How we promote children’s spiritual development
- Daily reflection is a brief time at the end of each day that allows children a focused opportunity to think about their day; what went well, the obstacles or challenges they faced, the choices they made and how they might combat or improve these tomorrow.
- Assemblies happen at least twice weekly and they provide an opportunity for children and staff to come together and reflect on the current school value. In phase assemblies, achievements are celebrated. Certificates and prizes are handed out on a weekly basis and children also have the opportunity to share work during this assembly.
- Positive Moves is a club that is aimed at children who require support to continue to make positive choices and these students are invited to the club by their class teachers. During their time at Positive Moves, children complete a reflection sheet. This gives them a further opportunity to explore the choices they have made, their impact on themselves, and who else was affected and how.
How we promote children’s moral development
- Our Behaviour Policy focuses on positive behaviour management strategies. Children’s behaviour at Leagrave Primary School is excellent, and we believe this positive approach, alongside our high expectations, is key to this success. Our children are taught to recognise the impact of their behaviour on themselves as well as others.
- House point tokens are collected by the children and awarded by staff to show recognition of achievement, effort, manners and alike.
- Gemstones are handed out each week in phase assemblies. Teachers present the certificates to individuals or groups of children, in recognition of outstanding achievement, effort, extra work or displaying the values of our school at all times.
- Golden Time is earned throughout the week by all pupils. 5 minutes of golden time can be earned each day that a pupil follows the golden rules. Children can choose their activities for their end of the week golden time.
- ‘Kindness Week’ took place from February 6th– 12th 2017, alongside Children’s Mental Health Week. Each class was given a ‘100 acts of kindness’ chart in which they had the week to fill in with as many acts of kindness as possible. The acts that were recorded included children thanking one another for sharing, using their manners or helping them with their work.
How we promote children’s social development
- Schools Linking Network provides children in Year 5 with the skills to meet and converse with other children in their local area. The project promotes community cohesion and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. As part of the Schools Linking Network Project, children were encouraged to think about their own identity and what it consists of. They created an ‘All About Me’ Jigsaw poster, where they drew what makes them unique and creates their identity.
- Play Leaders have a key responsibility in the school. When on duty, Play Leaders are expected to organise and initiate games, help the younger children to resolve playground squabbles and help children who may be feeling lonely join in with games and make friends. Our play leaders can be easily spotted on the playground with their vibrant caps and bibs.
- Remembrance Assembly- All of the Year 6 children and staff worked hard to create a poignant and respectful Remembrance Assembly which was watched by veterans, staff, children and governors. After the assembly, children had the opportunity to meet and talk to the veterans, who spent time sharing their fascinating stories with our children.
We also promote children’s social development through:
- Queen’s Birthday
- MP Talk
- Kingswood Residential Trip
- World Book Day
How we promote children’s cultural development
- Exploring different faiths and religions is very important to us at Leagrave Primary School. Children learn about festivals, their significance and who celebrates them. Children are provided with opportunities to share their own experiences and beliefs, as well as listen to and explore those of others. Pupils appreciate that, although we may have different views, we can all live in harmony together. We recognise the enormous positive impact our diversity can have, in school and across a wider society.
- We sponsor a child in The Democratic Republic of Congo, through a project set up and run buy our School Council. This provides us with the opportunity to teach our children about diversity around the world, and recognise the impact that we can have on global society.
- Trips and Visitors – We run regular school trips across all year groups. Our regular school trips include local walks, The London Aquarium, art galleries, Wardown Park and Stockwood Park.
- Eco Classroom– A new addition to our school is our state- of- the- art ecological classroom. The classroom is used regularly by all year groups, for outdoor learning lessons and for our Eco Club. We are very proud of the classroom and the learning opportunities it provides for all of our children.
- Sports- We have specialist physical education teachers at Leagrave Primary School and our children access a range of outstanding sport, dance and gymnastics lessons. Children take part in a diverse range of events and we are very proud of all of our sporting achievements at Leagrave Primary School.