Spiritual, Moral,Social and Cultural Studies at Streethouse Primary School
endeavours to give children a wide variety of teaching and learning experiences in order to broaden both their understanding and knowledge of different religions and cultures from around the world.
We are lucky to be a multi-faith school and celebrate the diversity and experiences of individuals who are able to share their individuality and knowledge with their peers and staff alike.
We as a staff aim to give children the expertise and knowledge for our children to become well rounded and accepting individuals and have created a curriculum to give each child the opportunity to achieve this.
Children are taught to think about their own school and personal values and to understand how people of different backgrounds or beliefs may share similar values whilst differing in other values. Questions are constantly being asked of children whilst allowing them to ask their own questions in order to develop their critical thinking, self-belief and self-confidence. Children exhibit their religious education in many ways, from dance, creativity, writing and role-play in order to fully immerse children in understanding of a topic.
We also have whole school celebration days for Diwali, Christmas, Hannukah, Wesak and we are excited to share images of this as they happen over the academic year to come.
In the meantime there are some amazing online learning links below to get your children started on a new and exciting cultural journey.
Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.
Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
Before you read on, take this Diwali quiz to see how much you know about the festival.
The festival is usually some time between October and November, with the date changing each year.
In 2020 it begins on Thursday 12 November and lasts for five days, with the main day of celebrations taking place on Saturday 14 November.
KS1 have been retelling the story of Rama and Sita , creating Diwali cards and Fact files. Check out their work below...
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day.
It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.
Remembrance Sunday is also marked each year, this falls on the second Sunday in November.
Click on the picture above and below to learn more about it.
Click here to be taken to the religious festivals
calendar ... https://www.reonline.org.uk/festival-calendar/
Here are some places that you can learn about different religions and cultures from around the world click on the pictures and start discovering ...