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SMSC CALENDAR 2016-2017
S = Social M = Moral S = Spiritual C = Cultural

 

Throughout the school year we hold weekly Celebration Assemblies to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts and good deeds of children and adults across the school. These assemblies incorporate Social and Moral aspects of SMSC.

 

Two or three times each term we hold Brookfield Buddy Assemblies when children have the opportunity to thank other children or adults who have been caring, friendly and supportive towards them. These assemblies incorporate Social and Moral aspects of SMSC.

 

Two or three times each term we hold UNICEF Assemblies to help children have a better understanding of the rights of children across the world; for example ~ the right to be healthy, to be safe, to be looked after etc. These assemblies incorporate Social, Moral and Cultural aspects of SMSC.

 

Family Trust visit us each term and bring active and interesting assemblies for the children to share and learn about important aspects within the Christian calendar.
These assemblies incorporate Social, Moral and Spiritual aspects of SMSC.

 

Date

Event

SMSC

Objective

Term 1

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural  

Theme = Mutual Respect
Encouraging children to build respect through trust, honesty, manners, consideration and positive communication.

September

Election of School Councillors

Cultural

Children given practical experience of democratic elections ~ as fitting with British culture.

 

Weekly Assemblies

Spiritual

Children learn about the similarities and differences within the following religions ~ Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism; helping to develop empathy and tolerance of different beliefs.

 

Cultural afternoon

Social
Moral
Cultural

Children have the opportunity to consider the difficulties experienced by refugees fleeing from their native land.

October

National Poetry Day

Social
Spiritual

Opportunity to write and share poems.

3rd

Grandparents Day

Social

Opportunities for children to share their learning experiences with their family across the generations.

4th

Big Macmillan Coffee Day

Social
Moral

Raising awareness of the care and support that Macmillan nurses give to cancer patients and the importance of fundraising to support these events.

18th

Harvest Festival

Spiritual
Cultural

Giving thanks for the goodness of nature’s harvest and sharing our food collection with those within our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.

19th

Visit to Kent Life

Cultural

Yr4 children learn about the Ancient Greek civilisation ~ their traditions and beliefs.

Term 2

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Justice ~ Rule of Law
Children learn about Right and Wrong;
Children learn about GB laws and procedures and how they compare to others around the world.

November

Anti-Bullying Week

Social
Moral

Raising awareness of bullying and what we can do to stop it.

 

All Saints/All Souls day

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the origins of these autumn festivals.

 

Guru Nanak’s birthday

Spiritual
Cultural

Children learn about the Hindu spiritual leader and the religious celebrations.

11th

Remembrance Assembly

Moral
Spiritual
Cultural

Assembly led by Yr6 to ensure children remember World War II in Britain and the sacrifices made by our ancestors.

13th

Children in Need
Charity

Social

Building children’s awareness of the difficulties that other children face.
Opportunities for children to raise funds to support others in need.

 

Thanksgiving Assembly

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark this celebration in USA.

 

St Andrew’s Day

Social
Spiritual
Cultural

Helping children to understand the importance of St. Andrew’s day to people living in Scotland.

December

Family Trust Nativity

Christmas Play

Social
Moral
Spiritual
Cultural

Helping children understand the importance of Advent and Christmas within Christianity.
Celebrating the true meaning of the Christian festival.

Term 3

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Tolerance
Children learn about multi-faith societies;
Children learn to accept other people’s view points and beliefs.

February

Safer Internet Day

Social
Moral

Raising awareness of how to stay safe when using the internet and other mobile technologies.

 

Chinese New Year

Spiritual
Cultural

Children learn how Chinese people celebrate their New Year.

 

Shrove Tuesday
Ash Wednesday
Lent

Social
Moral
Spiritual
Cultural

Children understand the connection and relevance of events in the Christian calendar leading up to Easter.

Term 4

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Democracy
Children learn that in Britain we vote for the people who make the laws and decide how the country is run. We have a voice and we make choices.

March

Cultural Day ~ Russia

Social
Cultural

To enrich the children’s understanding of differing cultures across the world.

24th

Comic Relief

Social
Moral
Cultural

To understand that there are people in the UK and Africa, as well as other parts of the world who live in poverty.
To understand how we can help disadvantaged people through fundraising.

 

Mums to School Day

Social

Opportunities for children to share their learning experiences with their family.

 

Family Trust Easter workshops
Easter Assembly

Spiritual
Cultural

To understand the true meaning of Easter and how Christians celebrate this event.

Term 5

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Individual Liberty
Children learn about universal human rights and compare liberty between UK and other countries.

23rd

St George’s Day

Spiritual
Cultural

Children celebrate English heritage and learn about the story of St George and the Dragon.
Children know that St George is the Patron Saint of England.

May

Cultural day ~ Asia

Social
Cultural

To enrich the children’s understanding of differing cultures across the world.

26th

Brookfield’s 50th GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Social
Moral
Cultural

Children understand why anniversaries are celebrated. They have the opportunity to reflect upon times gone by and share celebrations with the community.

Term 6

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = re-cap all the 5 themes previously shared.

June

Family Trust Assembly

Spiritual

 

15th

Dads to School Day

Social
Cultural

Opportunities for children to share their learning experiences with their family.

 

Health and Fitness Week

Social
Moral

Children take part in sporting activities designed for able and disabled people to give them an awareness of health and fitness and an appreciation of the difficulties some people face.

June/July

Transition Week

Social

Interaction between year groups encourages integration and support for each other, especially with buddy systems for the children new to our school.

 

 

SMSC CALENDAR 2015-2016
S = Social M = Moral S = Spiritual C = Cultural

 

Date

Event

SMSC

Objective

Term 1

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Mutual Respect
Encouraging children to build respect through trust, honesty, manners, consideration and positive communication.

September

Election of School Councillors

Cultural

Children given practical experience of democratic elections ~ as fitting with British culture.

 

The Nativity of Mary
Assembly

Spiritual

Children learn about the significance of Mary, Jesus’ mother, in the Christian religion.

16th

National Teaching Assistant Day

Social

Children have the opportunity to show their gratitude for the help and support they are given by our team of TAs.

 

Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
Sukkot

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark the Jewish New Year.
They observe similarities and differences in faiths.

28th

Big Macmillan Coffee Day

Social
Moral

Raising awareness of the care and support that Macmillan nurses give to cancer patients and the importance of fundraising to support these events.

October

National Poetry Day

Social
Spiritual

Opportunity to work with a visiting poet, writing and sharing poems.

8th

Grandparents Day

Social

Opportunities for children to share their learning experiences with their family across the generations.

19th

Harvest Festival

Spiritual
Cultural

Giving thanks for the goodness of nature’s harvest and sharing our food collection with those within our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Term 2

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Justice ~ Rule of Law
Children learn about Right and Wrong;
Children learn about GB laws and procedures and how they compare to others around the world.

November

Anti-Bullying Week

Social
Moral

Raising awareness of bullying and what we can do to stop it.

 

Cultural afternoon ~ Great Britain

Social
Cultural

To celebrate events and traditions that represent Great Britain.

 

Diwali Assembly

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark the Hindu New Year.
They observe similarities and differences in faiths.

11th

Remembrance Assembly

Moral
Spiritual
Cultural

Assembly led by Yr6 to ensure children remember World War II in Britain and the sacrifices made by our ancestors.

13th

Children in Need
Charity

Social

Building children’s awareness of the difficulties that other children face.
Opportunities for children to raise funds to support others in need.

 

Thanksgiving Assembly

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark this celebration in USA.

December

Visit to Holy Trinity Church and Methodist Church

Spiritual
Cultural

Yr5 children have the opportunity to further their understanding of special places within the Christian religion, and make comparisons between places of religious significance.

 

Family Trust Nativity

Christmas Play

Social
Moral
Spiritual
Cultural

Helping children understand the importance of Advent and Christmas within Christianity.
Celebrating the true meaning of the Christian festival.

Term 3

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Tolerance
Children learn about multi-faith societies;
Children learn to accept other people’s view points and beliefs.

13th

Lohri ~ Bonfire festival

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark this celebration in India.

 

Mahayana New Year

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark the Buddhist New Year.

18th

Theatre ADAD WASTED
Yr6 workshop

Social
Moral

To heighten the awareness of safety around drugs and inappropriate substances for our Yr6 children

 

Tu B’Shevat

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark the Jewish New Year for Trees.

February

Safer Internet Day

Social
Moral

Raising awareness of how to stay safe when using the internet and other mobile technologies.

 

Candlemas

Spiritual
Cultural

Children learn about this festival within the Christian calendar.

 

Chinese New Year

Spiritual
Cultural

Children learn how Chinese people celebrate their New Year.

 

Valentine’s Day

Spiritual
Cultural

Children understand why people in Britain celebrate Valentine’s Day.

 

Shrove Tuesday
Ash Wednesday
Lent

Social
Moral
Spiritual
Cultural

Children understand the connection and relevance of events in the Christian calendar leading up to Easter.

Term 4

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Democracy
Children learn that in Britain we vote for the people who make the laws and decide how the country is run. We have a voice and we make choices.

March

Mums to School Day

Social

Opportunities for children to share their learning experiences with their family.

11th

Cultural Day ~ Poland

Social
Cultural

To enrich the children’s understanding of differing cultures across the world.

18th

Sport Relief

Social
Moral
Cultural

To understand that there are people in the UK and Africa, as well as other parts of the world who live in poverty.
To understand how we can help disadvantaged people through fundraising.

 

Family Trust Easter workshops
Easter Assembly

Spiritual
Cultural

To understand the true meaning of Easter and how Christians celebrate this event.

Term 5

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = Individual Liberty
Children learn about universal human rights and compare liberty between UK and other countries.

 

Hindu New Year

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark the Hindu New Year.

21st

The Queen’s Birthday

Social
Cultural

Children understand why birthdays are celebrated.
Children understand that Britain has a monarchy and that the Queen is Head of State.

23rd

St George’s Day

Spiritual
Cultural

Children celebrate English heritage and learn about the story of St George and the Dragon.
Children know that St George is the Patron Saint of England.

May

The Holy Spirit
Pentecost

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark Pentecost within the Christian calendar.

 

Shavuot

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark this festival within the Jewish calendar.

Term 6

British Values Assemblies

Social
Moral
Cultural

Theme = re-cap all the 5 themes previously shared.

 

Health and Fitness Week

Social
Moral

Children take part in sporting activities designed for able and disabled people to give them an awareness of health and fitness and an appreciation of the difficulties some people face.

17th

Dads to School Day

Social
Cultural

Opportunities for children to share their learning experiences with their family.

28th

Visit to Maidstone Museum

Cultural

Yr4 children learn about the Ancient Greek civilisation ~ their traditions and beliefs.

 

Ramadan

Spiritual
Cultural

Children develop an understanding of the events that mark the holy month of Ramadan within the Muslim calendar.

June/July

Transition Week

Social

Interaction between year groups encourages integration and support for each other, especially with buddy systems for the children new to our school.

 

 

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