Our commitment to Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development
At school, we are consistently developing each child’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning. This is evident throughout the day and can be seen through our topics, visits and other activities; we encourage our parents to get involved at home with these areas by promoting tolerance, independence and extra-curricular interests, as well as developing them as an active British citizen and a positive Islamic role model for the community. In this section you can view how we enjoy doing this at school.
Yorkshire Bank 20/11/2019
The students had a fantastic experience with a visit from Yorkshire Bank for their Money Minds session. It was a session filled with information, interactivity, learning and fun activities.
The children learned about looking after money, where money comes from, various different type of money. They also had to guess which currency matches with which country, how to recognise money and a step by step process of what happens when you visit the bank and deposit money. Budgeting skills were put in use, when the children were told to plan a party within the budget given.
It was a very productive session in which many skills were learnt.
World Kindness Day 13/11/2019
For World Kindness day, the children looked at the reward received when thinking of others and in this activity the Reception children wrapped chocolates for the adults that help them in the school. They made their own labels and delivered them to the adults a few days later.
Reception class incorporated World Kindness day in Anti Bullying week.
They looked at the story of The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and talked about what the troll did in the story that made him a bully. They then made their own story boards to retell the story and made ‘friend hats’ adding pictures on to the hat that showed them how one can be a good friend.
World Mental Health Day October 2019
Well done to all the staff and students who took part in Mental Heath Day by wearing something yellow to show solidarity within people and helping them know that they’re not alone.
The children had an opportunity to explore different emotions and feelings and understand the importance of having healthy minds and healthy bodies.
Some of the activities the children enjoyed taking part in, was looking at different expressions and marching them to feelings, saying why they thought they might be feeling like that. They talked to a partner about who they would talk to if we were feeling angry or scared. They discussed different picture cards and sorted them into friendly and unfriendly. There were lots of different materials and they enjoyed creating different expressions. They also made different things in yellow to wear for the day.
Events from Previous Years
STEM April 2019
STEM Cross Curricular day provided a resourceful platform to stimulate and support children to become confident individuals and celebrate all sciences,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and their importance and reliance in our everyday lives.
Throughout the day children engaged in various exciting activities such as:
Paper Tower Challenge
9 Toothpick Triangle Challenge
Building with Lego
Creating Bridges And Structures
Measuring And The Process Of Baking
Packaging And Materials
Multi Faith Day February 2019
On Multi Faith Cross Curricular day, the key message of Respect and Tolerance was enhanced through looking at the six main religions. Children explored the culture, beliefs, festivals and places of worship of each religion.
The children undertook various interesting activities to enhance their learning opportunities.
They looked at places of worship for the different religions by studying the similarities and differences between Mosques, Churches, Synagogues, Temples, Gurdwara and Mandir and how we all pray.
Languages Around the World December 2018
This terms cross curricular was themed around promoting multilingualism and creating awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity. The whole school became alive with a celebration of our diverse and beautiful world of rich cultures, customs and languages spoken around the globe. The children had an opportunity to identify the different countries on the map, explore their culture and learn about the origin of the languages spoken. Overall, It was a day filled with multilingual fun!
World Kindness Day November 2018
To celebrate World Kindness Day all of our children wrote an example of a kind act on a sticker and posted it on our board. This reminds us that we should be kind to everyone every day.
NHS70 – OCTOBER 2018
We had a whole day celebrating 70 years of the NHS.
The children learnt about the NHS services available to them and how they can seek help using the services provided in our region. Children went back in time to see where it all began by looking at the history and timeline of the NHS. They explored different inventions that were made and learnt how advances in technology have shaped the NHS and moulded it into the brilliant establishment it is today.
Children were also taught basic first aid, from what do in an emergency to how to call for help. They learnt how to help someone choking, someone who is un-conscious, the recovery position etc. They explored emergency scenarios and were able to explain what must be done in a particular situation.
RAF 100 – JULY 2018
Hats of Faith – July 2018
Hats of Faith bus came to visit our school to help us learn more about all the religions in the world and also to talk about tolerance and respect.
Eid Gifts for our Neighbours – June 2018
Downs Syndrome Awareness – March 2018
Women who changed the World – February 2018
Our cross – curricular day focused on learning and celebrating 100 years of the vote for women. We used this event to learn about many inspirational women in history.
Grandparents Day – December 2017
To help consolidate the learning of the Year 1 children in their history lesson, we invited some grandparents to school to talk about how things were when they were young. It was very interesting for the children to hear about the types of games they played.
The week of 16th – 20th November is Anti-Bullying Week which is marked with special activities and events throughout the school. This puts an extra emphasis on our “zero tolerance for bullying” policy. One of the activities this week was for each child to design an anti-bullying poster. A winner would be be selected from each year group and their poster would then be displayed on our Anti-Bullying Board. Well done to all children for taking part and we will look forward to hearing about the winners!
Road Safety Week
During Road Safety Week, the Paradise children took part in various learning activities. These included both theory and practical activities inside and outside the classroom. We welcomed visitors to remind us how to cross safely and we enjoyed learning off each other while working in our mentor groups.
School Partnership to Clean up the Community
The children in Year 3 joined forces with the Year 3 children from Madni and went out on a mission to clean up the community. They worked very hard clearing up rubbish and gathering leaves from a local area in Savile Town. It was a great and very rewarding experience by the children and a wonderful opportunity to link with another local school. We will look forward to more projects together in the future.
All Saints in Cumbria
Paula Sherriff MP
On 23rd October we welcomed our local newly elected MP to school. This was an excellent extension to our Election Day earlier in the year which was a very important day for Paula. Paula met with all of the children and gave them an insight into what her job entails and how she looks after our community. She expressed her enjoyment at visiting our school and hopes to return again very soon.
Maths Cross – Curricular Day
West Yorkshire Police Visit
Officers from West Yorkshire Police, including Community Liaison Officers and Prevent Coordinators spent the day educating the children about the merits of being a police officer and the perils of being on the wrong side of the law. This was a great opportunity to discuss safety with our children both on and off line.
In July we welcomed Oreo and Cream to our school. They have provided the children with an opportunity to love, respect and care for other living creatures and have embraced the responsibility of looking after their daily needs with great enthusiasm.
Farm to Fork
Reception class visited Tesco as part of the Farm to Fork scheme to see where their food comes from.They got to dress up and try different breads and cheeses and view all types of fish.
On May 7th, National Election Day, the children of Paradise all took part in the experience just like all the politicians throughout the country! Each class were allocated one of the main political party’s, learnt all about them and developed their own manifesto, elected their own leaders and made election speeches for the whole school. The whole week the school building was transformed with bill boards and posters advertising the various parties. Teachers and children both enjoyed this whole experience and Year 4 reigned victorious!
Visit to Barnfield Residential Home
The children from Year 5 paid a visit to the residents in Barnfield one morning in March. They brought buns and snacks are prepared some musical performances for the the ladies and gentlemen there. Then they stayed and chatted a while about each others lives and different things they had in common. The children and staff loved the visit and made some friends there. After the visit one resident contacted the school to say how much they had enjoyed meeting the children and came and took an assembly for the whole school. We hope to visit again soon.