Important Message
Parents' Information

At Someries Infant and Nursery School, My Big Voice sessions are held on a weekly basis to develop our pupils’ ability to answer ‘big’ questions and to develop their moral and social awareness.

These sessions are also focused on developing pupils’ ethical intelligence as well as their ability to debate topical issues at an age-appropriate level.

A selection of our My Big Voice questions
Early Years
  • What do you say if somebody takes a toy?
  • How do we respect others?
  • How do we celebrate?
  • How can we say thank you?
  • How do we make friends?
  • What do we do if we see somebody doing something wrong?
Year One
  • Should we recycle?
  • Should we have pets?
  • Should we raise the Titanic?
  • Should children decide when to go to bed?
  • Is it okay to hunt animals?
  • Why should the School Parliament communicate with me?
Year Two
  • Should children be able to wear their own clothes to school?
  • How will our local community be affected by an airport expansion?
  • Should children be able to bring sweets into school to celebrate their birthday?
  • What makes a good School Parliament representative?
  • Do all election have to be fair?
  • What is aSchool Parliament?
  • What is a democracy and how does it affect me?
Our My Big Voice sessions are one way in which we promote British values and the development of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. You can find further details regarding other aspects of our work in these areas below.
British values and spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC)

At Someries Infant and Nursery School we recognise that the personal development of children – spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) – plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide a broad and balanced education that provides children with inherent opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, their own spiritual awareness, their own high expectations of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of their cultures.

As a school, we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs as part of our provision of SMSC.

Read our policy for children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) (incorporating fundamental British values)