Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural understanding
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of our children is essential to the way we work at Eden Park Primary and Nursery School and is fully explained in our policy.
In addition we believe that our four core values of Creativity, Independence, Teamwork and Respect support the children with their SMSC understanding and these form the cornerstones of every one of our Learning Experiences. They are planned for and taught.
These are partnered with British values to deliver a highly effective curriculum model and filter throughout the life of the school. For example, the school runs a fully supported school council to value democracy and the relationship between democracy and our core values of respect and teamwork are consistently strong.
The following are only some of the examples of how both SMSC and British values being directly linked to our curriculum. Our full curriculum can be found on this website.
Key Stage One:
“Help the Heroes”: Respecting the environment around us and inventing methods of how to recycle. (Social and Moral/ Rule of law)
“Angels”: Exploring the meaning of light in religion and exploring angels from different cultures including Christianity. (Moral and Spiritual/ Mutual respect and tolerance)
“Around the World”: Discovering how different countries and cultures live and celebrate. (Cultural and Social/ Individual liberty)
Year 3 and 4:
“Inside and Out”: A detailed look at emotions and repossess, making inferences and connections. (Spiritual, Social and Moral/ Individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance)
“Our Jungle Book”: Studying ‘The Great Kapok Tree,’ then writing our own story based on this to persuade the local council to look after our woodlands, looking at responsibility to protect animals and their habitats. Culminating in a show. (Moral/ Democracy and the Rule of Law)
“Jet Set Go”: Investigating countries around the world in terms of geography and culture to produce persuasive text. (Cultural and Moral/ Respect and tolerance)
Year 5 and 6:
“Night at the Museum”: A study of four ancient civilisations and their influences upon modern society. (Spiritual and Cultural/ Democracy)
“Blue Planet III”: An examination into the environmental impact of humans. (Cultural and Moral/ Democracy)
“Beyond reasonable doubt": An opportunity to explore the criminal justice system and take part in a mock court. (Moral/ Rule of Law)
“Dragons’ Den": An exciting experience in which children start and run their own businesses, raising money for the school, themselves and to invest in a 3rd world entrepreneur. (Social and Moral/ Individual liberty)