SMSC 2014-2015

'Wear It Wild' for World Environment Day

On Friday 5th June the children and staff supported the WWF by partaking in ‘Wear It Wild’ as part of World Environment Day.

This was a celebration of all things wild and an incredibly fun way to raise money to help us create a future in which people and nature thrive.

Children dressed tough like a tiger, flashy like a flamingo and strutted their stuff like a snow leopard to protect incredible wildlife like the Bengal tiger and help reduce humanity’s impact on the planet.

Donations were made to the WWF in order to support the wonderful work that they do to protect our environment and its wildlife.

Chinese New Year 2015

On Thursday 12th February the whole school celebrated Chinese New Year Day. Everyone in the school embraced a variety of creative and fun activities. We explored the year of the goat and made Chinese lanterns, painted blossom trees, took part in traditional Chinese food tasting and explored Chinese writing and artwork. We also performed our own Chinese dragon dance around the school.

Multi Faith Day 

On Wednesday 20th May our SMSC focus was a Multi Faith day.  This provided all classes with the opportunity to explore a variety of faiths and beliefs. Each class was given a particular faith to explore which also linked to our RE scheme and further embedded the children’s understanding of these faiths. 

EYFS and Year 1 focused on Christianity and special places and studied some traditional bible stories such as the Creation Story and Noah and the Flood.  This was linked to a variety of literacy, maths and creative activities.  We were fortunate to receive a visit from Reverend Anne who kindly shared some stories and information about the church.

Year 2 looked at Islam and in particular the 5 pillars of Islam and what this means.  They produced some wonderful art work for our multi faith display.

Year 3 and Year 4 focused on Judaism and looked at the faith, traditions and a wide range of artifacts.

Year 5 and Year 6 looked at Islam and year 5 were fortunate to partake in a visit to the local mosque.  The children had a wonderful day and really enjoyed learning all about the traditions and beliefs of this faith.

Respect Day 2015

On Wednesday 18th March 2015 the children and staff at Norton Le Moors Primary Academy explored the meaning of Respect in many different contexts. All classes took part in a class discussion and this then fed into a variety of drama, art and other fantastic creative activities: A whole school display was collated using a variety of work completed by each class. 

Nursery and Reception

The Nursery children looked at showing respect for others by using their 'Magic Manners'. We thought about times when using our manners was important and acted them out. 

Year 1

Year 1 discussed how we respect our friends by being kind and helpful and how we respect our school by following the golden rules.

They created images of friends holding hands by cutting very carefully around folded paper. They had to follow some important instructions, so that they did not break our friends. They all did this fantastically!

The children also wrote about how we could respect each other. 

Year 2

Year 2 looked at the key principles of respect. They discovered that to be respectful we need to listen, be kind, be considerate, treat others the way we would want to be treated and help others. The activity we did was listing the key values of respect on a hand.

Year 3

Year 3 During the respect day year 3 looked at how to be respectful at school, to other people and also how to respect the environment. They came up with some good rules to keep to. 

Year 4

Year 4 discussed what respect is and particularly what friendship means to them. The children were asked to discuss their friends and what makes them special. Lots of children had such amazing things to say about their friends and their special qualities. The children then wrote acrostic poems describing what friendship means to them.

Year 5

Year 5 considered how we can show our respect to different things; they used lots of talk partner discussion and fed back their ideas to make a whole class list. Individually, the children chose what they thought were the most important ways to show respect and recorded these on a worksheet. They looked at how we can show respect to others, how we can show respect to our school, how we can show respect to the environment and how we show respect to ourselves. Year 5 finished by considering how we earn respect and discussed that we can simply: “Give Respect” in order to “Get Respect.

Year 6

Year 6 discussed the meaning of respect and how they display this. The children focused in particularly on respect for elderly people and how they can demonstrate this. They used drama techniques to act out different scenarios and wrote play scripts for this.

Inspirational People

On Wednesday 4th February the children at Norton chose an Inspirational Person to explore and learn all about. Those people chosen were individuals who have overcome challenges and barriers to their success and this offered children the opportunity to learn how we can all strive to be the very best that we can.

Each class chose to write about or create artwork in relation to their chosen person to display on our 'Inspirational People' display.

The inspirational people who were chosen by each class were:
  • Nursery - Our Families
  • Reception - Our Families
  • Year 1 - Florence Nightingale
  • Year 2 - Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columber
  • Year 3 - Sir Winston Churchill
  • Year 4 - Anne Frank
  • Year 5 - Ben McBean
  • Year 6 - Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson

Harvest Celebration 2014

On Monday 13th October Norton-le-Moors Primary Academy held a Harvest Festival at St Bartholomew’s church.

Food was collected from the school and taken to the harvest festival. This food was donated to the local food bank to support others in need.

Each class showed off their fantastic Harvest work at the church.

Year one sang a Harvest song. Year two performed a Harvest poem. Year three showed their creative Autumn trees and performed a Autumn poem. Year four and Year 5 performed a Harvest poem. Finally Year 6 sang a Harvest hymn.

Everyone had a fun afternoon and enjoyed celebrating Harvest.