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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

We believe that Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is a strength in our school. It permeates the Curriculum and children have opportunities to develop their understanding of SMSC and explore a range of issues and themes. Wolsey House Primary School has a long term coverage chart of aspects of SMSC. These plans are constantly reviewed and updated so that we can take into account our rapidly changing world.  Different learning opportunities that may arise under these headings. There are photos of the range of activities undertaken on this website.

At Wolsey House Primary School we are committed to ensuring that all children have a well-rounded and balanced curriculum that promotes both academic education and a social education to prepare all children for the future. To meet both of these aims, as well as following the  statutory national curriculum we are developing our own school curriculum that allows all children to be engaged with the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and  Cultural) aims as outlined by the government. We have developed these ideas and merged them with the PHSE Scheme, JIGSAW and Route to Resilience to ensure that our children are equipped with the skills to take their role in today’s society in Britain. We have six strands that our school curriculum will focus on: Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural, Physical and Economic.


Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Moral: Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Social: Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.

Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.


The spiritual development of children is shown by their:


  • Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect or different peoples faiths, feelings and values

  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them

  • Use of imagination and creativity in their learning

  • Willingness to reflect on their experiences


  • The moral development of children is shown by their:


  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England

  • Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions.

  • Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues


    The social development of children is shown by their:


  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with children from different religious, ethnic and socio economic backgrounds

  • Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, co-operating well with others and being able to resolve conflict effectively

  • Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the children develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain


   The cultural development of children is shown by their:


  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others

  • Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain

  • Knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain

  • Willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities

  • Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities



The physical development of children is shown by their:


  • Development of a competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

  • Willingness to be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Willingness to engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Knowledge of how to lead healthy, active lives


The economic development of children is show by their:


  • Willingness to develop knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society

  • Interest to take their place in society as responsible citizens

  • Development of skills and knowledge to manage their money well and make sound financial decisions

An assembly about Children's Rights

NSPCC - Staying Safe - Key Stage 2

Number Day 2019 - fund raising for the NSPCC

Christmas service at St. Patrick's Church

The Choir at Beaumont Hall

The school choir at the Royal Albert Hall

Christmas Puppet Show

Wendy Scales' Assembly