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03/02/23

A Victorian playtime with activities including skipping, hopscotch, chalk, marbles and clap songs https://t.co/QPqw3Rr80L

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03/02/23

Today Year 5 experienced what life was like for Victorian children at school! They learned the 3 R’s, took part in a Victorian drill lesson, the girls learned sewing and the boys technical drawing. We had an amazing day! https://t.co/6rNdNGG7Vq

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30/01/23

Retweeted From Jane Considine

“They realised help is better than harm.” Just stunning! ✨📝☺️📝✨📝✨📝☺️📝 https://t.co/6CftxXomMb

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30/01/23

Hedraclash, a poem by Sam in year 5, inspired by The Malfeasance. we hope you like it! https://t.co/BQbNh9VBB9

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26/01/23

Well done to Y6 on a fantastic and informative Proud showcase this morning! https://t.co/dqS1Vm7TxR

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25/01/23

Well done to this week’s hot chocolate with the head children! We are so proud of you! https://t.co/GfpCq154Cb

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23/01/23

Looking forward to singing along with our parents later. https://t.co/zqqnUr7HJR

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23/01/23

Enjoying our rehearsal and looking forward to the performance later with https://t.co/vy2giACObA

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23/01/23

Arrived safely ready to sing our hearts out! https://t.co/rPthUy0YWE

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20/01/23

Year 3 enjoyed an excellent and informative science workshop about the different types of rock from a geologist! https://t.co/00CYdFBwGE

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20/01/23

An excellent portrait of Queen Victoria! https://t.co/58ErY7heMD

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20/01/23

Year 5 had an arty afternoon learning about William Morris and the block printing technique. We went outside and used nature to help inspire our own patterns https://t.co/t0ND53CB7Z

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16/12/22

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Thank you to the lovely Year 5 students (and staff) from St Francis' Catholic Primary School & for coming to watch our 'Merry Mince Pies' performance this morning. We had so much fun having you here and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! https://t.co/Wxs6iMBAbt

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16/12/22

A great night of Christmas music making and singing was enjoyed by all at our Christmas Carol Evening last night. https://t.co/tFPzMzFn6Q

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14/12/22

Choir, Orchestra and mini-singers enjoyed entertaining their Grandparents at the Grandparents' Tea Party held this afternoon. All of the children performed brilliantly. https://t.co/KSWvd18t1R

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09/12/22

Amazing to have so many parents, carers and families of our children in school for our sharing afternoon today. https://t.co/MpMf3Wtjfq

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09/12/22

Year six have had a wonderful immersive day doing all things World War 2. They have enjoyed taste testing biscuits and writing postcards home as evacuees. https://t.co/51zW8WMQqe

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08/12/22

An amazing Christmas dinner was enjoyed by all yesterday. Thank you to Ange and the rest of the catering team. https://t.co/ggOTdjs4Mp

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02/12/22

Well done to all of our amazing pupils who have gone 'Over and Above' this week and enjoyed Hot Chocolate with the Head.#aimhigh https://t.co/FirQvRVBiN

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

• The Whyteleafe Wheel of learning is embedded in every classroom.

• Whyteleafe Wider Work books in each classroom which reflect the wider curriculum.

• Sapphire gems displayed in every classroom and reflected in the blue ties that are   rewarded during KS1 and KS2 celebration assemblies.

• Weekly assemblies to reflect the Whyteleafe Wheel of learning and promoting British Values.

• Using real life contexts for learning: real vegetables at harvest time, making bread and eating it.

• Themes such as road-safety, anti-bullying, racism, kindness, relationships addressed throughout the year and are incidental when the need arises.

• Learning about the differences between us, our families, abilities, beliefs and celebrations.

 • Valuing everybody equally, celebrating events from a range of different cultures. Visits from family members to share how they celebrate at home.

• Church visits for Christmas and Easter and having an annual Harvest celebration and Christmas celebration at school.

• Celebrating multi-faith festivals and special days through music, art, visits from parents.

• The vicar from St Luke’s Church is a regular visitor to talk to both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in assemblies.

• Pupil leadership/Sports leaders/Digital Leaders being excellent role models in our school

• From Year 2, children can be elected to join the School Council, where they can represent the opinions of their peers to staff, and report back on important developments.

• Charity events and fundraising organised by the school council.

• Talking and learning about the people who are special to them at home and outside their home.

• Classroom environments allow for children to use their imagination and creativity through outdoor/indoor provision including forest school and outdoor area with chickens.

•  Wishing Well room which is timetabled by Thrive practitioner allows for children to have indoor provision to use their imagination and express their emotions in a supportive way.

• Whyteleafe’s class expectations, rewards and sanctions in each classroom. Understanding the difference between right and wrong.

 • Children have a worry monster in every classroom where children are encouraged to put their worries inside and the teacher responds to these (relates to Thrive actions plans)

 • The French exchange will allow for visitors from different cultures to come and talk to the children about their language and join in socially with our children and experience our culture.

• Year 5 & 6 residential trips that encourages taking risks, encouraging motivation and being independent.

•  Links with the local community, rotary ambassadors and also linking with local charities and events.