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SMSC through 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.

Mathematics can provide a contribution to children’s SMSC by:

·       Enabling pupils to acknowledge the important contribution made to mathematics by non-western cultures.

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 society.

History makes a contribution to children’s SMSC by:

·       Looking at the creation and evolution of British society;

·       Enabling pupils to reflect on issues such as black history, invasion of the British Isles and Imperialism;

·       Showing an awareness of the moral implications of the actions of historical figures.

Computing contributes to children’s SMSC development through:

 ·       Preparing the children for the challenges of living and learning in a technologically-enriched, increasingly inter-connected world;

·       Making clear the guidelines about the ethical use of the internet;

·       Acknowledging advances in technology and appreciation for human achievement.

Children’s SMSC development is actively promoted through PE by:

 ·       Activities involving co-operation, teamwork, competition, rules, self-discipline and fair play;

·       Exploring the sports and traditions of a variety of cultures.

·       Individual activities that provide the opportunity for self-reflection, awareness and challenge.

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 themes, issues raised by artists which concern ethical issues, such as War painting or climate change.


D.T. lessons make a particular contribution to children’s SMSC development through:

 ·       Reflecting on products and inventions, the diversity of materials 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.

MFL contribute to the children's SMSC development:

 ·       Children may gain insights into the way of life, cultural traditions, moral and social developments of other people;

·       Social skills are developed through group activities and communication exercises.

·       Listening skills are improved through oral/aural work.

Music contributes to children’s SMSC

development through:

 ·       reflecting on cultural music, understanding the messages behind them;

·        emotionally responding to performing, listening and the composing of music.


To read our SMSC Policy, please click here.