SMSC and PSHE

 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Learning

At Wateringbury, we are keenly aware that we are raising young citizens of whom we want to be proud: young citizens who will, one day, be the next generation of public servants, entrepreneurs, business men and women, religious leaders, mothers and fathers.  It is a huge responsibility and an even greater privilege.

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils is woven through our collective worship, our curriculum and the links we make nationally and globally, the events and activities we lead, our relationships and day-to-day contact with everyone within our school community.

We develop our pupils’ spirituality by immersing them in Christian messages and helping them to understand other faiths.  We encourage them to be curious about the world about them and to reflect on how they contribute to it.

We build a strong moral foundation in our pupils by insisting on standards of behaviour that are exemplary; by exploring the differences between right and wrong; by examining the consequences of choices and actions and by discovering ways to make amends.

We nurture our pupils to be confident, to give generously, to understand differences and to show tolerance.  Above all, we embrace our school’s Christian values which underpin the British values of democracy, law, liberty and respect.

We celebrate our culture and cultures around the world through our curriculum and extra-curricular activities.  We expose our pupils to a wide variety of artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities.  Our intention is to widen the experiences of our children so that they understand and are proud of their cultural heritage and respect and understand other heritages.

Click here to see how we promote British Values at Wateringbury Primary School

 

 SPIRITUALMORALSOCIALCULTURAL
Curriculum    
EYFS

Christianity and prayers

Light: Divali and diva lamps

SEAL and Circle Time

e-Safety

SEAL and Circle Time

Helping around the school

Classroom rules and responsibilities

Rangoli patterns
Year 1

Christianity

The Old Testament

Harvest

Zippy’s Friends

e-Safety

SEAL

Rules and responsibilities

Harvest around the world

Cross-curricular History/Geography/English

Year 2

Christianity

Hinduism and its celebrations

Zippy’s Friends

e-Safety

SEAL

Rules and responsibilities

Cross-curricular

History/Geography/English

Year 3

Christianity

Judaism

Traditional tales

Ten Commandments

Moral issues in read alouds

SEAL

e-Safety

Collaborative learning in English

 

Foods in other faiths

 

Ancient civilisations Rome

French culture and language

Year 4Christianity

SEAL

e-Safety

SEAL

Victorians influence on modern-day Britain

World cities, comparisons

Christmas around the World

French culture and language

Year 5

Christianity

Islam

Animals including humans and development over time

Votes4Schools

e-Safety

 

Library and lunchtime reading

 

Ancient China

Chinese food

Chinese New Year

French culture and language

Year 6

Christianity

Inheritance and Evolution

Votes4Schools

Choices we make, choices others make

Visit to Parliament

School Leadership: Dining Hall, Play Leaders, Corridor Monitors

Ancient Greece : impact on Britain and democratic principle

French culture and language

Penpal email letter with Syrian refugee children at Tuyoor Al-Amal School in Lebabon

Visits/events

Christmas RE afternoon : the gift of giving

Easter RE afternoon:

Children in Need

Children-run charity stalls

School-sponsored charity

(2013-14, Liver Foundation)

(2014-15, Christian Aid)

(2015-16, 2016-17 Syrian children in Lebanon)

Diversity Week : Where Do We Come From?

Children in Need

Christmas Fayre: volunteering

Stories Around the Christmas Tree, evening family event

Senior Choir to O2

Tonbridge School day

Kent local produce

Packed lunch competition

Diversity Week : Where Do We Come From?

Music@Malling festival

Sports Day

Kidenza Classical Concerts

Kent Music: introduction to instruments

Visitors

Messy Worship, EYFS

Family Trust

Children’s Workshop

Members of St John’s : Posada

Remembrance

St George’s Day

Theatre ADAD (drugs and peer pressure)

e-Safety webinar livestream

 

Tonbridge boys volunteer with Year 6 pupils

Steps in Time: British history

Music@Malling and Royal Ballet dancer, professional musicicans

Don Rae, dance workshops

Parent dancers, Street Dance

e-Safety webinar

Worship and Church Services

Harvest

St George’s Day, outside with raising of the flag

Remembrance Day

Carol Service

Easter Service

Leavers’ Service

Collective worship in school

Singing worship

Daily acts of prayer

Collective worship: Christian values and Biblical teachings

 

Mayoral visit/assembly

Celebrations Assemblies

Celebrating differences

Nelson Mandela remembrance worship

(5th December)

Student group

Jesus and Me Club

Pupil-led worship

Junior Governors

 

Lunchtime clubs run by KS2 for KS1

Digital leaders taking assemblies

Tour leaders, prospective parents and Open Days

Student Council, wkly shop

String Club

Senior Choir

School Orchestra

Music by pupils to open Celebration Assemblies

Musical Evening (annual)

Sports fixtures, friendlies, inter-school competitions

Batik Clubs and Arts

Other

Christian displays

Displays of other faiths

e-Safety staff training

Hate/racism

Extremism/terrorism

Circle time discussions

Year 2 link to African school

 

 

Personal, Social and Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

At Wateringbury, we take seriously our responsibility to turn out well-informed, well-balanced and respectful pupils who understand right from wrong, who know how to recognise mistakes and apologise and who embrace tolerance and fairness.  The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:

  • accurate and relevant knowledge
  • opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
  • opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities the skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

All members of the Wateringbury community– children, teachers, parents, staff and governors – play a key role in creating our school ethos.  We encourage with praise and recognise the efforts of others.  We teach by example and lead with respect for all.  We address disagreements and conflict with wisdom and compassion.  On this journey – pupils and adults alike – we are all learning and developing to our full potential.

 

Below is the curriculum timetable for PSHE for the current year

Year group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

R

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Say no to bullying

Relationships

Changes

1

Friends

Family

Emotions

Sharing and compromise

Going for goals

2

Friends

Family

Emotions

Sharing and compromise

Going for goals

3

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Say no to bullying

Relationships

Changes

4

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Good to be me

Say no to bullying

Going for goals

5

Rules and laws

Caring communities

Right and wrong

Saying sorry

Going for Goals

6

Rights and responsibilities

Democracy

Being a good citizen

Going for goals

Sex and relationships

Changes

Friendships