08th November 2019
Dear Parents and Carers
SMSC Day 15th November 2019
SMSC stands for social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
This November, our SMSC day will be school based for all year groups. The programme for this term
is part of our drive to ensure that Stalham High School meets the statutory obligations with regards
We have organised a series of workshops which support the annual national campaign to
stamp out bullying in schools. The workshops will ensure that our year 7 students
understand the meaning of bullying and will give them strategies to deal with it.
Anti-bullying week runs from Monday 11th November to Friday 15th November and the
theme this year is “Change Starts with Us”.
Community First Aid:
*Students should attend in non-school uniform – as they will be doing much work on the
floor. Clothes should be comfortable. No skirts, strappy or cropped tops.*
Students will be working in groups under the guidance of a Community First
Responder. They will learn about emergency management, calling 999 and some first aid
procedures such as dealing with burns, epilepsy, and stroke. They will practice getting a
simulated casualty into the recovery position, CPR and how to respond to someone
Year 9 students will be learning about different aspects of finance that are relevant to
them now and in the future. There are four different workshops:
1. How to Pay, Credit or Debit – Investigating methods of payment and learning about
2. Keeping Money Safe – Understanding the need for bank accounts and how to keep their
money safe, being able to recognise and protect themselves from fraud and scams.
3. Keeping in Control- Advertising – Investigating how advertising can affect spending, and
the choices people make when managing a budget
4. Charity & Finance – investigating fundraising, methods of donating to charity and how &
why charities advertise. In houses the students will plan fund raising games of chance to
take place during charities week in December.
Health & Wellbeing:
Year 10 students will be working in groups and will experience a range of workshops
designed to focus on specific topics relating to their future health and personal
wellbeing. This will include workshops on fitness for life; mindfulness; healthy eating and
snack analysis. There will also be a session on testicular cancer (for boys) and breast
cancer (for girls) which will be delivered in single-sex groups.
Periods 1 – 3 Humanities Masterclass:
Students will be working in their geography/history group for the first half of the day.
A Master class for Exam Paper 2 - Challenges in the human environment.
Students will be in their normal geography classes for the sessions. The focus will be
revisiting work initially covered in year 9 and studying in depth, the case study of Nigeria -
a newly emerging economy.
The session will cover political, social, cultural and environmental aspects of Nigeria.
Changing relationships with the wider world and how its economy is changing - with a
focus on TNC's such as Shell oil.
The year 11 history students will be completing a unit as part of the Anglo-Saxon topic
called "1066 and the invasions”. It will focus on the 4 candidates for the throne of England
and the battles that ensued. Students will then complete an assessment on the battle of
Periods 3 – 5 English Masterclass:
Students will focus on English Language examination skills to help them to prepare for
their mock exam in January. The session will also include revision of Shakespeare,
Anthology Poetry and their 19th Century Novel. This is all in preparation for the mock exam
We look forward to sharing photos of the day with you via the website and social media.