Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Education

We use the term SMSC to incorporate the teaching of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic) education, RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) as well as the wider offer of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education.

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An overview of PSHE, RSE & Health and SMSC at Meadow

At Meadow, we take a broad and thorough approach to the delivery of PSHE (including RSE & Health) and SMSC. Individual PSHE lessons equating to 30 minutes per week, are introduced through an age appropriate picture book or the use of a short animated film.

We work in a thematic approach covering many areas, all of which have a focus on the equality act and the nine protected characteristics. Themes include: No Outsiders; Anti-bullying; Inspirational People; Britain and Diversity; British Values; Drugs & was Alcohol; Relationships and Sex Education; Knocking down Stereotypes; More in Common (Seeking Asylum); Global Goals for Sustainable Development; and Challenging Homophobia. we also have a comprehensive programme to teach about mental health and wellbeing.

Staff at Meadow receive regular training on different aspects of SMSC, delivered by the coordinator who is also a Specialist Leader in Education and and SSAT Global Learning lead practitioner.

We focus on questioning, philosophy and discussion in order to enable the children to explore the subject matters in depth within the time frames given. Children contribute to the creation of iMovies which evidence the richness of these sessions.

Alongside the separate PSHE lessons, we ensure that PSHE, Global and SMSC values are threaded throughout our curriculum e.g. Diversity within the Roman Empire; Use of sustainable palm oil to prevent deforestation of Rainforests; Giving multiple different images of the same place when learning about the wider world in geography; Writing for a real purpose (to make a change) within English.

By threading these humanity based concepts throughout all subjects, children are able to identify the links actions and consequences in a global context.

Assemblies are used as learning opportunities relating to SMSC themes and we provide a wide range of stand-alone opportunities throughout the school year that support this area of learning.

We record much of our learning using iMovie. Have a look at some of the learning that has been taking place.


PD SMSC Policy incorporating PSHE .pdf

SMSC Policy

A comprehensive overview of our provision in SMSC including PSHE.

PD RSE & Health Policy.pdf

RSE Policy

Details about our provision in relation to Relationships and Sex Education.

QofE PSHE Book overview.pdf

Book overview

We update our areas of learning continuously, but this document will provide you with a taste of some of the texts we share with our learners.

My Happy Mind

At Meadow, we use My Happy Mind to learn about how our brain works and to help us learn what to do to make our minds and brains work well. We learn about positive and negative mental health and strategies that we can use in everyday life to support positive mental wellbeing.

iMovie Gallery

Have a browse at some of the movies our learners have made whilst learning about Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural, Health, Economic & Relationship issues.

Odd Egg Y2.mov

The Odd Egg

Embracing difference

Ghana Equality.mov

Emmeline Pankhurst

Gender Equality

Brazil Global Goals.mov

World's Largest Lesson

At Meadow, we all take part in the 'World's Largest Lesson' which examines the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Our children make their own pledges to contribute positively to their world.

Astbury lodge.mov

Ellesmere Port Project

Children visited the residents of Astbury Lodge nursing home to find out more about their town.

Australia Theme 1.MOV

Two Monsters

I Walk With Vanessa Japan.mp4

I Walk With Vanessa

new.MOV

People Who Inspire Us

David Attenborough

Rosa Parks.mov

People Who Inspire Us

Rosa Parks

Adrift Making Waves (1).mp4

Adrift

Meadow Primary School took a lead in the 'Adrift' project which involved a network of primary schools, working together to breakdown stereotypes. Children examined the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers. They looked at reasons that people seek asylum, and discussed the labels that these people are given along their journey. They related the project to themes such as 'home', 'hope' and 'humanity'. All year groups created artwork relating to the project.

Message from children.mp4

A message during Covid lockdowns

Theme 1 - Year 5 Greece

How to Heal a Broken Wing

Theme 1: Invisible Boy Ghana Year 4.mov

The Invisible Boy

Windrush .mov

Britain & Diversity

Exploring the Windrush experience

Theme 1: Robins - Blue Chameleon

Blue Chameleon

My World Your World Y1.mov

My World, Your World

Foodbank Veg.mp4

From garden to Foodbank

Children grew vegetables from seed in our garden. They then delivered these to the local food bank where they were made into a delicious soup which was served in the dining room.

IMG_0014.MOV

Literacy inspired by plastic pollution

IMG_0011.MOV

Literacy inspired by ocean pollution

Malala's magic pencil.mov

Malala's Magic Pencil

Red.mov

Red: A crayon's Story

Malala.mov

People Who Inspire Us

Malala Yousafzai

FINAL CITIZENSHIP MOVIE.mov

Citizenship Movie

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child

Beeston.mov

Residential Visits

A chance to learn outdoors, problem solve, build bonds, form relationships, be independent, think critically, enrich experiences, develop social and emotional confidence, ignite passions and have FUN!

Butterflies.mov

General Election 2019

Our youngest pupils explore democracy and voting in this General Election activity.

Inspirational People.mov

Inspirational People

Exploring the question 'Who inspires us?'

Great Thunberg MOV

Greta Thunberg & Climate Change

How can we use our voices to make positive changes? What can we change to make a positive impact on our environment?