Tuesday 15th December is our next SMSVC day of the year, where we collapse the timetable to cover our PSHE curriculum.

Below is a brief outline of the topics that will be covered during the day by each year group. The theme for this day is vocations, where we will look at God’s calling and types of work that children feel they are suited to doing.

You may wish to have discussions in advance with your children so that they and yourselves have an awareness about what they will be learning. For more detailed information please look at our website curriculum maps for a more thorough outline of what each lesson will entail.

Year 5:

  • Same but different – Understand the similarities and differences between school and work.
  • Skills and qualities – Understanding the skills and qualities needed in the workplace to succeed.
  • Stand up job – Discuss the different skills and qualities needed for a variety of careers.
  • CV Writing – Understand what a CV is and to be able to write one with their current skills, qualities and experience.

Year 6:

  • Skills and qualities – Understanding the skills and qualities needed in the workplace to succeed.
  • Aspirations – Discuss their ambitions and aspirations for the future and guide children in the right direction.
  • CV Writing – Understand what a CV is and to be able to write one with their current skills, qualities and experience.
  • Money and budgeting – To understand how to budget money and to remove any unessential expenditure.

Year 7:

  • Entrepreneurs – Understand what an entrepreneur is and look at the skills and qualities they possess to become successful.
  • Enterprise task 1 (Design) – To complete a branding design task for a chocolate bar company.
  • Enterprise task 2 (Advertising) – To produce a TV and print advert for a company and present.
  • Enterprise task 3 (Invention) – To create an invention and be able to pitch the idea to the class.

Year 8:

  • Job family questionnaire – To look at potential careers and their job families.
  • Growing careers – To understand about career choices and looking at individuals’ different values and how these influence people’s actions.
  • CV Writing – Understand what a CV is and to be able to write one with their current skills, qualities and experience.
  • Future education options – Looking towards High School and beyond, how can children achieve their dream job.

If you have any concerns, please contact the school regarding your query but also look at the school website curriculum maps which have ideas about what you could do with your child and also some links which are available on the website and also in out safeguarding policy.

 

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