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St Francis Xavier's RC Primary School

‘The Spirit of God Shines in Our Hearts'

SMSC

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) 

 

St Francis Xavier’s School is a Catholic School which seeks to live out the gospel values of Jesus Christ. We promote these values by our words and our deeds, and our Catholic doctrine and practice therefore permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. We provide a Catholic curriculum which is broad and balanced, recognising that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Gen 1: 27). Our curriculum is designed to enable every pupil to grow in the love of Jesus, share that love with one another and be tolerant, show respect and excel in their citizenship.

Please also refer to British Values Documentation.

 

  • Links with the Archdiocese of Cardiff
  • Pupil and staff Code of Conduct
  • Sports leaders
  • Councils: School and Eco 
  • Strong relationships with parents 
  • Respect and Tolerance week: learning about influencial people such as Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela
  • Visit to faith communities: Belmont Abbey, synagogue and mosque 
  • Fundraising to create international perspective: Kenya Outreach, Operation Christmas Child, Water Aid and Diabetes awareness day 
  • NSPCC workshop "Speak Out, Stay Safe"

Islamic Education and Art Day (Whole School)

CAFOD Charity Event

 

CAFOD Charity Fair 

In every year, children practised "Giving Something Up" for charity. Children collected old toys, made items to sell (including biscuits, boxes and name tags) and made games to raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves. 

In the afternoon, children from KS2 accompanied children from KS1 around the different stalls. Well done to everyone for raising hundreds of pounds for a great cause!

 

Eco Council: Water Bottle Challenge

 

As part of our moral responsibility to care for our planet, the Eco Council have set us a mission... to ban single use plastic water bottles in school. Plastic takes hundreds of years to break down in the environment and it poses a great threat to animals that may mistake it for food or become entangled in it. Therefore, at St Francis Xavier's it has become our challenge to bring only reusable bottles to school.  Have you spotted any of the Eco Council posters around school?

 

 

Year Two: Thanksgiving 

 

 

During their R.E topic, Year Two have been learning all about the importance of showing gratitude and giving thanks to others. They even learnt how to say 'thank you' in a range of languages!

Lenten Promises 

 

Children in every year group completed their Lenten Promises this week. This has encouraged children to think of those less fortunate than themselves and to sacrifice something like Jesus did during his fasting for forty days and nights. 

Year 6 Unity and Friendship Tree

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As part of R.E, children in Year 6 have been discussing how friendships can flourish. They discussed the qualities of a fantastic friend, including humility, loyalty and kindness. 

 

Judaism Week 

 

Throughout the school, children spent the week learning about a the beliefs and traditions of Judaism. We discussed how people's different viewpoints and traditions should be celebrated. Year Two make Challah breach which Jewish people eat when they celebrate Shabbat. 

 

 

Year Five and Six 'Write Stuff' Focus: Refugees

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In Year 5, children have been writing and performing speeches based on 'Azzi in Between'. This is the tale of a girl who flees her war-torn country to find a safe new home. Year 5 children demonstrated their respectful and caring attitudes through discussing how we welcome new children into our school and how differences between us should be seen as a cause of celebration.

 

In Year 6, children have also been writing from the perspective of a child seeking refuge in our country. Through discussions and a range of literature, children discussed how children must be feeling and the support we can offer to those in need. 

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