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The half-termly planner links below will tell you what we are learning in SMSC


Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

You can find out what the children will be learning  in more detail in PSHE by looking at the year group curriculum plan

Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6 

‘SMSC and PSHE’ are buzz phrases in education and a focus for Ofsted inspections, but you may wonder what they actually mean!?


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

 We ensure that whole school assemblies link to SMSC & British Values on a weekly basis, and include enrichment opportunities to further consolidate our children’s understanding of SMSC objectives.

For example:

  • United Nations ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly foci
  • ‘Celebrating Black Excellence’ workshops
  • Anti-bullying and Inclusion themed learning week
  • Go givers ‘Make a Difference Challenge’ child-led fundraising for the local community 
  • Road safety demonstrations
  • Police, MP & fire brigade visits
  • Smart school council (see pupil voice for more detail)
  • Current affairs discussion club
  • Careers and enterprise week

...and much more!

Our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum sets out clearly where our PSHE learning objectives link to SMSC/British Values objectives.  Every year group records their PSHE/SMSC outcomes in a shared class ‘big book’ and has a ‘special books shelf’ which displays a careful selection of fiction books that represent various cultures, sexualities, different types of families, life experiences, social issues and moral dilemmas. The selection also includes non-fiction books with topical information about current affairs such as refugees, sustainability, democracy and the rule of law.  These fabulous books are listed in our PSHE curriculum maps – see link for reference.