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SMSC and Values

SMSC and the Curriculum

SMSC is about developing the whole person through Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural experiences.

In our school SMSC is promoted through different subject areas.


We develop our awareness of the power of music by reflecting and expressing our own thoughts and feelings and our willingness to participate and respond to musical and cultural opportunities.


We foster awareness and understanding of a range of believes and practises in our community and the wider world. SMSC within RE, helps pupils develop their sense of identity and belonging in an increasingly diverse society.


We prepare for the challenges of living and learning in a technology enriched world, making clear guidelines about the ethical use of the internet.


We study a variety of genres which develops our awareness of moral and social issues, while increasing confidence and expertise in language which is an important aspect of our individual and social identity.


We appreciate that mathematics contributes to our everyday life and by working together we are able to achieve better results. We explore patterns and mathematical relationships using logical reasoning to help us make decisions and choices.


We are encouraged to reflect on the wonder of the natural world. By showing an awareness of the way science can effect society and the environment, we show respect for different opinions.


We appreciate the achievements of past societies and the motivation of individuals, recognising that actions have consequences, by considering the results of events and decisions made in history.


We create opportunities to reflect on the diverse nature of our world, thinking about changing landscapes and the environment and developing our awareness of issues surrounding climate change.


We use art to develop our aesthetic appreciation, exploring feelings of awe and wonder. Through the study of artists, we learn about spiritual and religious themes such as war.

Design Technology:

During our investigations, we have opportunities to work as a team, share equipment and recognise each other’s strengths.

Physical Education:

Through activities involving teamwork, cooperation, competition, rules, self-discipline and fair play, we develop the skills of self-reflection, personal awareness and challenge.


Values-based Education

At East Dene Primary School, we are very excited to introduce our Values-based curriculum. It is an approach that creates a strong learning environment for children, and develops their social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives. Through meeting with parents, staff and school council, we have created six values that will be incorporated throughout the children’s learning. These values are:

  1. Respect
  2. Friendship
  3. Resilience
  4. Kindness
  5. Responsibility
  6. Empathy

Each half term, one of these values will be celebrated, and will be incorporated into the children’s learning.  Using these values, children will discover the very best of themselves, which enables them to be good citizens and prepare them for their lives in the future.