Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cutural

Welcome to our SMSC page! SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; an integral part of our Arches' curriculum. SMSC promotes values associated with SMSC development and how this contributes to a child's mental and physical development. SMSC learning prepares children for opportunities and responsibilities they may experience in later life and how to better handle these. SMSC events are covered during weekly assemblies and through a course of organised days and events within schools - some excellent wokrshops have been had! 

Spiritual

Spiritual development includes the exploration of beliefs and experiences, faiths, feelings and values and develops and enjoyment of learning about the surrounding world using our creativity and imagination. 

Moral

Moral development includes the exploration of what is right and wrong in society, the laws that exist and the consequences of breaking these, moral and ethical issues and the views that children may have on such matters.

Social

Social development includes the exploration of social skills and participation within the community, volunteering and cooperating, resolving conflict and engaging with British Values. 

Cultural

Cultural development includes the exploration of cultural influences and the role of Britain's parliamentary system, cultural opportunities and respecting, accepting and celebrating diversity within the community. 

 

Spring term 2020

This list is not exhaustive and is a working document.

 

Date

Event

SMSC

Objective

6th-10th January

Learning Powers Week

Social

How can we use learning powers to maximize our brain power?

13th January

Rev. Tina Upton Assembly

Spiritual

Talking to God.

 13th-17th January

 

 

National Obesity Awareness week

 

 

Social, Moral.

To encourage the children to engage in the UK’s drive to improve the Nation’s health by discussing the importance of physical activity and healthy eating to maintain a healthy weight.

20th January

Yoga sessions

Spiritual

Finding your inner zen. A place for peace.

24th January

Democracy Project Meeting

Social, Moral.

Interschool project looking at debating skills.

27th January

Australia Day

Social, Moral, Cultural

Marking the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the first fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales.

31st January

National Bug Busting Day

Social

Encourage openness about head lice, effective treatments and prevention.

11th February

Safer Internet day

Make a friend day

Social, Moral, cultural.

Create, connect and share respect. A better internet starts with YOU! Explore this with the children and parents.  Think about how you can SAFELY make friends…

14th February

Church Service

Spiritual

To give praise to god.

25th February

ADHD coaching

Moral, social

To give support and information for staff and pupils about how to capitalize on the skills of those with super ADHD brains.

25th February

 

Shrove Tuesday

Spiritual, Cultural.

To understand the significance of Shrove Tuesday and the events leading up to Easter.

28th February

National Science Day

Social

To celebrate the importance of science used in the daily life of all people and to give thanks and praise for the achievements in the field of science for human welfare.

2nd March

Rev. Tina Upton Assembly

Spiritual

The beginning of Lent.

5th  March

World Book Day

Cultural

A celebration of books and reading.

6th March

Democracy Project Meeting

Social, Moral.

Interschool project looking at debating skills.

16th March

LGBT assembly and Stonewall workshops

 

Social, Moral and Cultural.

Appreciating differences, respecting others

26th March

Musical Showcase

Social, Moral and Cultural.

Enjoying music from around the world.

3rd April

Key Strings

Cultural

To appreciate music from around the world.

3rd April

Easter Collective Worship

Spiritual

To understand the significance and events of Holy Week.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Calendar of Events

Autumn term 2019

This list is not exhaustive and is a working document.

Date

Event

SMSC

Objective

 4.9.19

Keeping Safe Assembly

Social

Keeping safe in school.

11.9.19

‘Back to the App’

Social and Moral

Internet safety and etiquette.

16.9.19

Rev. Tina Upton Assembly

Moral and Spiritual

Talking to God.

18.9.19 tbc

NSPCC assembly

Social and Moral

Safeguarding.

18.9.19 tbc

NSPCC Y5/6 workshops

Social and Moral

Keeping safe/safeguarding.

18.9.19

Junior Safety Launch Event

Social

Keeping safe

23.9.19

International Day of Peace

Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual

Commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace.

23/24.9.19

Y5/6 environmental project

Social and Moral

Taking care of and using the local environment.

26.9.19

Canal Barge trip (selected children)

Cultural

Appreciate how other people live/d.

29.9.19

McMillian Coffee Morning

Social and Moral

Raising money for charity and raising awareness of cancer.

10.10.19

World Mental Health Day

Social, Moral and Cultural

Raising awareness of the mental health needs of young people in a changing world.

11.10.19

Forest School Experience Y1

Social and Cultural

Getting back to grass roots!

1.10.19

Black History Month introductory assembly

Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual

To promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society and foster an understanding of Black history in general

11.10.19

Palatinate Black History Month celebration assembly

25.10.19

Harvest Festival

Produce donations for the local Food Bank.

Spiritual and Moral

To give thanks for the crops that have grown and to support the work of the local community to help the less fortunate.

7.11.19

Author Visit

Social

Discovering life as an author and developing writing skills.

11.11.19

Rev. Tina Upton Assembly

Moral and Spiritual

Talking to God.

11.11.17

Armistice Day

Minute silence

Poppy sale

Moral

To commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

18.11.19

The Greatest Show workshops

Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual

To promote and celebrate the history of the circus and learn new skills whilst working collaboratively.

11- 15.11.19

National Anti Bullying week assembly and activities

Social and Moral

To work collectively to prevent bullying of all types and create the best world possible.

 

15.11.19

Children in Need (tbc)

Social and Moral

To think of those less fortunate than ourselves.

22.11.19

Whole school Zoo Visit

Social and Moral

To examine the use of zoos in preservation of species and look at contracting habitats.  Consider the ethics surrounding zoos.

25.11.19

LGBT assembly and Stonewall workshops

Social, Moral and Cultural

Appreciating differences, respecting others.

2.12.19

British Values week

Moral, Social and Cultural

Promote the core values of British Society and celebrate the diversity of Britain today.

2.12.19

Christmas Jumper Collection

Moral

Collecting pre-loved Christmas jumpers for those that are less fortunate than ourselves.

9.12.19

Community Carol Service

Spiritual

To welcome advent on prepare spiritually for Christmas.

w/c 9.12.19 and 13.12.19

Christmas Nativity and Christingle  Performances FS2 – Y6

Spiritual

To recognise Christmas as a celebration of God’s wonderful news.

18.12.19

Christmas Church Service

Social, Spritual, Moral and Cultural

To spiritually prepare for the Christmas period and its true meaning.

19.12.19

Whole school Pantomime visit

Cultural

To enjoy and take part in the British tradition of Pantomime.