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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

SMSC at Hillsborough Primary School

The spiritual development of pupils

  • Assemblies
  • Religious assemblies – link with churches in the area
  • Golden Rules
  • RE Curriculum
  • Promoting teaching styles which:

- Value pupils’ questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns

- Enable pupils to make connections between aspects of their learning

- Encouraging pupils to relate their learning to a wider frame of reference – for example, asking ‘why?’, ‘how?’ and ‘where?’ as well as ‘what?’

  • Pupil questionnaires
  • Health and Well Being Team planning
  • Talking Text Parent Assemblies
  • Postcards home
  • ECERS Audit (Foundation Stage)

The moral development of pupils

  • Assemblies
  • Circle time every Monday morning
  • School Council – democracy – for example, choosing the new uniform
  • Golden Rules
  • Postcards home
  • Golden Time
  • Anti-bullying week
  • Fundraising

- British Heart Foundation

- Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

- Help a Hallam Child

- Christian Aid

- Comic Relief/Red Nose Day

-  Christmas Jumper Day

  • Childline – workshops and assemblies
  • LPPA Award
  • Health Week
  • E-Safety assemblies, questionnaires, workshops
  • Pupil questionnaires
  • Health and Well Being Team planning
  • Talking Text Parent Assemblies
  • Learning Partners
  • Postcards home

The social development of pupils

  • Circle time every Monday morning
  • Assemblies
  • Golden Rules
  • Election process – school council
  • School Council
  • After school clubs:

- Cooking Club

- Art Club

- SWFC Football

- Cricket

- Basketball

  • LPPA Award
  • Health Week
  • E-Safety assemblies, questionnaires, workshops
  • School nurse involved with children with medical issues
  • Pupil questionnaires
  • Health and Well Being Team planning
  • Talking Text Parent Assemblies
  • Learning Partners
  • I Am Special
  • Happy and Proud postcards
  • Postcards home

The cultural development of pupils

  • I Am Special
  • ECERS Audit (Foundation Stage)
  • Tidy up music from different cultures
  • Golden Rules
  • Assemblies

- Shinto

- Chinese New Year

 - Holi

- Black History Week

  • RE Curriculum
  • Holi festival
  • Greeting parents in home language
  • Asking parents to record greetings to be used in class
  • Books, role play, dressing up from other cultures. Books in other languages
  • Welcome posters in other languages
  • Key words in Arabic on display
  • We are a multicultural school. We have 36 different languages spoken
  • and have 20% EAL, an increase of 3.6% since 2012 with  24% in Foundation (16% - F1, 26% - Class 1, 41% - Class 2)
  • 35% of our children are from ethnic backgrounds
  • LPPA Award
  • Pupil questionnaires
  • Health and Well Being Team planning
  • Talking Text Parent Assemblies
  • Food packages brought in by parents from other countries

 

 

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