• Sarah D. Young, Headteacher : telephone 01263 578144

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education is something we value highly at Sidestrand Hall School. This includes developing social skills, understanding right and wrong, looking at cultural and individual differences and beliefs, as well as appreciating everyone and their achievements.

We use weekly themes for assemblies which are linked to tutor time SMSC sessions. The yearly plan includes important events, celebrations and festivals in the world calendar.

Whole school Assemblies deliver the theme of the week to students. This is followed up in tutor time where pupils increase their knowledge and understanding of key themes through a variety of activities. These include discussions surrounding their own views and beliefs, as well as understanding those of others.

Weekly Achievement assemblies enable the whole school to come together to celebrate and appreciate the successes of others in our school community.

SMSC Yearly Plans

WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES/SMSC 2017-18

Link to: Picture-Booklist-relating-to-SMSC-KS2

Week beginning

Topic

(Assembly & SMSC)

TUESDAY  Assembly

Responsibility

SMSC

 

Monday 4th September

Welcome Back Mrs Young No SMSC

 

Monday 11th September

New Start Mr Harrod Form time activities

 

Monday 18th September

Getting to know you NO ASSEMBLY Form time activities

 

Monday 25th September

National Poetry Day Mr Carey Favourite Poems

 

Monday 2nd October

Black History Month FORM TIME ACTIVITIES

I have a dream

 

 

Monday 9th October**

Health and Fitness HOUSE ASSEMBLIES

 

Monday 16th October

Diwali

NO ASSEMBLY

HARVEST FESTIVAL

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 30th October

Firework safety PSCO Elaine Roberts Staying safe

 

Monday 6th November

Remembrance Day WILLOW Last post

 

Monday 13th November

Friendship Week

Helping Others

Mr Harrod

How can we help others

 

Monday 20th November

House System Launch HOUSES

 

Monday 27th November

Amazing world OAK What makes our world amazing

 

Monday 4th December

Sharing –Charity HAZEL Houses – charity?

 

Monday 11th December

Christmas assembly FIG

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 8th January 2018

Resolutions, new start HOUSES House resolutions 2018

 

Monday 15th January

Goals and dreams Mr Harrod My Goals and dreams

 

Monday 22nd January

Animal care ACORNS Interesting animal facts

 

Monday 29th January

Chinese New Year ASH How is Chinese New Year celebrated?

 

Monday 5th February

E-Safety Week CLASS BASED ACTIVITIES CLASS BASED ACTIVITIES

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 19th February**

Relationships Mr Harrod My relationships

 

Monday 26th February

World Book Day OLIVE Favourite Books

 

Monday 5th March

Families BIRCH My Family

 

Monday 12th March

St Patricks Day CEDAR Tour of Ireland

 

Monday 19th March

1st Day of Spring CONKERS What happens in Spring?

 

Monday 26th  March

Easter Mrs Jones Why is Easter celebrated?

 

EASTER HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 16th April

Tolerance HOUSES Understanding Others

 

Monday 23rd April

St George’s Day POPLAR Best of British

 

Monday 30th April**

History Key Stage Assemblies Potted History of Britain

 

Monday 7th May

We’re all British, we’re all different Mr Carey British Culture

 

Monday 14th May

Teamwork/working together SYCAMORE How do we all get along?

 

Monday 21st May

Understanding others/ compassion HOUSES Let’s all get along

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 4th June

Life cycles CATKINS Life cycle activity

 

Monday 11th June

Summer safety (KS2 & 3) BAY Safety Quiz

 

Monday 18th June

Summer safety (KS4) Mr Harrod Safety Quiz

 

Monday 25th June

Reflections on the year PINE My Highlights

 

Monday 2nd July

Looking ahead Key Stage Assemblies What does next year hold for me (forms)

 

Monday 9th July

NO ASSEMBLIES – TIMETABLE CHANGE/GROUP ACTIVITIES

 

Monday 16th July

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLIES     –    THIS WEEK

 

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

 

**Theme Days                  Wednesday 11th October  –          HEALTH, FITNESS AND UNUSUAL SPORTS

Wednesday 21st February  –        SRE

Wednesday 2nd May –                    HISTORY

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES/SMSC 2016-17

Week beginning Topic

Monday Assembly

Responsibility

KS3/4 SMSC topic

(CSC to organise)

 

Monday 5th September

Welcome Back Mrs Young No SMSC

 

Monday 12th September

New Start Mr Harrod Form time activities

 

Monday 19th September

Paralympics Mr Harrod Helping each other

 

Monday 26th September

Why change is good Mrs Young Form assembly prep

 

Monday 3rd October

World Habitat Day Mrs Compston Endangered species

 

Monday 10th October

  Mr Harrod  

 

Monday 17th October

  Mr Harrod  

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 31st October

Diwali Miss Winteringham Diwali activity

 

Monday 7th November

Remembrance Day OAK Remembrance day activity

 

Monday 14th November

Friendship Week Mr Carey Getting along

 

Monday 21st November**

House System Mr Carey House system activity

 

Monday 28th November

Slavery OLIVE Famous slaves & their stories

 

Monday 5th December

Signalong singalong

Miss Winteringham/

Mrs Carter

Learning to sign

 

Monday 12th December

Christmas assembly FIG The joy of Christmas

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

 

 

Tuesday 9th January 2017

New Year, new start Mrs Young My resolutions

 

Monday 16th January

Martin Luther King Jnr – his story Mr Carey I have a dream

 

Monday 23rd January

Why rules are important Mrs Drake A world without rules

 

Monday 30th January

Chinese New Year ACORNS Decorations activity

 

Monday 6th February

E-Safety Week PSCO Elaine Roberts Internet safety

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 20th February

The story of St Valentine CEDAR Famous saints

 

Monday 27th February

World Book Day CATKINS Books that changed the world

 

Monday 6th March

Fairtrade Miss Rand Fairtrade activity

 

Monday 13th March**

Happiness – what makes us happy CONKERS “I’m happy because…” activity

 

Monday 20th March

St Patrick’s Day PINE Tour of Ireland

 

Monday 27th  March

The meaning of Easter/

Easter story

POPLAR Easter decorations

 

EASTER HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 17th April

St George’s Day Mrs Young Famous fables

 

Monday 24th  April

William Shakespeare SYCAMORE My favourite poems

 

Monday 1st May

Best of British – what puts the ‘great’ in Great Britain? Mr Harrod Britain – a potted history

 

Monday 8th May

We’re all British, we’re all different WILLOW Multi-cultural Britain

 

Monday 15th May

The EU – what’s all the fuss about? HAZEL Do you know your EU?

 

Monday 22nd May**

Embracing others Miss Rand Our country

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

 

 

Monday 5th June

World environment day ASH Looking after our environment

 

Monday 12th June

Summer Safety BAY Staying safe activity

 

Monday 19th June

Refugee week Miss Winteringham Famous refugees

 

Monday 26th June

NO ASSEMBLIES  – UPPER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES WEEK

 

Monday 3rd July

Activities week highlights Mrs Drake/Mr Nerney/Mr Harrod

 

Monday 10th July

NO ASSEMBLIES – TIMETABLE CHANGE/GROUP ACTIVITIES

 

Monday 17th July

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLIES     –    THIS WEEK

 

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

 

**Theme Days                                  Thursday 24th November –          CREATIVE ARTS

Wednesday 15th March –              STAYING SAFE

Wednesday 24th May –                  OUTDOOR LEARNING

Week Beginning Topic MON – Assembly responsibility KS3/4 SMSC topic(Mr Carey to organise)
Monday 1st September 2014    
Monday 8th September No Assembly
Monday 15th September Introduction to SMSC Mr Harrod
Monday 22nd September No Assembly Topic Preparation Introduction to SMSC
Monday 29th September National Poetry Day Mrs Compston Poetry
Monday 6th October Children’s book week – our favourite books ASH Favourite children’s books
Monday 13th October Black History Month Mr Harrod People who changed the world
Monday 20st October Diwali Mr Carey Religions around the world (inc Diwali)
Monday 3rd November Firework Safety Mr Carey Guy Fawkes
Monday 10th November Remembrance Day Mr Harrod Remembrance around the world
Monday 17th November What the future holds… Mr Harrod Preparing for later life
Monday 24th November “We’re all different” –Friendship Week OAK Friendship
Monday 1st December Understanding Others Miss Winteringham Showing empathy at Sidestrand Hall
Monday 8th December Human Rights Day SYCAMORE My Human Rights
Monday 15th December Celebration/Christmas Assembly (Final day) Mrs Young Spirit/Meaning of Christmas
Tuesday 6th January 2015 Welcome back/The way forward Mrs Young Social skills and getting along
Monday 12th January National SOS Day CEDAR Emergency Services
Monday 19th January Martin Luther King Day Mr Carey I have a dream
Monday 26th January Chinese New Year Mr Harrod Chinese New Year
Monday 2nd February What we love about school ACORNS Our year so far….
Monday 9th February E-safety week Mr Hoskins E-Safety
Monday 23th February Making assumptions Mr Harrod Things aren’t always as they appear
Monday 2nd March World Book Day HAZEL Authors/The joy of books
Monday 9th March World Maths day Mr Evans The joy of Maths & numbers
Monday 16th March Science & Engineering Week PINE Science in the real world
Monday 23rd March Easter Mr Carey The story of Easter
Monday 13th April Welcome back Mrs Young Healthy Lifestyles(World Health Day)
Monday 20th  April Being good to our planet POPLAR Why ‘green’ is good
Monday 27th April Overcoming obstacles Mr Harrod Famous role models
Tuesday 5th May Local & Community History Month Mr Carey Famous Norfolk inhabitants
Monday 11th May Personal safety & well-being FIG Staying safe
Monday 18th May Understanding Others Mr Hoskins Listening to the views of others
Monday 1st June Summer safety Mr Harrod Cromer Lifeboat
Monday 8th June Healthy Eating Week CATKINS Benefits of a healthy lifestyle
Monday 15th June Refugee Week Mr Carey Famous Refugees and their stories
Monday 22nd June Taking responsibility/Helping others BAY Charities
Monday 29th June Preparing for the Summer Holiday’s Mr Harrod No such thing as “can’t”
Monday 6th July Our year at SHS CONKERS What have you achieved this year?
Monday 13th July Sports Day – why being active is good Mr Carey Sports Day Preparation
Monday 20th July No assembly(Final Assembly Wednesday) Mrs Young/Mr Harrod/Mr Carey