SMSC and British Values
According to Ofsted, British values are:
the rule of law;
mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
At Shears Green Infant School the teaching of SMSC and 'British values' is embedded in our curriculum ( for example through PSHE, English, Science, History, etc.) as well as our school ethos. For examples of how we support the development of all areas of SMSC as well as promoting 'British values' click on the link below.
As a team we decided that each year group would focus on a charity each year. This will help the children to "understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely". The year twos have set the bar very high with their first fundraising event!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Year 2 enjoy hosting a coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer Trust every September. The children take the lead in every aspect of this event including writing 'to do' lists, gathering resources, baking cakes and making decorations as well as promoting the event through posters and invitations.
The children make fantastic hosts and the morning is always well attended and enjoyed by all!
Year 1 Afternoon Tea Experience
Year 1 have begun their S.M.S.C topic by inviting the year 1 children and their adults to an afternoon tea to raise funds for our chosen charity Barnardo's.
As part of our wider community links we have decided to support the Barnardo’s charity as their ethos and values are very important and coincide with values of a school.
''Barnardo’s are now helping hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers across the UK. They don’t abandon children because of who they are or what they’ve done. They listen to them, fight for their rights and do whatever it takes to protect and support them – because they believe that all children have the right to a happy and healthy life.''
We also had a ‘Name the Bear’ competition. The winner won an official Barnardo’s Bear.
If you would like more information about this fantastic charity please visit the official Barnardo's charity website: