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SMSC Statement

SMSC at Westgate

 

At Westgate CP School and Nursery, our vision is to

“INSPIRE, CREATE AND LEARN”

 

As such, we aim to provide all the members of our school community with an inclusive, welcoming and exciting learning and working environment within which they can be happy, thrive and prosper.

 

At Westgate CP School and Nursery, we are fully committed to a holistic approach to learning which provides numerous opportunities to enhance the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of pupils whilst promoting the fundamental British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Respect and Tolerance.

 

 

OUR INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SMSC

 

At Westgate, we aim to furnish pupils with a range of exciting learning opportunities which will enable them to develop the attitudes and skills necessary for them to grow into responsible, happy and productive individuals and citizens. This is achieved through an integrated approach to SMSC as illustrated below.

 

Pupils, teachers and governors have worked together to develop a set of Golden Rules and good Learning Behaviours (INSPIRE) which provide a strong moral compass and set out clear guidelines as to how children should behave and conduct themselves to maximise their learning in and outside of lessons.

Our Golden Rules are:

  • Be kind in what you do and say
  • Follow instructions
  • Look after your school
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Our Inspire Learning Behaviours are:

  • Integrate - Embrace difference
  • Nuture - Grow together
  • Scaffold - Encourage aspiration
  • Protect – Keep safe
  • Instil – Cultivate Values
  • Reach Out – Develop Citizenship
  • Equip – Build Resilience

 

Assemblies

Assemblies are an important part of our day, especially as it is a time we all get together. Our assemblies complement and supplement our Curriculum and provide opportunities for us to reflect upon a range of topical spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.

 

 

Curriculum

We aim to provide a rich and broad Curriculum, which is matched to the experiences, needs, interests and life goals of the children we serve.

Children enjoy theme days, day trips and residentials, which reinforce the learning taking place in the classroom and maximise opportunities for pupils to find something they excel at. They provide opportunities to improve self-esteem, develop team-work and resilience, and raise aspirations. 

Pupils are encouraged to represent their school in a range of local sporting fixtures and tournaments such as football, rugby, tennis and cross country.

 

 

Whole school events such as Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Day, World Book Day, Comic Relief and Sports Day help bring the whole school community together and provide a memorable and meaningful context within which pupils can live their school’s values.  Some of these days give us the opportunity to regularly support and raise money for, a range of charities such as the Royal British Legion, Gee-Whizz, Children in Need and our partner school in Rwanda.

 

 

 

 

Pupils are given the chance to gain valuable life skills by taking part in a whole range of volunteering schemes, such as Head Boy and Head Girl, School Council, Digital Leaders, Play Leaders, School Ambassadors and Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs).

 

 

 

 

Some of our SMSC events in 2019- 2020

 

  • Key Assemblies
  • Weekly Celebration Assembly
  • Open mornings/afternoons
  • Nursery Stay and Play afternoons
  • KS1 Book Share
  • Link with partner school in Rwanda
  • One Life Suffolk
  • Greener Growth
     

Autumn

  • Y3 Royal Ballet PE sessions
  • Y3 Oral hygiene sessions with One Life Suffolk 
  • Road Safety Workshops – September 2019
  • Head Boy/Girl Elections – October 2019
  • Whole School "Healthy Body and Mind" Day - 28th November 2018
  • Y6 Duxford Trip – October 2019
  • Y3 Cambridge Museum Trip – October 2019
  • Woodcraft assembly – October 2019
  • Y5 Woodcraft Taster sessions – October 2019
  • Harvest – donations made for local food banks - October 2019
  • Y5 Harry Potter Day – October 2019
  • EYFS Vets visit – October 2019
  • Anti-Bullying Week – November 2019
  • EYFS Emergency Services visits – November 2019
  • Remembrance Day assembly and poppy selling – November 2019
  • Children in Need – November 2019
  • Y6 Takeover Day at Records office – November 2019
  • Y4 Community Litter Pick – November 2019
  • Singers and Signers at Big Switch On – November 2019
  • Y4 trip to West Stowe – December 2019
  • Y6 Theatre Visit to King Edwards (We Will Rock You) – December 2019
  • KS1 PJs and Popcorn – December 2019
  • Y4 Christmas Wreath Making – December 2019
  • Y2 trip to Polar Museum – December 2019
  • EYFS and KS1 Christmas Performances – December 2019
  • Singers and Signers to Cornwallis Court – December 2019
  • Christmas Jumper Day – money raised for Gee Whizz – December 2019
  • EYFS and KS1 theatre performances – December 2019
  • Y3 Church visit – December 2019
  • Whole school - Carols at the Church – December 2019
     
     

Spring

  • Y4 Christingle at the cathedral – January 2020
  • Cake Sale – money raised for Australian bush fires – January 2020
  • EYFS Petting Zoo - February 2020
  • Suffolk Young Carers assembly – February 2020
  • Y5 Stone Age Day – February 2020
  • Y3 Moyse’s Hall trip – February 2020
  • Y2 Great Fire of London Exhibition – February 2020
  • Safer Internet Day – February 2020
  • Suffolk Wildlife Trust assembly – March 2020
  • World Book Day – March 2020
  • Science Week – March 2020
  • Whole School Sport Relief – March 2020
  • Mothers’ Day Tea – March 2020
  • Fairtrade Assembly – March 2020
  • EYFS Theatre visit (Room on the Broom) – March 2020
  • Whole School "Multicultural Day - March 2020
  • Y1 Castle Day – March 2020
  • Y1 visit to Mountfitchet Castle – March 2020
  • Y2 trip to Botanical Gardens in Cambridge – March 2020
  • Y4 Egyptian Day – March 2020
     
     

Summer – proposed events prior to Covid-19  

 

  • Y4 Water Aid Day – April 2020
  • Y5 Residential to Bawdsey Manor – April 2020
  • Deaf Awareness Week – May 2020
  • Y4 ZooLab – May 2020
  • Y3 Colchester Zoo trip – May 2020
  • EYFS Storytelling workshop with James Campbell – June 2020
  • Y4 Music Festival – June 2020
  • Whole school Careers Day – June 2020
  • Reception trip to Bradfield Woods – June 2020
  • Nursery picnic at Nowton Park – June 2020
  • Y5 Bikeability June 2020
  • Y6 Residential to Eaton Vale – July 2020
  • Sports Day – July 2020
  • Y6 Production – July 2020

 

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