Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Curriculum
The SMSC Curriculum At Merstham Primary School
The SMSC Curriculum at Merstham Primary School uses the SEAL materials, our whole school Thrive approach, British Values and the school's Values. Some of the ways that we promote SMSC throughout the school are set out below:
- The school Values are evident in every classroom and in corridors around the school.
- Weekly assemblies reflect the ‘School Values’, celebrate acts of kindness and promote British Values.
- Themes such as Anti-bullying, racism, kindness ambassadors, Tolerance and relationships are addressed throughout the year, through planned opportunities and are incidental when the need arises.
- Learning about and celebrating the differences between us, our families, abilities, beliefs and celebrations.
- Valuing everybody equally, celebrating events from a range of different cultures. This can include visits from family members to share how they celebrate at home.
- Celebrating multi-faith festivals and special days through music, art, visits from parents.
- Talking and learning about the people who are special to them at home and outside their home.
- Thrive room (timetabled by Thrive Practitioner) and ‘Bucket Club’ allows children to have indoor provision to use their imagination and express their emotions in a supportive way.
- Merstham Primary School’s Values, rules/expectations, Zones of Regulation and Behaviour charts are visible in each classroom.
- Children have a worry monster in every classroom, where children are encouraged to put their worries inside and the teacher responds to these.
- Residential trips that encourage taking risks, encouraging motivation and being independent.
- Links with the local community, Rotary Club, Stripy Stork and other local charities and events.