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SMSVC (Spiritual / Moral / Social / Vocational and Cultural) aims to help the children at English Martyrs’ School to understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many things that are part of growing up. SMSVC helps to give pupils the knowledge skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. SMSVC is part of our everyday life, learning and play with fundamental British Values and our school virtues at the heart of everything we do!

Although SMSVC is covered through all areas of our school life, we also embark on projects to help us develop our life skills further / help others / our community and our environment. Have a look below at what goes on throughout these projects!

Big Debate

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As part of our SMSVC curriculum, children from year 5 attended a Big Debate at the Council Chambers in Birmingham, with five other schools. The children were asked what it's like growing up in Birmingham and how can Birmingham be improved. It was a brilliant day and we definitely have some future leaders!

Reception

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Reception have been hard at work making and selling bread to raise money throughout Lent. This money has gone to the Father Hudson's Charity.

They have also been helping to improve our school environment, by picking litter up as part of our school Eco Team! 

Year 2

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In year 2, they have completed an Enabling Enterprise project, working as a team to choose areas of the school they would like to improve. They continued to use the skills they learnt during EE on our Mad Science Day!

Year 3

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In year 3, they have been busy learning about Fairtrade. They were visited by a fairtrade representative, who taught the children about the importance of trading fairly.

As part of their Lenten fundraising, they had a Lucky Dip. The money raised through this, will go to the Father Hudson's Charity. They also sold virtue chatterboxes, helping to raise money for St Chad's Sanctuary.

Year 5

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Year 5 have been very busy with many different activities! During their Enabling Enterprise Projects, the children worked in groups to create a new board game for the toy store Hamleys. They then marketed these and presented them to Mrs Harper.

As part of their Lenten fundraiser, year 5 made African bead bracelets and monster book marks. The proceeds will be given to the Father Hudson's charity.

Year 5 have also visited the Islamic Exhibtion Experience, where they explored the Islamic faith and its origins.

Year 6

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Year 6 have spent time exploring Cyber-bullying and how to use the internet safely. They have also focused on things that they wonder about....
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