At Norman Street we promote SMSC development by providing positive experiences through planned and considered opportunities in the curriculum and through interactions with teachers, visitors and the local community.
- visits to museums
- meeting with authors and other visitors to the community and school
- trips and visits
- sports day
- assembly themes and values with daily collective worship
- school productions
- links with the local churches, St. John's and St. Cuthbert's
- Pupil peer mentoring
- Broad and rich curriculum topics which celebrate diversity and British Values
- Themed curriculum days, Australia Day, Indian Dance and food day, Italian restaurant
Our curriculum ensures that all children explore, investigate and experience a wide range of opportunities, including teaching in R.E and citizenship, Health and Relationship Education, and a wide range of extra-curricular and out of school activities. These ensure that children understand their place in our multicultural modern society through each of the key strands.
- Explore values and beliefs including religious beliefs and the way they impact on people's lives
- To understand feelings and emotions, in particular the way they impact on others and how understanding them can be helpful in our society.
- Understanding of key events and festivals in the annual calendar including, Harvest, Diwali, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Eid, Easter and Ramadan.
- Our behaviour policy is based on our key values and vision including equality, respect, understanding and knowing how to do the right thing. A system of rewards and consequences underpin this and support the children in making appropriate and informed choices.
- Opportunities in our curriculum enable children to explore moral concepts and values for example, work in the Tudor topic children explored whether Henry VIII was a good leader and why.
- Developing the skills, personal qualities and knowledge of others necessary for living and working together.
- Supporting children to work effectively together, understand different needs and to make a contribution to the school and wider community.
- Awareness of charities, their work, how to help others in our locality and further afield. Raising money for Children in Need, Dementia UK, MacMillan and collecting for Carlisle Food Bank.
- Encouraging a response to a variety of cultural activities
- Learning about other countries, their features, customs, beliefs and societies.
- Encourage children to explore their beliefs and opinions through understanding and knowledge of a wide range of beliefs