RE Events

Text Box: It’s a Beautiful Life – so use it!

Events to Support  RE & SMSC

(Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education)

Over the past decade we have appeared several times on regional, and national T.V. for some of our SMSC initiatives – themes for our T.V. appearances have included our adherence to ‘old fashioned’ manners & courtesy and, on a second occasion, news crews followed our quest to find the graves of local soldiers killed in the First World War, and buried in Northern France.

We use the SMSC ‘Grid-maker’ tracker to ensure full curriculum coverage in this area.

 The following are examples of activities and events to support each aspect of SMSC:

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Prayer Space Event
  • Parish Praise
  • Praise Team
  • Mission Statement Evening
  • Curriculum Wows – ‘It’s a Beautiful Life so Use it!’
  • Peer Listeners; School Council; Celebration Assemblies, , Nurture groups and Buddies. We also employ a school councillor to work with children.
  • Assemblies, Collective Worship, studying  other faiths such as Islam &  Judaism (we had a Judaism week and had Mr Cohen in to work with us all). Reflection time.
  • SEAL lessons
  •  Spiritual Art, Literacy, Drama, Topic work, Music and Dance.
  • Cultural trips via the ’Parish University’ and links with partner groups such as Victoria Park.

MORAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • ‘Kid’s Conferences’
  • Philosophy for Children (‘PforC’)
  • Democracy Debate Week
  • Visit to Somme Battlefields
  • Eco Schools Awards
  • School Council
  • Termly Christian Values
  • Fair Trade week
  • Restorative Justice
  • PSHE and SEAL Circle time sessions
  • Celebration Assembly; class reward systems; house points; Headteacher awards
  • Fair-trade week; Shoe Box appeal - Operation Christmas Child, Celebration Assemblies; Assembly themes.
  • Celebration of religious festivals in RE, Chinese New Year and newsletters, Topic wows, Themed Assemblies.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Adventure Service Challenge (linked to ‘Active Hope’ Charity). ‘Wild Camping’.
  • Debt Awareness Programme
  • Parish University – Social Skills. High Aspiration Clubs.
  • Over 30 Extra-curricular clubs
  • visiting local elderly residents, 
  • involvement with local road safety initiatives; 
  • partnership with Parish Church (& Church Events)
  • Encouraging children to recognise and respect social differences and similarities; for example, where they live, different kinds of family models, age issues (PSHE; RE; literature, Assemblies).
  • Democracy Week
  • Providing children with opportunities to exercise leadership and responsibility (Council Leaders, Class monitors;  ‘Buddies’; Pupil librarians, Peer listeners, Prayer team).
  • Young Citizens Award
  • E-safety, bike it Right, Safety Club, First Aid Club

 

CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Parish University- cultural trips
  • Culture Club
  • Links with China and  Austria (including visits)
  • Supporting Tear Fund
  • Curriculum Wows – ‘It’s a Beautiful Life so Use it!’
  • Celebrating the attitudes, values and traditions of diverse cultures (Geography; RE; History; Literacy; Library; Assembly; Art; Dance; Music; celebrating festivals and drawing on diverse parent cultural backgrounds).
  • Visitors from different cultural backgrounds (eg. Mr Cohen)
  • Links with ‘age-concern’ at Victoria Park gardens.
  • Recognising and nurturing particular gifts and talents (Local Events with other schools (Crucial Crew, singing at Young Citizens Awards at Town Hall).