Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

War Veteran Lieutenant Colonel Hedley Croft

SMSC Visits & Visitors

Children from classes 4 and 5 were kept in rapt attention when they gathered to hear the vice president of Sidbury and Sidford Royal British Legion speak on Tuesday.  Lt Col Hedley Croft described the way the Legion was formed in the years after World War 1, explaining the organisation’s vital purposes.  He explained the way ex-service people are cared for by the Legion, and the importance of each generation actively remembering the sacrifices made for our nation in the past. Everyone listening was particularly moved by his description of the very first remembrance day in his memory.  He was about 4 years old at the time, and out shopping with his mum in Birmingham. He recalled h0ow everything stopped at 11 o’clock. Cars, buses, horses and carts all came to a halt, and people stood together on the pavement in silence.  Lt Col Croft answered children’s questions about the Great War, as well as sharing some of his experiences of growing up during the Second World War.

Christmas Decoration Making

SMSC Visits & Visitors

On Thursday we invited mum’s. dad, grandparents and friends into school to make Christmas decorations to decorate our school.  Everyone had a lovely time and some very good art work was produced.


Remembrance Day 2014

Community Ethos Team SMSC

The whole school joined the Reverend Susie Williams, members of the Royal British Legion and people from the village to remember the men and women who have died for our country.  A 2 minute silence was observed before  poems written and read by Owen Foster, Holly White and James Allen and the whole school joined together to sing  2 songs.


Y4 Sleepover

SMSC Visits & Visitors

The Year 4 sleepover was fantastic! All the children (and staff) had a great time orienteering, playing circle games, using bat detectors, calling for owls, using glow sticks around the grounds and eating supper around the camp fire. They also enjoyed hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows for s’mores! All the children behaved brilliantly and Mrs Andrews was really proud that children came and enjoyed the activities and had such a fun time. Thank you to Richard from the Wildside Experience fro the planning and delivery of a lovely evening.



Our Forest School

Creative Curriculum Events SMSC Visits & Visitors

We are really making the most of our lovely Forest School area at Sidbury.  This week the children lit the fire pit and cooked sausages on sticks!  They have also made some lovely conker people, whittled sticks and made wood cakes.  The grounds are looking pretty spectacular at the moment as the  leaves turning in the Autumn are very colourful.


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