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Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School

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SMSC Calendar

Date

Event

SMSC

Objective

Every Wednesday lunchtime during term time.

Charity Stall organised and run by different groups of children in KS2.

Moral

Social

To raise awareness of the work different charities do and the importance of fundraising.

Lessons and assemblies throughout the year.

Growth Mindset

Social

Spiritual

To foster positive attitudes to learning and increase self-esteem.

September 13th

Roald Dahl Day

Moral

Cultural

To celebrate the writing of Roald Dahl and inspire pupils to both read and write.

October 1st -2nd

Islamic New Year

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within the Islamic calendar and compare with their own beliefs.

October 3rd

Rosh Hashanah

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within the Jewish calendar and compare with their own beliefs.

October 7th

Silly Sock Day

supporting Slide Away (Bereavement Support Charity)

Social

Moral

Spiritual

To raise awareness of how those in need can benefit from fundraising.

October 10th

KS2 RE Day – Sacred Texts

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To appreciate the significance of sacred texts to followers of different faiths in their everyday lifes.

October 13th

Harvest Festival

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within the Christian calendar and compare with their own beliefs.

October 16th-23rd

Sukkot

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within the Jewish calendar and compare with their own beliefs.

October 17th – 21st

Year 5 Residential

Social

Moral

To provide opportunities for children to challenge themselves, overcome fears and work cooperatively.

November 7th-11th

Friendship Week

Social

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To allow pupils to explore and recognise what a good friend is and how friends deal with falling-outs.

To understand what bullying is and what to do if it happens.

November 11th

Armistice Day

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To ensure children remember World War II in Britain and the sacrifices made by our ancestors. 

November 15th

Rail Safety

Moral

Social

To raise awareness of rail safety what we can do to stay safe.

November 17th

Year 6 performance at Methodist Church to Senior Friendship Group and talk to them as part of their work on WWII.

Social

Moral

Cultural

To provide an opportunity for children to entertain and talk to older members of the community regarding their experiences.

November 25th

Junior Choir performance at Methodist Church to Senior Friendship Group.

Social

Cultural

To provide an opportunity for children to entertain and talk to older members of the community.

November 18th

Children in Need

Social

Moral

Spiritual

To raise awareness of how those in need can benefit from fundraising

November 22nd

KS2 RE Day - Festivals

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within different faiths, what they mean to individuals and their significance to followers of that faith.

December

Visit to the Houses of Parliament

(Year 5)

Moral

Cultural

To know that we live in a democracy and understand what that means.

December

Nativity productions in Years R, 1, 2 and 3.

Social

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within the Christian calendar and compare with their own beliefs.

December 12th and 13th

Christingle

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To celebrate the true meaning of Christian festival of Christmas.

December 15th

Christmas Carol Concert

Social

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To celebrate the true meaning of Christian festival of Christmas.

January 6th

Epiphany

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within the Christian calendar and compare with their own beliefs.

January 15th

Martin Luther King Jnr Day

Social

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To reflect on equality and what it means in our school.

January 17th

Junior Choir take part in Young Voices at the O2 Arena.

Social

Cultural

To contribute to a performance outside the school community.

January 24th

Winter Read In

Social

Cultural

To celebrate books and inspire pupils to read.

January 26th

KS2 RE Day - Worship

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand how and why different faiths worship and compare this to our own beliefs.

January 30th

Vasant Panchami - Saraswati Puja (Festival for the Hindu Goddess of Wisdom)

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within the Hindu calendar and compare with their own beliefs.

February 2nd

Candlemas

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand important events within the Christian calendar and compare with their own beliefs.

February 7th

Safer Internet Day

'Be the change: unite for a better internet'

Social

Moral

To raise awareness of how to stay safe when online and using any form of technology.

February 27th – March 12th

Fairtrade Fortnight

Moral

Cultural

To encourage children to become responsible citizens.

To understand how Fairtrade can make a significant difference to farmers' and workers' lives.

To be aware that retailers do treat their workers fairly.

February 28th- April 16th

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter

Social

Moral

Spiritual

Cultural

To understand important events within the Christian calendar and compare to their own beliefs.

March 3rd

World Book Day

Social

Cultural

To celebrate books and inspire pupils to both read and write.

March

Road Safety

Moral

Social

Raise awareness of road safety what we can do to stay safe.

March 17th

KS2 RE Day – Significant People

Social

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To develop an understanding of how individuals (e.g. Jesus) are important to followers a specific faiths.

To understand how an individual’s faith can affect their actions (e.g. Corrie ten Boom)

March 24th

Comic Relief

Social

Moral

Spiritual

To raise awareness of how those in need can benefit from fundraising

March 28th

Shakespeare Rocks

(Year 4 Production)

Social

Cultural

To raise awareness of Britain’s literary history and the significance of Shakespeare’s works.

April 21st

Queen’s birthday

Social

Cultural

To understand that Britain has a Monarchy and the Queen is Head of State.

April 23rd

St.George’s Day

Moral

Cultural

To celebrate English heritage and know the story of St. George and the Dragon.

April 24th

KS2 RE Day – Life’s Journey

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To explore the similarities and differences of their own and others life journey, understanding how an individual’s believes affect key landmarks e.g. coming of age, marriage and death.

May

Fire Safety

Moral

Social

Raise awareness of fire safety what we can do to stay safe.

22nd-26th May

Year 6 Residential

Social

Moral

To provide opportunities for children to challenge themselves, overcome fears and work cooperatively.

June

Healthy Living Picnic

Social

Moral

To further develop an understanding of what a balanced diet is and how it is part of a healthy lifestyle.

June

Sports Day

Social

To develop sportsmanship and the ability to work as part of a team.

June 27th

KS2 RE Day – Religion through the Arts

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

To develop understanding of how different art forms (e.g. dance, music, painting) are used to express beliefs.

July

Water Safety

Moral

Social

Raise awareness of water safety and what we can do to stay safe.

July

Peer Mediation Training for future Playground Pals

Social

Moral

To develop conflict resolution skills to enable children to mediate for their peers.