exploring British identify, including learning about multi-cultural aspects (including making chapattis, Arabic art and learning about kings and queens). 

  Clubs on offer

  • Gymnastics

 

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural learning: how we support pupil's development

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual

  • Our curriculum across the school promotes spiritual development at all stages of a child’s development. Assemblies are taken by teaching staff and local clergy as part of this programme. During the services pupils have opportunities for reflection through prayer. Pupils regularly attend St Thomas’s, our link church for a range of events and through a structured curriculum for RE pupils have developed an understanding of other faiths, practices and beliefs and how these shape lives.
  • Spiritual development is central to PSHCE and circle time allows pupils to know and understand themselves and their emotions. 
  • Residential and other visits not only give pupils the opportunity to learn in the outdoors but enable them to appreciate the awe and wonder within the natural world. Being together as a class gives them a sense of community as well as a sense of self and of being special and unique.
  • Achievements in and out of school are celebrated in assemblies, giving pupils a sense of aspiration and personal pride.
  • Quality texts are central to the teaching of Literacy throughout the school and pupils develop spiritually by listening to and responding to literature. Pupils have similar opportunities in the Arts and Music.

 

 

 

Moral

  • Through a structured programme of assemblies, PHSCE and circle time pupils develop their understanding of right and wrong. They talk about the choices they make and know that sometimes they make the wrong choices and the implications of this. As pupils progress through the school they begin to appreciate the bigger picture and look at not only their own but societies agreed values.
  • Pupils contribute to and understand the work of charities, thus giving meaning to our extensive fundraising. Pupils leave our school with a strong moral compass which gives them focus and direction for the rest of their lives. Children routinely develop their own fundraising initiatives in school.
  • Morality is encouraged through our ‘Golden Responsibilities’, the focus one of children being responsible and accountable for their own behaviors and its’ effect on themselves and others
  • Children have a good understanding of the consequences of their actions. This has been enhanced by the collaborative creation with stakeholders of our five key Christian values. These are used in school to promote a shared language and understanding of what positive behavior choices look like and why they are the correct choices. The teachings of Jesus form a central part of assemblies, through story and prayer.
  • Through the curriculum we focus on opportunities to discuss morality e.g. when discussing World War Two and taking part in the local Remembrance Service. Exploration of current affairs in assemblies also provides opportunities for this e.g. when exploring racism in the recent Football Championships.

 

 

 

 

Social

  • Pupil’s social development is fundamental to the success of our school. Independence is developed from the very early stages in children’s school life and a strong emphasis is placed on this continuing throughout school. Through our ‘Golden Responsibilities’, pupils understand the importance of telling the truth. A culture of mutual respect is the basis on which we all work. 
  • Social development and citizenship is addressed within PHSCE but also within other curriculum areas where group working is an integral part of our approach.
  • The house system develops a sense of collective responsibility as pupils work towards team points. All classes have school council representatives and a playground buddy system ensures the inclusion of vulnerable pupils on the playground and structured play opportunities for all.
  • Through their experiences throughout school pupils develop empathy, understanding of difference, tolerance and respect for not only themselves but also for others. If a child experiences social difficulties in school other children are very accommodating and supportive. E.g. class-based Epilepsy and Autism awareness being delivered to classes with children with these conditions. 
  • A variety of after-school clubs, inter-school sporting events, discos etc. allow children to interact socially in addition to the school day.

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural

  • Whilst the curriculum offers pupils opportunities to learn about different cultures and religions, the diverse range of learning opportunities allows them to deepen their understanding and develop their appreciation of difference.
  • Pupils have worked closely with the local secondary school in design and technology, MFL and sport. Pupils with gifts and talents are recognised and their achievements celebrated in assembly.
  • Annual residential trips in year 5 and year 6, out of school visits and invited speakers / visitors are planned to enrich learning.
  • We provide a range of positive cooperate experiences e.g. through assemblies, residential visits, community events, celebration of national festivals,  school productions; for children to feel part of a shared culture,
  • Links with our international link school have provided the foundation for associated classroom learning this year through reciprocal visits. Our class 3 teacher accommodated two delegates for a week, who worked with children in promoting understanding of common values. Shared learning between our school and the one in Fawe in Sierra Leone has also taken place. In this way we can we present authentic accounts of the attitudes, values and traditions of diverse cultures.
  • Issues around discrimination are very rare in school. Where they have occurred a robust approach has been adopted and action taken accordingly.

 

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