At Henry Whipple SMSC underpins everything we do. We recognise that the personal development of the children, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant role in their ability to learn and to grow into well rounded members of society.
We provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop:
Spiritual Development – The children’s beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for other people’s beliefs and values. We promote this @ HWP through the following:
Moral Development – A pupil’s understanding, attitude and behaviour to what is right and what is wrong. This is developed @ HWP through the following:
Social Development – a pupil’s progressive acquisition of the competencies and qualities needed to play a full part in society. We promote this @ HWP through the following:
Cultural Development – A child’s understanding of the beliefs, values and customs in their own and others social, ethnic and national groups. We promote this @ HWP through:
We have been supporting Children's Mental Health Week. The themes this year was 'Let's Connect'. We have focussed on this theme through assemblies and class PSHE lessons. The well-being leaders encouraged us to focus on kindness throughout the week and they collated the 'acts of kindness' witnessed throughout the week, eventually picking a winner from each year group. We dedicated the Friday fully to our mental health and enjoyed a healthy breakfast, pe, yoga and forest schools.
We have celebrated Christmas as a whole school. We have enjoyed Christmas dinner together and shared experiences of listening to Christmas music and pulling Christmas crackers.
We have celebrated and supported Children in Need 2022 by holding a non-uniform, team building day. We have raised money for the charity by collecting donations. Each year group has participated in different activities focussed around team work.
We have focussed on anti-bullying through PSHE lessons and assemblies this week. The theme of Anti-Bullying Week was 'Reach Out'. We have discussed what this means and how we can reach out ourselves and how we can reach out to help others.
We have participated in Hello Yellow to support World Mental Health. By wearing it yellow we show all young people that they are not alone with their mental health. We used the day as a way to focus on our well-being. We have all enjoyed a healthy yellow breakfast, participated in physical activity and learnt about resilience in PSHE.
The Sports Leaders and Well-being Leaders planned a fitness assembly for the whole school to celebrate World Fitness Day. We have learnt about how keeping active can have a positive impact on our mental health.
We have been celebrating RSE day by creating woven stars. The theme this year was "celebrating differences - everyone can sparkle". The wool on the stars represents all of our unique qualities. Councillor Georgia Power came to speak to the ambassadors about how we were celebrating RSE day.
We have been celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We had a celebratory lunch as a whole school and then performed songs and dances from different decades of the queen reign. The Junior Leadership Team did speeches about the key features of each decade.
We have participated and supported Anti-Bullying week. We have thought carefully about the theme 'One Kind Word' and have worn odd socks to show our support.
Year 5 and 6 Ambassadors and Eco Team have participated in Primary Parliament. The focus was on COP 26 and what we can do in the city to be greener. We created a 'Green Machine' that reused and recycled. We presented our machine to other schools and Nottingham Counsellors.
We have celebrated World Mental Health Day by participating in Young Mind's Hello Yellow Day We have had a huge dance session on the playground and had a yellow lunch. Each class has focused on their well-being today though a series of lessons that focused on mental health.
We have dedicated a day to our well-being by participating in different aspects of learning that focus on the theme 'express yourself'.
We have participated in RSE Day 2021. The them was 'faces'. The whole school have spent the day focussing on healthy relationships. We have created self portraits to display in the hall to show all of the faces of HWP. Some of our work has been featured on the RSE day live stream.
Every class has been celebrating and discussing Diwali. Each class created rangoli in the atrium to decorate for the event. We also created diya lamps and used LED candles to light them up. Each class then had their own celebration amongst the lights and decorations. We participated in drama, listened to the story of Rama and Sita, practised some Bollywood dancing, created garlands and discussed who celebrates and when and why Diwali is celebrated.