Below is a link to the whole year of events that promote SMSC.
SMSC stands for – Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education helps children develop personal qualities, which are valued in a civilised society; for example, thoughtfulness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence, and self-respect. At Yorkley Primary School we teach these qualities across the curriculum, discretely and throughout school life. It is interlinked to our school values and ethos.
• to include everyone
• to treat everyone equally
• respecting all differences
• a commitment to healthy and open relationships
• a sense of purpose that things can change and be transformed
• to show perseverance, to keep going
We held class elections for school council & eco committee members click the link to see what they did! We learnt all about democracy, planning a campaign, talking to the class, secret voting and then counting the votes cast. We thought it was a fair way to select our members
We are trying hard to recognise how the elements of SMSC that are implicit and explicit in our learning has an impact on how we develop as young citizens. We often have times where a topic has lent itself to debate and discussion that isn’t always recorded, but still has an impact on our learning, understanding and opinions. To show this through our displays we are currently voting on 4 symbols that we think as a school represent SMSC, we will also show British Values by a BV symbol. When these have been democratically voted on, we will reveal these symbols, so that if you see them on the displays you will know what they mean.
Also the teachers have been busy looking at their planning to really provide meaningful opportunities to deepen our learning through SMSC and Global links. If you see a blue dot in our books, don’t worry it means that we had a discussion around a topic generated from our learning! Look out for these new symbols on our display boards.
New and hot off the press! The children are taking over Mondays’ assembly. Each class will have the opportunity to plan and deliver an exciting assembly.
They will chose their own theme whether it be from current news affairs, issues that affect the Global community, a moral story or a story from the bible. How the children plan and deliver the content will be up to them! Keep an eye out for posts and photos.