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:
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.