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SMSC Calendar 2015/16

Date

Event

SMSC

Objective

September

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Moral

Social

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

September 13th

Jewish New Year

Cultural

Spiritual

Moral

To develop understanding of other faiths.

To observe similarities and differences. 

September 26th

European Day of Languages

Cultural

Spiritual

Moral

To be aware of linguistic diversity and understand the rich cultural heritage of Europe.

October

Black History Month

Cultural

Spiritual

Moral

To raise awareness of other cultures. 

To observe similarities and differences in theirs and the lives and others. 

To understand which prejudices used to exist.

October 8th

National Poetry Day

Spiritual

Social

Opportunity to write and share poems. This year's theme is 'LIGHT'.

October

Learn to Sign Week

Moral

Social

Opportunity to experience what life is like for others. 

Celebrating diversity.

October

National Heroes Day

Social

Moral

Cultural

Encouraging children to honour their heroes.

November 5th

Guy Fawkes Night

Cultural

Spiritual

Social

To understand events in our history that shaped Britain.

November 11th

Diwali

Cultural

Spiritual

To develop understanding of other faiths. 

To observe similarities and differences. 

November 11th

Armistice Day

Moral

Cultural

Spiritual

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

November

16th-20th

Anti-bullying Week

Moral

Spiritual

To raise awareness of bullying and discuss what we can do to stop it.

November 23rd – 29th

Road Safety Week

Moral

Social

Raising awareness of road safety and looking at how we can help keep each other safe. 

November 30th

St. Andrew’s Day

Cultural

Social

Spiritual

To understand the importance of St. Andrew's day to people living in Scotland. 

December 6th

Hanukah

Cultural

Spiritual

To raise awareness of Judaism and the importance of Hanukah to Jews. 

Opportunity to compare to own beliefs. 

Christmas

 

Christmas

Cultural

Spiritual

Moral

Social

To understand the importance of Advent and Christmas within Christianity. 

To celebrate the true meaning of the Christian festival. 

February

Safer Internet Day

Moral

Social

Spiritual

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

February 14th

Valentine’s Day

Spiritual

Cultural

To understand why people in Britain celebrate Valentine's Day.

February 8th

 

Chinese New Year

Cultural

 

To understand how Chinese people celebrate their New Year.

February

9th and 10th

Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday and Lent

Cultural

Spiritual

Social

Moral

Pupils to understand that Easter is an important event within the calendar of Christianity.

February

Languages Day

Cultural

Spiritual

Moral

Social

To encourage children to maintain their knowledge of their mother language.  To have improved awareness of the different languages spoken throughout the world.  To promote linguistic and cultural diversity.

February - March

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.

March 2014

Commonwealth Day

Spiritual

Cultural

To understand that the Commonwealth is a family of 53 nations, spread over every continent and ocean in the world.  Although the people of the Commonwealth and different in many ways, they work together by sharing ideas and experiences, skills and knowledge.

March

23rd

Sports 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.

March

27th

Easter Sunday

Cultural

Spiritual

To understand the true meaning of Easter.

To understand how Christians celebrate Easter.

April

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.

April

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

1st

May Day

Cultural

Social

Children understand about the traditional English May Day celebrations which include Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen and dancing around a Maypole.

May

Christian Aid Week

Cultural

Moral

Children understand Christian Aid is a charity, which helps people in need and shows the community what good the church is doing in the world.

May

Cultural Diversity Day

Cultural

Spiritual

Moral

Social

To raise awareness about the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion.

To build a community of individuals committed to support diversity with real and every day-life gestures.

To combat stereotypes to improve understanding and cooperation among people from different cultures.

June

Healthy Eating Week

Spiritual

Cultural

Moral Social

Children understand that eating healthy has a positive impact on their well-being. 

Children are encouraged to try new foods and make the right choices.

June

Child Safety Week

Spiritual Moral

Children have a greater awareness of potential dangers in and around the home.

June

Oxfam Water Week

Social Moral Cultural

To learn about the causes and symptoms of water vulnerability.

Children to discuss what can be done to overcome water vulnerability.


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