SMSC - Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural Activities
At Greenfields Junior School, spiritual, moral, social and cultural education underpin all aspects of school life. This is not a “subject” in itself but opportunities to promote it are actively planned for across all subject areas of the curriculum. It has particularly strong links to our work in Personal, Social and Health Education and Religious Education.
To explain it a bit more:
Spiritual development is the growth of insights, beliefs, attitudes and values which guide and motivate us.
Moral development is the building of a framework of moral values which control our personal behaviour.
Social development is concerned with the each child’s ability to develop the skills, understanding and personal qualities necessary for living, contributing and functioning effectively in our society
Cultural development is the about helping children to understand their own cultural heritage alongside the cultural traditions of the school, the local community, those of the wider British community and the wider world.
Below are examples of things we have done to emphasis these values - please take a look:
Greenfields Junior School wins gold!
Greenfields Junior School in Hartley Wintney has been presented with a gold award by the Woodland Trust for how brilliantly engaged their Trailblazer Club have been in green activities, including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and recycling.
The Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen almost 10,000 schools sign up since it was launched in 2008, offers the opportunity to bring the great outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom. Mrs Clark and Mr Lynch have been pleased with how hard the children have worked and how engaged they have been in their pursuit of this outdoor award. They have increased numbers from 20 to 25 children and there is still a waiting list for next term!
Greenfields Junior School has visited local woods, reduced their carbon emissions by creating posters and joined in various other Woodland Trust activities including hosting a “tree party”, creating tree champions and investigating the different plants and flowers within our school environment.
Karen Letten, Woodland Trust schools and communities engagement manager, added: “The scheme promotes a range of opportunities, each designed to stimulate a child’s imagination and sustain their interest in woods and trees. The achievements of the school are recognised through an awards scheme in which they receive points for taking part in activities. As they reach milestones within the project they will receive bronze, silver and finally an attractive wooden plaque which acknowledges they’ve achieved the environmental accolade of a gold award.”
The Woodland Trust’s vision is a UK rich in woods and trees, enjoyed by everyone. The charity is dedicated to creating new woodland with help from communities and schools, and protecting and restoring ancient woodland for future generations to cherish.
The Green Tree Schools Award is free for schools to take part in, and during 2018 the Woodland Trust is also offering free packs of trees to schools. Find out how your school can get involved at woodlandtrust.org.uk/schools
Let the crowd go wild for Greenfields!
On Wednesday 14th March GLEE club performed at Wembley Arena. We sang a huge variety of songs along with performances from famous singers including HRVY!
We had an hour and a half journey to Wembley where we were singing, playing games and lots more. When we eventually got to Wembley, everyone was so excited; lots of us were screaming!
Everybody was given a ticket, so we were allowed to get in. Once we sat down, Mrs Clark, Mrs Kinnell and Miss Pitts said that they had chosen two seat numbers and whoever was sitting in those seats got to do the banner parade – this meant they got to go on stage and hold up our school’s banner. They picked Olivia and Tallulah!
Before the trip we were told that we could bring some money in order to buy some merch. We could also buy a glow stick, which we used during the performance. We were split into groups and taken out so we could buy our merch. The teachers decided that they should buy a cap each! Some of us bought hoodies, song books and programmes with our names in.
Once we were sat back down rehearsals began. We rehearsed for a few hours. We practised lots of different songs, dance moves and some the people who we were doing the banner practised that. We ate while the famous singers practised.
Then the show began!
It was so exciting to perform somewhere so big, and with hundreds of children singing with us. We looked amazing in our matching t-shirts and we all sang as loudly as we could and showed off our moves. We loved performing at Wembley Arena – thank you to Mrs Stacey and Mr Lynch for coming with us. By Tallulah, Poppy and Jessica.
On Thursday 7th December, 25 members of Greenfields Glee Club performed Carols at the Hartley Wintney Christmas Market. We sang a mixture of modern and traditional carols, supported by audience participation, and we enjoyed every minute of it (although it was quite cold!). We look forward to performing again in the new year in preparation for our visit to Wembley Arena in March 2018.
The JRSOs led an assembly about road safety and “Time to Shine”. This year Time to Shine took place on the 10th November, it was fabulous and everyone was dressed bright and colourfully. Each class picked one person who was dressed the brightest and they won a prize from a goody bag. We took part in road safety activities for our Funky Friday on the same day.
The JRSOs (Junior Road Safety Officers ) had decided to run two competitions. The first competition that took place was a word search and a word scramble; the 2nd was a poster competition to emphasise how important road safety is. The winners all won a goody bag.
The winners were Alfie P.& Felix H. - who did one together, and Evie M. A big thank you to all that took part in both competitions.
We would also like to send a big thank you to the parents that took part in the Park Promise which was sent out.
Darcy (Year 6)
Interfaith Calendar 2017
Once again this year Greeenfields children have done well in the Interfaith Calendar Competition. Charlotte M & Gabriel F were runners up and Mel MW received a special mention in the calendar. Well Done to all our children.
Year 5 Harvest Assembly:
On Tuesday 17th October we went to the church for a year 5 performance about harvesting in space. At the end we collected money for Water Aid. So far we have raised £143.05 - Thank you.
We chose to raise money for Water Aid because it made us feel sad that not all people in the world have clean water to drink.
By Callum and Jayden
Greenfields has been supporting the fundraising appeal to allow Freddie Hunt from Yateley to have an operation in the USA for a brain tumour. Here is an update from his family.
In July 2017 Greenfields held a dress in yellow day raising money for cystic fibrosis. We raised £311.20 and received a letter of thanks from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Year 6 created Artwork for International World Peace day. They discussed why we celebrate it an understanding the devastating effect of living in a place where there is war and violence.
On Saturday 11th June Greenfields children took part in the procession at the Hartley Wintney Village Festival. The theme this year was Disney so we chose to dress up as characters from The Lion King as our class animals feature in the movie. It was a brilliant day and lots of parents came to help and support the children as they walked around.
The afternoon’s highlight was our Glee Choir singing onstage in the main arena!
On Thursday 1st December our GLEE club performed at the Hartley Wintney Christmas Market. Here is what the parish council had to say after the event.
Interfaith Calendar Competition
Congratulations go to Sophie C, Catherine E, Eliza M, and Daniel M who, after submitting entries for the 2017 Interfaith Calendar Competition, were invited to attend a presentation evening at Hampshire County Council in Winchester to celebrate their winning artwork. The children were awarded with a £20 voucher and their entries will be included in the 2017 Interfaith Calendar which will be distributed to every school in Hampshire. As part of the award, Greenfields has also been given a £100 voucher to buy books and resources for the school. Very well done to all four children; we look forward to receiving our copy of the calendar and we would like to thank you on behalf of all the staff and children at Greenfields for the voucher we have received from your hard work and creativity.