SMSC

PROMOTING SMSC ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

ENGLISH contributes to children’s SMSC development through:

• Developing confidence and expertise in language, which is an important aspect of individual and social identity;

• Enabling pupils to understand and engage with the feelings and values embodied in high quality poetry, fiction, drama, film and television;

• Developing pupils’ awareness of moral and social issues in fiction, journalism, magazines, radio, television and film;

• Helping pupils to understand how language changes over time, the influences on spoken, and written language and social attitudes to the use of language

SCIENCE contributes to children’s SMSC development through:

• Encouraging pupils to reflect on the wonder of the natural world;

• Awareness of the ways that science and technology can affect society and the environment;

• Consideration of the moral dilemmas that can result in scientific developments;

• Showing respect for differing opinions, on creation for example;

• Co-operation in practical activity;

• Raising awareness that scientific developments are the product of many different cultures.

GEOGRAPHY contributes to children’s SMSC development through:

• Opportunities for reflection on the creation, earth’s origins, future and diversity are given;

• Reflection on the fair distribution of the earth’s resources and issues surrounding climate change;

• Studies of people and physical geography gives our children the chance to reflect on the social and cultural characteristics of other countries

ART contributes to SMSC by:

• Art lessons develop children’s aesthetic appreciation

• In turn Art evokes feelings of ‘awe’ and ‘wonder’;

• Giving pupils the chance to reflect on nature, their environment and surroundings.

• Studying artists with spiritual or religious theme, issues raised by artists which concerns ethical such as war paintings

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY lessons make a particular contribution to children’s SMSC development through:

• Refection on products and inventions, the diversity of material and ways in which design can improve the quality of our lives;

• Awareness of the moral dilemmas created by technological advances;

• How different cultures have contributed to technology;

• Opportunities to work as a team, recognising others’ strengths, sharing equipment.