Cupernham Infant School

Together we care, we learn and we enjoy SUCCESS!

Our Values

Together we:

  • Are kind and caring
  • Are polite and friendly
  • Show and receive respect
  • Help and teach others to play and learn well

We Learn because we:

  • Enjoy lively learning and want to get better
  • Try hard and do our best
  • Practise and think carefully
  • Explore and investigate: we try new challenges
  • Create and imagine
  • Use our staying power so we keep going & don’t give up
  • We can be independent and try things on our own

We Enjoy Success because we:

  • Know what we do is important and celebrated
  • Want to be the best we can
  • Each have our own special skills
  • Want to grow and to achieve
  • Are responsible for the choices we make
  • Aim high so we can reach our goals
  • Celebrate the success of others too

Together we Care, we Learn and we Enjoy Success!

Be Kind, Be Safe: THINK!

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and Promoting British Values at Cupernham Infant School

As an Infant school, we believe that the core values outlined above have to be lived consistently in daily school experiences for the children to gain true understanding and to apply the skills they learn.

Our provision centres on promoting caring and trusting relationships based on mutual trust, respect and tolerance. We celebrate individual success and personal responsibility and we want children to enjoy the result of their efforts in all aspects of learning.

Our vision for all children is that they thrive and mature into caring, responsible adults with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to enjoy their lives and make positive contributions.

SMSC is central to learning and the life of our school. Through this fundamental British values (as defined in the government’s Prevent strategy) are actively promoted. These values are:

Democracy: All children know that they are listened to and supported in expressing their ideas. Through class and school councils children actively experience democratic processes. Many roles of responsibility require voting, careful application and decision-making so that children appreciate the importance of their role. Assembly themes and aspects of the curriculum- especially humanities and literacy, provide further opportunity for children to learn about democracy. In all aspects of social learning, children learn skills for collaboration and turn-taking.

The Rule Of Law The fairness and consistency of our behaviour procedures are developed carefully and are clearly linked to class, playtime and lunchtime rules. Children learn the importance of telling the truth and of taking responsibility for our actions. They gain a clear appreciation of right and wrong linked to the Cupernham Values. These principles are developed through assembly themes and promoted through the curriculum. Children’s self-awareness and emotional literacy are actively promoted such as through using colour to convey moods and feelings. They know the importance of ‘Be Kind, be safe- THINK!’ in personal decision making and so appreciate that many rules are there to keep everyone safe. Playground rules and responsibilities are a daily reminder of this and can be linked to wider society such as through visits from people in authority (police, fire and rescue services).

Individual Liberty Settling into school and class routines places a clear emphasis on personal responsibility and choice. Children know the importance of thinking, working and acting independently, making choices and being responsible for the consequences. Paired and group activities are structured so as to develop each child’s capacity to express a viewpoint. PSHE sessions and e-safety learning provide practical opportunities to apply this learning. Children also have a clear ‘say’ in class, year group and school wide decisions.

Mutual Respect Children learn from consistent modelling of mutual respect and politeness towards others. This underpins our behaviour policy and all interactions in school. We celebrate diversity within our community and the children enjoy Wide World Wednesday assemblies. Themes exploring diversity, similarity and differences feature in PSHE and RE whilst a range of faith events are covered in our assembly programme.

Ways we promote children’s spiritual development:

  • Thoughtful assemblies and special events such as Christingle for YR
  • Class assemblies and Christmas plays based on the nativity
  • A celebration of our natural environment
  • A Creative response in arts and music as evident in our Artsmark Gold achievement
  • Special trips including to Romsey Abbey
  • Special weeks- such as Creative and Science Weeks
  • Community and fund-raising events
  • Gaining a pride in personal achievement and effort
  • Clubs

Ways we promote moral development:

  • A thorough PSED and PSHE programme
  • Many opportunities for discussion and review
  • Discussing choices and consequences
  • ELSA- emotional literacy support
  • Friendship groups
  • Assemblies
  • Playground pals and roles of responsibility
  • Team games and group activities
  • Supporting charities and
  • Rewards
  • Clubs

Ways we promote social development:

  • A caring culture
  • A thorough PSED and PSHE programme
  • Paired activities talk partners and structured group activities
  • Many opportunities for discussion and review
  • Discussing choices and consequences
  • ELSA- emotional literacy support
  • Friendship groups
  • Assemblies including class assemblies
  • Playground pals and roles of responsibility
  • Team games and activities
  • Trips and special events
  • Helping others- buddying, playtimes and around our classes
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Before and after school clubs
  • Rewards
  • Roles and responsibilities such as Library Learning Leaders
  • Special events

Ways we promote cultural development:

  • A thorough PSED and PSHE programme
  • Many opportunities for discussion and review
  • Wide World Wednesday
  • Cultural events and festivals such as Chinese New Year, Diwali,
  • Artistic and cultural events
  • Celebrating other cultures, faiths and languages
  • Music and dance
  • Book and storytelling events
  • Sporting events
  • ELSA- emotional literacy support
  • Friendship groups
  • Assemblies
  • Playground pals and roles of responsibility