SMSC at Fourlanesend
· 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.
· reflecting on cultural music, understanding the messages behind them;
· emotionally responding to performing, listening and the composing of music.