As part of the curriculum students are encouraged to learn about new cultures and celebrate key religious and national celebrations and events throughout the year. Prior’s Court’s SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) curriculum, provides an opportunity to explore cultures through creative activities and sensory experiences, as well as develop motor and social skills.

The learning environment created supports and encourages different cultures and religions to enable young people, through drama, music, art, literature, and cultural events to reflect on their own beliefs and significance. Here are some examples of the events and festivals we celebrate, with a link through to a Facebook gallery for each one:

Chinese New Year - February
Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday - February
St Patrick's Day - March
Easter - March
Diwali - October/November
Halloween - October
Thanksgiving - November
Christmas - December

Example plate for Chinese New Year An American flag and a turkey painted by students for thanksgiving

Our adapted curriculum enables young people at Prior's Court to develop an understanding of their own culture and other cultures in their town, region and in the country as a whole, in a way which suits their learning requirements and cognitive ability. Find out more about our adapted curriculum here.