Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social Calendar 2015-16

International Day of Peace – 21st September

During the day children will explore the meaning of peace and write messages of peace.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

  • To help children understand the importance of peace
  • To help children reflect on their own experiences
  • Eid-al-Adha - 24th September

    Our whole school will explore the celebration of Eid, including traditional Muslim gifts and food, whole school activities and workshops.

     

     

    Spiritual, Cultural and Social
  • To reflect upon and understand the true nature of Eid within the Islamic faith
  • To understand how Eid is celebrated throughout the world
  • To encourage children to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Black History Month - October

    During this month in particular our schools will celebrate the history and achievement of black people.

    Cultural and Social

  • To raise awareness of other cultures
  • To observe differences and similarities in theirs and the lives of others
  • To understand the prejudices which used to exist
  • Spain National Day or ‘Fiesta Nacional de Espana’ - 12th October

    Our whole school will celebrate the country of Spain including special dinner, whole school activities and workshops.

     

     

    Cultural, Spiritual and Social
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • To reflect upon and understand the importance of the day to the Spanish people.
  • Harvest Festival - 23rd October

    Our whole school will collect food for the Basildon Refuge and local home for the elderly, and celebrate Harvest with parents and local community in a shared act of collective worship during the Year 5 Harvest Assembly.

     

    Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
  • To understand the importance of harvest
  • To understand how we can support those who are in need
  • To promote collaborative partnerships with the local community
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
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    Armistice Day - 11th November

    The whole school will join in a collective act of worship commemorating those who lost their lives in the service of their country.

    Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
  • To help children understand the importance of commemoration
  • To help children reflect on their experiences.
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    Anti Bullying Week - Make a Noise about Bullying - 16th – 20th November

    Week long activities involving the whole school and led by the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

    Social and Moral
  • To empower children and young people to make a noise about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online;
  • To raise awareness of the impact of bullying on children's lives if they don't tell anyone it's happening – or if they are not given appropriate support – with a focus on the impact on mental health.
  • St Andrews Day - 30th November

    Our whole school will explore the celebration of St Andrews Day, including traditional Scottish gifts and food, workshops and whole school activities.

     

     

    Cultural, Spiritual and Social
  • To reflect upon and understand the importance of St Andrews Day to the Scottish people.
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Last day of Hanukkah - 14th December

    Our whole school will explore the celebration of Hanukkah, including traditional Jewish gifts and food, workshops and whole school activities.

     

     

    Spiritual, Cultural and Social
  • To reflect upon and understand the true nature of Hanukkah within the Jewish faith
  • To understand how Hanukkah is celebrated throughout the world
  • To encourage children to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
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    Advent/Christmas - 6th – 18th December

    The whole school will take part in a range of activities and acts of collective worship. The choir will perform at the local church. There will be a Christingle service at school. EYFS and KS1 will hold Nativity based assemblies for parents and the local community.

    Spiritual, Cultural and Social

  • To reflect upon and understand the true nature of Christmas within the Christian faith
  • To understand how Christmas is celebrated throughout the world
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    ‘Los Reyes de Margof’ which is when the 3 Kings arrived to see Jesus - 6th January

    Our whole school will explore the celebration of Los Reyes de Margof and how this may be different to a traditional British Christmas.

    Cultural, Spiritual and Social

  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • To understand how Christmas is celebrated throughout the world.
  • Chinese New Year - 8th February

    Our whole school will explore the celebration of Chinese New Year, including traditional Chinese gifts and food, activities and workshops.

     

     

    Cultural, Spiritual and Social
  • To reflect upon and understand the importance of Chinese New Year to the Chinese people.
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Safer Internet Day - 10th February

    Children will take part in activities that promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones
    Social and Moral
  • To reinforce our  e safety message so that children are empowered to make safe moral choices in their internet use
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    St. Davids Day - 1st March

    Our whole school will explore the celebration of Wales, including traditional Welsh gifts, celebrations and food. Whole school and workshops will take place.

     

    Cultural, Spiritual and Social
  • To reflect upon and understand the importance of St Davids Day to the Welsh.
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • British Science Week - 11-20th March

    The whole school will take part in events to celebrate and understand science.

     

    Social and Spiritual
  • The development of skills to enable children to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • St. Patricks Day - 17th March

    Our whole school will explore the celebration of Irish, including traditional Irish gifts, celebrations and food. Whole school and workshops will take place.

     

    Cultural, Spiritual and Social
  • To reflect upon and understand the importance of St Patricks Day to the Irish.
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Easter - 25th March

    Years 3 and 4 perform to parents a version of the Easter Story. The whole school will also celebrate through cross curricular activities.

    Spiritual, Cultural, Social and Moral
  • To reflect upon and understand the true nature of Easter within the Christian faith
  • To understand how Easter is celebrated throughout the world
  • St. Georges Day - 23rd April

    Our whole school will explore the celebration of England, including traditional English gifts, celebrations and food. Whole school and workshops will take place.

     

    Cultural, Spiritual and Social
  • To reflect upon and understand the importance of St Georges Day to the English
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Democracy Week - 4th May to 8th May

    The whole school will take part in events to celebrate and understand democracy.

     

    Social, Moral and Cultural

  • For children to understand democratic processes
  • For children to understand that we live in a democracy
  • For children to understand that not all global citizens have the same rights
  • Around the World in 48hrs - 25th and 26th May

    The whole school will take part in events and activities that celebrate different countries around the world.

     

     

    Cultural, Spiritual and Social
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
  • To participate in activities and develop their social skills.
  • The development of skills to enable children to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • My Money Week - 8th – 14th June

    Maths lessons around money (finance, savings, spending) for this week and for other parts of the curriculum, linked to an enterprise project.

     

     

    Social and Spiritual
  • The development of skills to enable children to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
  • The development of skills to enable children to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
  • To develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • To develop their use of imagination and creativity in their learning
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