Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Development

What is SMSC?
SMSC stands for spiritualmoralsocial and cultural. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.
Pupils are marked on ability and willing.

Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.

Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

SMCS Displays and Class Scrap Books
Examples of our SMCS work are displayed on boards around the school. Each class keeps a scrap book of their SMCS activities.


Star of the week
Take a look at our newsletters to see all our fabulous children who get awarded with star of the week certificates!

Norwood's Wonder Box
To encourage children to wonder, speculate and reflect about their the universe they live in, Norwood have introduced a Wonder Box. Each week a question is selected from the box, which has been filled with children's 'wonder' questions, and year groups take it in turns to answer them. The following week, the year groups explain their findings to the whole school and a new question is chosen. Look at our Wonder Box here.

We all love Pudsey!
Have a look at what our children got up to on Children in Need day.

Remembrance Day
A day where everyone at Norwood thought about all the brave heroes in the military forces, past and present

No pen days
As part of our SMSC teaching, Norwood have incorporated 'NO PEN' days into our curriculum. These will be planned every half term. The aim of these days is to promote team work, problem solving skills, challenge, resilience, speaking and listening skills, drama, creativity and independent thinking. We hope both pupils and staff rise to the challenge of working without a pen! Click here to see our photos.

Forest School
With the help of Mr James, each year group experience forest school lessons during the year.  In these lessons, children are exposed to various elements of SMSC.  Children are given time to wonder about the what happens with plants and animals in the forest, they learn about the right way to treat our environment, many activities involve team work where they improve their co-operation skills and it gives children a chance to think about how some cultures might live.

Children thoroughly enjoy these lessons and it is something we value very much. See what we have been up to in our Forest School blog!

Junior Sports Day
Each year, the junior classes all take part in a full morning of sport, wind, rain or shine. It is a team event and the teams are made up out of all the junior classes, with year 6 leaders chosen to take their team of younger children around each sporting task. Throughout the morning, the teams accumulate points and all are totalled to find a winning team by the end of sports day.

It is a brilliant event where children use a huge range of skills, from team work to encouragement and showing kindness to balancing!  Children always support each other and win or lose, children remain upbeat and enjoy the experience.

This year's winning team was Brazil!  This was celebrated in star of the week where applause and cheers came from everyone.

Friends of Meols Cop
Several children from year 3 have volunteered to help tidy and maintain the flower boxes at Meols Cop train station.  They make regular visits to carry out important tasks to ensure the station is looking attractive and appealing for all the train passengers.  Norwood Primary School even have their own flower box where they plant and grow their own flowers.    


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