At Stonebroom Primary & Nursery School life skills is an essential part of our curriculum. It is taught to equip all pupils with the necessary skills to be active and responsible citizens in an ever-changing world.
During the eight years with us, pupils will be involved in work around current affairs, living in a sustainable world (conservation, pollution, recycling), financial competence and fairtrade. Our work around sustainability has been recognised with our Bronze Eco-Schools Award. Life skills weeks take place termly: anti-bullying week in the autumn term, safety week in the spring term, healthy living week in the summer term. This allows pupils to focus termly on issues which affect their local, national and global communities.
The world of work and aiming higher are essential parts of our life skills curriculum. Assemblies, projects, visit and visitors are used to engage pupils and inspire them to develop an understanding of the skills, qualities and qualifications they will need for their future world of work. In recent years this has included: a range of visitors to talk about their work; links with business such as Toyota, Tesco, Rykneld Homes; visits to West Notts College; as well as an educational trail leaflet around the village.
Partnership links with the local community are also vital for pupils to develop an understanding of community, enterprise, financial capability and anti-social behaviour. Businesses as above, links with local services e.g. police, fire-brigade, wardens, local homes are all used to create and maintain partnership links. Partnership links further afield are also planned regularly for children to gain an understanding of national and global issues e.g. links with partner school in Nigeria. Year 6 attend the annual Futures Day run by community services and our annual Life Skills: Staying Safe Week involves working with community services such as the school nurse, community police officers, the fire brigade, Chesterfield College etc.Year 5 attend Diversity Day at David Nieper Academy.
The school’s vision is shared through a monthly newsletter with parents, carers and the local community. The school’s vision 'Working Together to Maintain the Highest Standards in Every Area of School Life.' is delivered in everything that we do. This incorporates the necessary values for life that pupils will need to allow them to be successful citizens in the 21st century and successful life-long learners.
See our newsletters for more details of everything that we do:http://www.stonebroom.derbyshire.sch.uk/parents/latest-news