SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural. We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.
We aim to develop SMSC in an on-going way through all areas of the new curriculum. This is a whole school issue and SMSC should be evident not only within lessons but within all aspects of school life.
We therefore aim to deliver an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards 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 other cultures.
All adults at will model and promote expected behaviour, treating all people as unique and valuable individuals and showing respect for pupils and their families.
Across the school we supported Food Action Week. Every class looked at different themes across the week, such as Fairtrade, researching where our food comes from, food waste and how we can reduce our waste. Please look at some of the lovely things we did across the week.
For International Woman’s Day, each class had an inspirational woman to research. During the week, the children completed some lovely work.
- Reception learnt about the careers woman can have. They learnt how women do many jobs such as those which have in the past been seen as jobs for men. They looked at many careers and inspirational woman, such as the first female astronaut, Mae C. Jemison.
- Y1 learnt all about Amelia Earhart and Bessie Coleman, who reached her dreams despite prejudice.
- Y2 learnt all about women of medicine, such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Mary Seacole.
- Y3 learnt all about Mary Anning (Women in Science)
- Y4 learnt all about women’s right to vote and the Suffragette struggle. They learnt about Sarah Parker Remond.
- Y5 learnt about the naturalist, Jane Goodall. They researched all about the work she did for forest conservation. Year 5 linked this to their topic on the rainforest.
- Y6 learnt about the inspirational Claudia Jones and linked this to their geography topic on migration.