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North Baddesley Infant School

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SMSC

At North Baddesley Infant 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. The promotion of SMSC development is important because it develops the whole child, equipping them with a moral compass and a positive set of values in order to thrive in a rapidly changing society. We therefore aim to provide a curriculum that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop:

 

  • their own values and beliefs
  • their own spiritual awareness
  • their own high standards of personal behaviour
  • a positive, caring attitude towards other people
  • an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
  • an appreciation of the diversity and richness of their cultures.
  • an understanding of the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

 

We believe in fostering life long learning through providing an environment that values mutual trust and respect, honesty and equality and seeks to develop everyone’s potential. We provide excellent learning opportunities for all and celebrate the successes of individuals and the whole community.

 

At North Baddesley Infant School we promote SMSC through a wide range of exciting, interactive and fun ways. A range of examples are detailed below:

Social

Our social development is how we learn to play together, to co-operate and work together in groups, in our classes, our year groups and in the whole school community.

 

  • School council

  • School trips

  • Talk partners

  • Buddies

  • Clubs both during school time and after school

  • Play leaders

  • Productions (Christmas and end of year 2)

  • Community events throughout the year

  • Charity fundraising events

  • Transition with local pre schools and the juniors

  • PSHCE curriculum

  • Nurture groups

  • ELSA, time to talk, friendship groups

  • Visitors

  • Sports afternoons and team games

 

Moral

Our moral development is how we learn to understand what is right and wrong.

 

  • RE – value of different cultures and beliefs

  • Assemblies

  • Wider community – vicar/church visits

  • Police visits

  • Celebration assembly awards linked to school values

  • Respecting different viewpoints/cultures/religions

  • Philosophy for Children (P4C)

  • Circle time – PSHCE curriculum

  • Debates explored through History and other subjects

  • Children have a keen sense of right and wrong

  • Mutual respect embedded throughout the school

 

Spiritual

Our spiritual development is having a sense of awe and wonder of our amazing world. We also reflect on what we do and think about how we can improve

 

  • RE – Living Difference curriculum

  • Science -Awe and wonder – Living eggs, caterpillars

  • Children are reflective about learning, respond to feedback

  • Class story time – opportunity for reflection/discussion

  • Philosophy for Children (P4C)

  • Drama workshops – exploring and reflecting key themes and emotions

  • Inspirational visitors e.g. authors

  • Assembly – reflection time

  • Follow children’s interests in EYFS provision

  • Year group and whole school trips/enrichment opportunities – awe and wonder moments

  • Focus weeks – World book week

  • Weekly whole school singing assembly

 

Cultural

Our cultural development is finding out about and celebrating how other people lived their lives now and in the past. It is also how we do things in our school, our community and our world.

 

  • Events covered in the curriculum e.g Great fire of London, Kings and queens, Gunpowder Plot

  • British Values promoted through curriculum, topics and assemblies

  • A range of clubs which promote an interest in many areas – art/dance/drama/football/choir/multi sports

  • E-safety

  • School trips

  • Traditions celebrated e.g. St Georges day, Easter, Christmas

  • Celebration of events such as Royal weddings, Olympics

  • Stories from different cultures

  • Visitors

  • Links to other cultures in our community – parents, staff, pupils

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