Holmwood School and Nursery

Our Childhood Pledge

 

It is with great excitement that we would like to introduce our IFtL ‘Childhood Pledge’. We pledge to all our children that we will provide specific memorable experiences and opportunities throughout their time at school that allows them to grow into well rounded citizens who can succeed as individuals and contribute to their society.

Throughout their school journey your child will take part in activities linked to the following areas: The Arts, Life Skills, Being Active, Culture and Heritage, Environment, Citizenship, making visits and/or learning from visitors, the IFtL Community. 

 

Citizenship

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to engage with others, to develop my understanding of my community and allow me to be a responsible and active citizen.

Environment

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to know how to look after the world I live in.  I will understand the impact I can have on the world around me and I will strive to care for and protect our planet.
  • Take part in a variety of re-cycling projects
  • Raise money for local and National charities
  • Secure links with the elderly through Petworth House
  • Have the opportunity to take part in road safety week
  • Represent or share views on a School council
  • Collect, grow and donate food to local Food Banks
  • Take part in a variety of re-cycling projects
  • Take care of living things
  • Observe the growth/changes of chickens, caterpillars and plants
  • Take part in forest fun
  • Every child will have the opportunity to build a den

Culture/Heritage

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to have an understanding and appreciation of where I belong within my community, my past, the values and beliefs of others and how all of this impacts on my future.

Visits/Visitors

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to experience a range of adventures which will broaden my knowledge and understanding of the people and places around me.  I will welcome visitors into my learning environment and engage with the wider community through visits, making memories along the way.
  • Walks around our local area
  • Visits to local church
  • Secure links with the elderly through Petworth House
  • Raise money for local and National charities including Willen Hospice, Comic Relief, Sport Relief, NSPCC, Children In Need
  • Take part in The Shoe Box Appeal run by The Samaritans
  • Collect, grow and donate food to local Food Banks
  • Learn about a local/national important person and what they did
  • Experience a variety of visitors including scientists, authors, sports people and artists
  • Take part in trips to places of interest, for example a farm, theatre, a castle, London, museum, gallery or the seaside, that are linked to their learning
  • Visit the local park and town centre
  • Go on a coach with their friends

Active

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to live an active and flourishing lifestyle so I can make informed and healthy decisions that have a positive effect on my own life and of those around me.

Arts

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to explore my creativity and imagination whilst allowing me to develop my confidence through the enjoyment of the arts.

  • Exposure to a variety of games, dance and gym e.g. football
  • Opportunities to grow and tend to a variety of fruit and vegetables
  • Take part in 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
  • Ride on a bike or scooter
  • Take part in competitive sporting events and races
  • Perform on stage
  • Visit the theatre
  • Produce art work that is displayed in an exhibition
  • Recite poetry
  • Dress up and visit an imaginary world

Life Skills

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to learn about money, how to save and spend money sensibly.  It helps me to develop my life skills which help me to contribute to my family, learning how to look after myself.

IFTL Community

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to work alongside my peers within my own school as well as schools throughout the Trust.  We will celebrate each other’s achievements and share our learning journey together.
  • Learn how to be independent and look after all their belongings
  • Make food to share
  • Grow your own pound
  • Take part in Summer fayre, by running a stall
  • Take part in deciding which charities to raise money for and how best to do that                                                        
  • Take part in ‘Pen Pals’ in Year One
  • IFTL Student Council Forum
  • Take part in a sporting/creative event at another IFTL school

 

 

Holmwood School and Nursery, Kensington Drive, Great Holm, Milton Keynes, MK8 9AB

01908 260596

office@holmwoodschool.co.uk / absence@holmwoodschool.co.uk