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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)

SMSC through learning at DJWS


English contributes to SMSC through a study of a variety of high quality poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama and the media, which develops our awareness of moral and social issues, while increasing confidence and expertise in language.  We develop this confidence and expertise in language as we recognise that this is an important aspect of individual and social identity.


Maths contributes to SMSC through raising awareness of the important contribution mathematics makes to our everyday life and that by working together we are able to achieve better results.  We explore and acknowledge contribution made to mathematics by different cultures.  We study patterns and mathematical relationships using logical reasoning to help us make decisions and choices.


Science contributes to SMSC through encouraging reflection on the wonder of the natural world.  By showing an awareness of the way science can affect society and the environment, we show respect for different opinions.  Through practical activities we develop skills of cooperation and team work.


History contributes to SMSC by enabling pupils to appreciate and reflect upon the achievements of past societies and the motivation of individuals, recognising that actions have consequences, by considering the results of events and decisions made in history.


Geography contributes to SMSC development through opportunities to reflect on the diverse nature of our world, thinking about changing landscapes and the environment and developing our awareness of issues surrounding climate change.  Studies of people and physical geography give children the chance to reflect on social and cultural characteristics of society.


Music contributes to SMSC by developing the awareness of the power of music by reflecting and expressing our own thoughts and feelings, and our willingness to participate and respond to musical and cultural opportunities.  It also fosters the ability to work as a team to create something.

Religious Education

RE contributes to SMSC through fostering an awareness and understanding of a range of beliefs and practises in our community and the wider world.  SMSC within RE helps pupils develop their sense of identity and belonging in an increasingly diverse society.


Computing contributes to SMSC by the preparation for the challenges of living and learning in a technology enriched world, making clear guidelines about the ethical use of the internet.


Art contributes to SMSC by developing our aesthetic appreciation, exploring feelings of awe and wonder.  Opportunities to reflect on nature, environment and surroundings are planned for.

Design Technology

Design Technology contributes to SMSC through reflecting on products and inventions, and the diversity of materials.  During our investigations, we have opportunities to work as a team, share equipment and recognise each others strengths.  Children are given the chance to understand how different cultures have contributed to technology.

Physical Education

PE contributes to SMSC through activities involving team work, cooperation, competition, rules and self-discipline.  Through fair play, we develop the skills of self-reflection, personal awareness and challenge.