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SMSC and RE

Assemblies are an important part of everyday at Cottesmore Millfield Academy.  Whole school assemblies are usually led by a member of our Senior Leadership team and are based around a central theme. 

Assemblies promote Spiritual Moral Social Cultural learning (SMSC) and are linked to our core values or class based learning.  

Assemblies provide children with an opportunity to learn more about the world around them and participate in a collective act of worship. 

Once a week children from Year 1 – 6 participate in singing assembly and every Friday we hold our celebration assembly.  

Parents are invited to attend a Friday assembly if their child is nominated to receive a golden award.  

The table below outlines our themes for each term.  

 

TERM

JIGSAW UNIT

CORE VALUE

BRITISH VALUES

LEARNING BEHAVIOURS

1

Being me in my world

Respect

The rule of law

 

Being organised

2

Celebrating difference

Compassion

 

Tolerance of those with

different faiths and beliefs

Collaborate

3

Dreams and goals

Resilience

Democracy

Resilience

4

Healthy me

Enjoyment

 

 

Being inquisitive

 

5

Relationships

 

Responsibility

 

Individual liberty and

mutual respect

Reflection

6

Changing me

Independence

 

 

Resourceful

 

Our pupils enjoying the power of song!

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RE stands for Religious Education, SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.  At Cottesmore Millfield Primary Academy, we recognise that SMSC is an essential part of the personal development of our pupils. Therefore, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures.

 

Spiritual development is about the development of a sense of identity, self worth, personal insight, meaning and purpose. Our children are given opportunities to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform the perspective on life & their interest in and respect for different faiths, feelings and values.

 

Moral development is about gaining an understanding of what is right and wrong, the building, by pupils, of a framework of moral values which regulate their personal behaviour. It is also about the development of pupils’ understanding of society’s shared and agreed values, and knowing that these can change. Our children develop their own opinions and learn to appreciate that people have different views on a range of subjects.

 

Social development is about young people working effectively with each other and participating successfully in the community as a whole. It is about the development of the skills and personal qualities necessary for living and working together in a multi-racial, multicultural society. This includes developing an understanding of society’s institutions and children’s roles as citizens of the UK and the world. Pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate positively in life in modern Britain.

 

Cultural development is about pupils gaining an understanding their own culture and other cultures in an ever-changing world.  It is about understanding and appreciating the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others. Our children are equipped to live in the emerging world culture of shared experiences provided by television, travel and the internet. Promoting pupils’ cultural development ensures that cultural diversity is valued and racism is prevented.

 

With references from HMI 2125 (2004)

Fundamental British Values

 

At Cottesmore Millfield Primary Academy, we actively uphold and promote Fundamental British Values, teaching our children about:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs
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