The Broader Curriculum that promotes Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.

At Sparkenhoe School we recognise that the personal development of pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore provide an education that gives pupils 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 own social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. As a result of our concerted efforts to broaden pupils’ experiences and understanding, we believe that they are ready to move to the next phase of their education and lives.  This results in our pupils learning values that are fundamental to a growing and vibrant country and economy and into excellent citizens of our community.

All curriculum areas have a contribution to make to a pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this are planned in each area of the curriculum.  In addition to this, we hold festival days to celebrate significant religious events, local, national and international days and PHSE days.  This is further enhanced by visits and residential trips linked to different areas of our curriculum.

Our festival days cover the values, principles and spirituality of most faith backgrounds and occur at the times of the year when these special days are being celebrated across our city, country and the world.  The diversity of spiritual traditions is recognised and pupils are given access to different points of view.


RE- Festival Day Special Assemblies

Festival day

Year Group

Diwali

Year 4

Remembrance

Year 6

Nativity

Foundation 2

Creation stories

Year 2

Easter

Year 3

Vaisakhi

Year 1

Eid Ul Fitr / Eid Ul Adha

Year 5

 

Our school prides itself in celebrating the cultures, values and traditions of the world around us whether locally, nationally or globally.  The global event held every summer term consists of an enterprise project where each year group is given the opportunity to run a small business.  From a small starting budget, the children research, plan, make, market and sell their own products and produce to our parent body.  We believe that this provides them with some real life skills that are linked to the core subjects of the National Curriculum – providing the children with a chance to apply their knowledge and understanding practically.

Focused PHSE days allow our pupils to develop their own knowledge about the world around them and their sense of self.  Topics include e-safety, healthy living workshops, anti-bullying activities and how to keep safe in the modern world.  As a result our pupils are aware of their place in the world, how to keep safe and healthy and how to make and maintain friendships – all key life skills that set them up for the next stages in life’s journey.

We provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities that are available for our pupils to enjoy. We have a long history of running numerous visits and residential trips and we remain committed to providing these opportunities.  Destinations include residential trips to Kingswood in Staffordshire and camping in the local countryside. This year, we will be undertaking our first trip overseas to France.  We also have numerous trips and visits, locally and nationally including a whole school community trip to the seaside and visits to local parks, museums and places of historical significance.  We also augment our curriculum with visits from a range of significant people including religious leaders, emergency service providers, healthcare professionals and personalities from the world of sport, art and politics.

Latest News
  • School Closed

    date posted: 16/07/20

    School is now closed for the summer holiday. We open on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

  • School Closure

    date posted: 03/07/20

    School is now closed for all children apart from vulnerable children and the children of key workers.

  • Risk Assessment

    date posted: 04/06/20

    The Coronavirus risk assessment is available to view in Information/Policies. Or click here.

  • Information

    date posted: 19/04/20

    For support, advice and information about free school meals see COVID-19 support section in the PARENT tab.

    For home learning activities see the HOME LEARNING section in the PARENT tab.

  • Information: Key Workers

    date posted: 19/04/20

    We are open only for children whose parents are key workers.

    Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

  • School Closure March

    date posted: 20/03/20

    It is with great sadness that we are closing today for most children. Thank you for all your support and kindness. Keep safe and we look forward to the time when we can open again.

  • Key Workers

    date posted: 20/03/20

    Please follow this link for guidance about who key workers are. If you think this is you please email the school office. Thank you.

  • Coronavirus

    date posted: 15/03/20

    All parents should have received letters from us about the latest guidance. Click on the link to read this and for further guidance from Public Heath England.

    Letter from school

    Coronavirus advice for educational settings

    Other information is available from both Public Health England and NHS websites.

  • PGL Residential

    date posted: 27/02/20

    The children had an amazing time at Caythorpes before the half term holiday, even though it was cold, wet and windy at times. The children had a go at so many new experiences such as quad bikes, climbing, zip wire, trapeze, trapeze and aero ball to name a few.

  • Letter Of Congratulations

    date posted: 27/02/20

    We received a lovely letter from our local MP, John Ashworth, to congratulate us on our Key Stage 2 results. Click here to read the letter.

  • School Starts

    date posted: 08/01/20
    School starts on Tuesday 7th January. We are all looking forward to another exciting term.
  • End of Term

    date posted: 20/12/19
    We've had a lovely end to the Autumn term with wonderful parties, pantomime visits and concerts. We hope everyone has a lovely holiday and we'll see you on Tuesday 7th January.
  • Half term

    date posted: 11/10/19
    School closes for half term on Friday 11th October. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 21st October.
  • Half term

    date posted: 11/10/19
    School closes for half term on Friday 11th October. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 21st October.
  • New Term Autumn 2019

    date posted: 27/08/19

    Welcome back to the new school year.

    Reminder: School starts Thursday 29th August at 8:30am for all children in years 1-6, Foundation children please follow the information in the letter that we sent to you.

  • New Term Autumn 2019

    date posted: 27/08/19

    Welcome back to the new school year.

    Reminder: School starts Thursday 29th August at 8:30am for all children in years 1-6, Foundation children please follow the information in the letter that we sent to you.

  • New Term Autumn 2019

    date posted: 27/08/19

    Welcome back to the new school year.

    Reminder: School starts Thursday 29th August at 8:30am for all children in years 1-6, Foundation children please follow the information in the letter that we sent to you.

  • France

    date posted: 11/04/19
    All the children and staff had a fantastic time in France. They loved every minute and it was a brilliant experience.
  • Year 2 trip

    date posted: 11/04/19
    Year 2 had a lovely day at Clipston. They made lots of new friends and are looking forward to meeting them again when Clipston visit us.
  • Year 4 Victorian Day

    date posted: 11/04/19
    Year 4 loved the Victorian Day at Beaumanor Hall. They all dressed up and experienced life as a Victorian. 
  • Easter

    date posted: 11/04/19
    School closes on Friday 12th April for the Easter holiday and opens again on Monday 29th April. We hope everyone has a lovely holiday.
  • Getting closer

    date posted: 10/03/19

     
    Getting ready to go through the Channel tunnel. France here we come.

  • Paris

    date posted: 10/03/19


    Everyone had a fantastic day in Paris. The children climbed to the top of The Eiffel Tower before visiting The Louvre to see The Mona Lisa. After tea at the Hard Rock Cafe, they toured the city. A brilliant day.

  • Disney Land

    date posted: 10/03/19


    The day at Disney Land started with breakfast with the Disney characters. This was followed by rides in the park. The children loved the parade and the fireworks and laser display. Everyone is very happy but tired.

  • World Book Day

    date posted: 08/03/19
    Twelve Year 4 children had a wonderful day at the King Power stadium taking part in World Book Day activities with LCFC. We had some amazing potato book characters in school and the children loved hearing the teachers favourite stories.