St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

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Our Wholesome Curriculum encompasses: • Heart- Feelings and responding • Head- ‘sticky knowledge’ • Hands- physical skills •Health- physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental

SMSC-Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural development

The SMSC development of our children underpins all that we aim to achieve for those in our care at St Nicholas CEVC Primary School. We aim to provide all of our stakeholders with the opportunity to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.

SMSC at our school is integrated into the curriculum through our daily worship times, PSHRE, enrichment opportunities, trips, extra-curricular clubs and throughout the daily life of the whole school community.

Spiritual development

At St Nicholas CEVC Primary school, we seek to help all our children to become more aware of their spirituality by providing opportunities to question and reflect. Our ethos and values, as well as the explicit learning and teaching within our school, aims to provide children with the knowledge to develop, explore and respect the lives, beliefs and traditions of others in the world around them.

Moral development

At St Nicholas CEVC Primary school,  it is our duty to encourage all learners to develop moral values by providing the children with opportunities to look at choices, rights and wrongs and the idea of justice. Our Christian values (Respect, Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Thankfulness and Friendship) underpin the success and life of the school.

Social Development

We wholeheartedly seek to encourage the children to develop the skills required to become active citizens, so that they make valuable and worthwhile contributions to the school community, the wider local community and to the world at large. We seek to teach the children the skills of co-operation, team work, initiative, responsibility, collaboration and resilience which are the core features of all aspects of school life.

Cultural development

At St Nicholas CEVC Primary school, we seek to encourage our children to explore and understand their own cultural identity and the cultural diversity within society. We provide opportunities to appreciate other people’s traditions.

Values and beliefs are shared through explicit teaching in Music, Art, English, History and Geography. Visits and trips also contain explicit opportunities to extend the children’s cultural experience and understanding.

SMSC at our school