As well as being embedded into our values, ethos and curriculum, SMSC and British Values also part of our weekly assembly themes. Here are some examples of the assembly themes we put up around school for our children to see.
Reception on a litter hunt in Spilsby using our newly acquired litter pickers. One of the chosen activities from @30DaysWild #randomactsofwildness #ecowarriors #savetheworld #proud #youngestambassadors
Reception received a big delivery yesterday! It was a box full of reusable cups for milk & a delivery of reusable & recyclable milk bottles & a letter from Cool Milk saying what a difference we are making to the environment!
Reception have been thinking of ideas to include in a letter to Cool Milk to reduce the use of plastic to protect the sea creatures. They have asked for our cartons to be stopped at school & exchanged for a big recyclable bottle. #ecowarriers #greenplanet #savetheplanet
Year 4 researched the 5K's in RE. They then designed a poster using the information they had found. #sikhism #SMSC
A massive well done to Olli- our Rotary Star for the spring term. Olli wanted to do something for the community so he used his own pocket money to buy food for the Spilsby community larder and even designed a poster to advertise it! A fantastic deed.
Amazingly creative bonnets for our Easter parade this afternoon! Well done to everyone who took part and the winners too, judged our very own David Bruce!
Year 3 have created a Vesak display in RE this week, which included lanterns and origami flowers surrounding an incense stick and candles. #smsc #culture #RE #teamspilsby
Amazing work by our years 5 and 6 children to launch our 'Cakes for a Cause' Wednesday cake sales raising money for our visit from Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn on 4th April. #enterprise #responsibility #proud #offwithherhead
Wonderful welcome at Gipsey Bridge Academy! Our KYRA school councils coming together to celebrate Chinese New Year. A great morning learning about Chinese culture and traditions with our British Council Language Assistant.
Reception celebrating Chinese New Year!
6C are making Chinese lanterns in preparation for Chinese New Year.
Year 3 loved meeting and talking to some of the pupils from @IndianTrailES #internationallinks #differentcultures
Not just a musical performance using djembe drums, our Y4s also learnt about its role in the historical, cultural and symbolic significance of Africa.
Y6 visited St James Church to learn about a Sunday Service and the layout of a church.
The cake sale today went brilliantly well! Hats off to Ben, Jack and Toby who have organised, baked and ran the sale to raise money for charity: £75 raised in total!
Following their amazing charitable exploits. The three boys were worthy recipients of this terms Rotary Star award! Thoroughly deserved, well done Ben, Toby and Jack! A big thank you to the Rotary club too for their generous donation to the total amount.
Anti bullying week
The children have been working on how to “influence for good” to spread the word about #antibullyingweek really #insightful conversations had around the effects and causes of bullying and how to stop it... the whole school also took part in the #oddsocks day for the anti bullying alliance to embrace “alldifferentallequal” “chooserespect” taglines.
So proud of our headboys and girls for representing the school so brilliantly this morning for the remembrance service at St James! Amazing ambassadors #100years #amabassadors #Armistace100
Linking in our British Value our individual liberty, our exhibitions for the commemorations to celebrate 100 years since the end of WW1, which will be displayed in the town hall.
Year 5 learning to recognse numbers in mandarin and using chopsticks to pick up number cards.
Chopstick challenge in Y6!
Y6 learning to count in Mandarin!
Year 3 were lucky today to learn all about Chinese culture and history from our Chinese language assistant, Meta. They also learnt how to say, 'Hello'
Y6s Mandarin Lesson!
Celebrating Diwali in style. Reception have been learning about Rama & Sita & how people celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights. We've acted out the story, made rows of divas, sparklers, rangoli patterns, firework pictures & even used it in our maths! #Diwali #EYFS
Bandi Chhor Divas escape room teamwork in 6D.
What an amazing opportunity for our KYRA KIds Council who had a fabulous trip to London Houses of Parliament to learn all about #democracy & #ruleoflaw they are all safe and on the way home with loads of memories to share I’m sure 😊 #schooltrip #opportunities
Year 3 used clay to make their own Ganesh models an part of their learning on Hinduism.
We were very lucky to have the NSPCC workshops in KS1 & KS2 talking about #speakoutstaysafe #bravery & #whowecantalkto. We also spoke about our “wear something green day” on Monday the 17th September.
This afternoon we thought about what we dream to be and put in the BFG's dream jar. #RoaldDahlDay2018 #highaspirations
Such an aspirational day for our JPCSOS! To recognise the work they’ve done around SCAMS not everyone can say they’ve been invited as guests into both the Hose of Commons & House of Lords whilst in sitting. A big thank you to DPCC Stuart Tweedale and MP Victoria Atkins
6C have looked at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and created their own.
Year 2 have thought about what qualities they have to make a good school councillor. Then we discussed how voting happens in real life and voted on our own slips..So grown up!
Democracy Rules! During Democracy Week, Y2 worked together to decide the difference between rules and laws and then made some of our own. #keepingussafe
The first ever 'Scams Lesson' to our Y6 children! Pupils were taught about different types of scams and we now have our very own 'Scambassador' on our Spilsby Team.
Amazing feedback from the 'Just Enough' team following our modern slavery workshop.
What do we really know about slavery? We know it was banned in 1807 yet there are 40-45 million slaves in the world today. The children have been learning about how they can #changetheworld with just one person. Y5 and 6 pupils took part in an engaging and fun workshop with 'Just Enough' raising awareness of modern slavery.
Pastor Paul Loh visiting our school to teach our pupils about Singapore and his job as a Pastor.
Over 200 children, seven schools and one fantastic film learning about Chinese Culture! A huge thank you to the Johnson and Mukheejee Brothers Trust and Giles Academy Media department - the Chinese Cultural film was excellent. A wonderful experience to remember
Following their Spanish lessons last term, 5C now have pen-pals in Gran Canaria!
Y2 have been learning about Sikh Marriage in RE- Anand Karaj. They discussed what love feels like and who loves them, an interesting discussion.
The children in year 6 have had a reply from the teacher in Tanzania and Jamie. They have answered the children's questions and prompted them to think of some more. They have also sang a song for Year 6 and shown a normal class size, classroom and lesson. Year 6 have recorded their own school assembly song and had a discussion about all the differences in lifestyles that they can see.
Former pupil of Spilsby Primary, Jamie Roberts, is currently working with the Raleigh organisation National Citizenship programme out in Tanzania. Through current links with the school Jamie has been sending videos of the children he is working with through to pupils in Year 6 and Year 3. They have in return been sending videos back of themselves playing some of the Tanzanian children's playground games. In addition, they have recorded messages asking questions to the children about their lifestyles and school day.
Tanzania and Spilsby
Year 3 - Looking at the pictures from Tanzania.
Beautiful images of the Hindu God Krishna by Year 4!
St James' Church A wonderful start to our new project was a visit to our local church and an introduction to its history by Fr Peter Coates. The church traces its origins right back to the medieval period that we are studying, and was founded in the early 14th century. An endowment was provided in 1348 from the will of the 2nd Lord Willoughby d'Eresby for the creation of a College, consisting of a Master and twelve priests to say masses for the founder. What a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience history from this period right on their doorstep.
Spilsby Primary doing their bit for Sport Relief 2018. Our combined miles aw us run the equivalent of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, raising a huge £130 in the process. Well done to all!
Year 6 have been designing anti-smoking posters to link in with their 'Blood Heart' project
Raising self-esteem through song
This term KS2's PSHE lessons are being taught through Music. This is Year 4 singing 'Good to be Me'.
As part of their learning on fundamental British Values, Year 5 have been discussing freedom and human rights. There was some very mature and grown-up responses.
Reception celebrating Chinese New Year, making dragons, little red packets filled with money and making noise to frighten the dragon Nian! #CNY2018 #YearOfTheDog
Y3 and 4 have moved onto the Christian religion and in particular are looking at Lent and the religious meaning behind this period in the religion. Today they considered why Christians participate in the season of Lent and the children had to consider what they would give up for Lent and why. The children also took part in lots of activities using the Ipads to research some more information about Lent. Have a look at the pictures below to see what they got up to...
This term Year 3 have been looking at Sikhism and how the religion focusses on equality between everyone. Over the term they have looked at Guru Nanak and the Golden Temple and studied different stories from the religion. This week the children created posters which summarised all the information they had learnt over the term.
Making Diva lamps in Y1 and Christingle in Y2
It's Diwali and all the divas are mixed up. We counted the number of divas in each row and then matched the numerals. Once we did this, we ordered the numbers and then challenged ourselves to the higher numbers.
Year 6 acting out the story of Guru Hargobind and the 52 Hindu Princes!
This year the children took part in Children in Need ‘Spotacular’ event. For a small donation, the children could come to school dressed in something spotty or in their pyjamas! We tired to fill a huge Pudsey picture with all of our coins! A great effort saw the whole school raise over £200 for disadvantaged children.
A brilliant idea storming session for a new display on bullying with the JPCSOs & a few more. Children displaying great teamwork!
To coincide with anti-bullying week, some of our year 1 and 2 children even created odd socks during Art and Craft club!
Odd socks day #antibullyingweek2017
We not only did Odd socks at school today to celebrate #oddsocksday we did #oddtights totally amazing way to start off Anti bullying week in school #alldifferentallequal we’ve ❤️💕 everyone’s brilliant 🧦 today. The whole school community In colourful socks made the assembly almost blinding & a fabulous song picked by the boys how 5 verses of the same song can all sound totally different but still the same 😊❤️ even the teachers were odd footed 💕❤️🧦 #welldone
Linking in with anti-bullying week, children are using coloured paints to show how Holi supports equality!
Year 5 creating colour wheels to show how colours are used for Holi.
Back to the music-making! Another great workshop this morning with pupils as part of World Voice through British Music Council. Children had visitors from Jordan and Ethiopia and sang songs in Arabic and Almeric. Learn songs from other cultures and faiths was a fantastic experience!
Listen to our fabulous songs in Arabic and Amalric!
Year 3 showing brilliant curiosity about Sahar and Zeny's culture and music! #WorldVoice
Discussing the importance of friends and thinking of something positive about a peer in this afternoon's PSHE lesson.. #friendshipweb
Some fabulous work & displays in Yr 3. Learning about Hindu Gods #britishvalues #spiritualmoralsocialcultural
Ben's fantastic clay model of Ganesh as part of his learning about Hinduism.
Macmillan Coffee Morning Sept 2017. Thank you for all the support for our coffee morning. What a fabulous turn out!
21/09/2017 - R.E Year 3 have been exploring the Hindu religion during R.E lessons this term and this week they were specifically looking at Puja - the act of Hindu Worship. They looked at the different items which Hindus use during this act of worship and created posters which displayed this information.
Which party would you vote for? Y5 unpick each manifesto and decide on 3 key points as to why they should get your vote!
General Election 2017- Y2 children held a mock election to understand the democratic process whilst Y5 debated the pros and cons of each party's manifesto!
After a donation from the Johnson and Mukherjee Brothers Trust Year 5 and 6 have created beautiful Rangoli art, tasted different and new foods from India and learnt dances with Sunita and Kei. This experience was finished with an amazing show where along with 8 other schools and 270 children in total our pupils have taken to the stage at Skegness Embassy theatre and danced individually choreographed traditional Indian dances as shown below.
Year 6 Introduction -Indian Culture day
Year 5- Indian Culture Day -Skegness Embassy Theatre
To show our support for Macmillan Cancer Research, on Friday 19th May, Spilsby Primary took part in the Macmillan Mile!
We even received a lovely letter from a Macmillan cancer support volunteer!
In support of Ben Smith, who completed '401 Challenge'- running an amazing 401 marathons in 401 days! Spilsby Primary completed their own mile. Ben ran to help raise awareness of for two anti-bullying charities: Stone wall and Kidscape and we are very much supporting him in this endeavor. We even had a little help from the Skegness & District Running Club!
Celebrating British Science Week at Spilsby Primary. Reception children predicting and investigating changes such has how plants drink water! Looks like great fun. Y5, as part of their Alchemy Island project, were looking at irreversible changes.
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight and our project learning, children tasted different fruits from around the world and discussed the importance of trade.
Reception getting ready for Chinese New Year! Learning all about life in other cultures...
In preparation for our Indian Cultural Day, the children were visited by Sunita, who taught them a dance which will be performed at the showcase. The children also designed some Rangoli artwork!
As part of our singing practice and to celebrate World Religion Day, the children learnt a Jewish song: Shalom.
As part of their Frozen Kingdom project, years 5 and 6 have been learning about global events. To link their project with real life experiences, the children have been celebrating Antarctica Day on December 1st. Key learning included why Antarctica is classed as a desert and the importance of the Antarctica Treaty. The children designed new flags which could be taken to the pole.