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Weston-under-Penyard Church of England Primary School will always be a loving school where children are safe, motivated to learn by an inspirational curriculum and where standards are high. Christian Values will be implicit and explicit in every facet of school life. In Collective Worship and Religious Education, our children enquire and explore questions arising from the study of Christianity and other major world beliefs. Using a variety of creative techniques such as poetry and art, children apply this knowledge to their own search for identity and significance.
At Weston-under-Penyard Primary School we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop:
- high standards of personal behaviour
- a positive, caring attitude towards other people,
- an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
- an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures
- their own values and beliefs,
- spiritual awareness,
SMSC is a dimension of the whole school experience which makes the curriculum relevant, stimulating, creative and fun. It enriches each subject and the ethos of Weston-under-Penyard Primary School and is an essential ingredient of school success.
A fantastic source of more information about our development of children's social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning is our twitter feed (@westonprimary) which can be found on the front page of this website.
What is SMSC?
Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.