SMSC

At Prestolee Primary School we seek to provide a wide range of learning opportunities for all and celebrate the successes of individuals and the whole community. We believe spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) underpins everything we do and is part of the ethos and everyday life of our school.

Spiritual 

Pupils' spiritual development is shown by their: 

  • beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life & their interest in & respect for different people’s feelings & values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences

  

 

Trying new things!

 

Exploring the world around us. 

 

  

Learning in different ways

 

 

Learning outside the classroom.

  

Investigating the natural world.

 

  

 

We are proud of our

achievements!

 

 

 Finding things out. 

 

 

New and exciting learning. 

 

 

 

 

Reflecting together. 

 

Moral 

Pupils' moral development is shown by their: 

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives 
  • understanding of the consequences of their actions
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues

 

Lots of discussion and debates during Parliament week.

 

 

Taking turns and sharing. 

 

Promoting children's rights with our steering group. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking about right and wrong during key worker time. 

 

 

 

 

Digital leaders taking responsibility for the promotion of e-safety. 

 

 

Visit from former Sergeant Major Turner to tell us all about the 'Invictus Games'. 

 

 

Working together to take care of the community. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic role models supporting our younger children. 

 

 

Learning about the roles of those who help us. 


Social 

Pupils' social development is shown by their: 

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • interest in, and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels.

 

Children working as a team. 

 

 

and the teachers too! 

 

 

Linking and learning with other schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events organised by our fantastic PTFA.

 

 

Learning about money with 'Natwest Money Sense'.

 

 

Performing for our families. 

  

Sharing books in school with our Prestolee families. 

 

 

 

Promoting anti-bullying day with odd socks. 

 

 

Working together and team building. 


Cultural 

Pupils' cultural development is shown by their: 

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage
  • willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities

 

 

 

Learning about different cultures and celebrations.

 

 

Reading and in-depth discussion during book club. 

 

 

 

Drama in our English lessons. 

 

 

Learning all about our heritage. 

 

 

Listening to and responding to live music. 

 

 

Remembering and raising awareness through poetry. 

 

 

Teachers off to France as part of Erasmus funded project.

 

 

Being inspired to read and write poetry. 

 

Creating music from around the world.