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SMSC (Social Moral Spiritual Cultural Education)/British Values/PSHE (Personal Social Health Education)


SMSC, British Values and PSHE run through everything we teach and provide in either a direct or indirect way from lessons to assembly to behaviour, school council and whole school events. For more information on British Values, you can also visit our page on SMSC, British Values and Equality...

We hold special culture days, special weeks – such as ‘Keeping Healthy’, workshops and fundraising events, a variety of daily assemblies, visitors into school including successful past pupils who have gone onto university.  We have our ‘High 5 Manners’, Praise and rewards, behaviour and attendance policies and school and class council sessions all of which contribute to our provision of SMSC, British Values and PSHE.

In addition we also plan specific activities, lessons and assemblies that address SMSC, British Values and PSHE.

For example, we have some specific lessons on developing the central ideas of British Values prior to the delivery of our RE curriculum this year. We are holding class assemblies this year purely to develop and explore the moral aspect of SMSC.

In addition to SMSC and British Values we deliver PSHE.  In PSHE we have to cover the following themes: Citizenship, Staying Safe, E-Safety, Financial Education, Keeping Healthy, Relationships & SRE, Social Emotional & Drug Education.

To help us do this as a whole school every month we have a particular theme focus.

E.g September was Keeping Healthy

Below you can look at the document which gives the yearly overview of all the themes...

Classes have specific weekly PSHE Lessons based around the monthly theme (35-45mins long)

Each theme has particular progressive objectives for each year group.

Click on the document below to see what children should learn at particular ages in each PSHE Theme.

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

During Anti-bullying day this year, children were invited to special assembly which highlighted the different types of bullying and how to recognise it if it were to ever happen to them. Children also learnt that they mustn't be a bystander, if they see an episode of bullying then they should tell an adult straight away. Children were also clear that bullying happened repeatedly over a long period of time and was not something which happened on one occasion.


During the afternoon, children were put into mixed aged groups. They experienced a number of different activities as a means of developing teamwork, building relationships and learning how to recognise bullying. The children also received a special badge which said "Being nice is contagious," and recognised that being kind to other children will make those children want to be kind towards others.


Some children enjoyed a shared a discussion forum where they talked about whether or not our school was a 'bully free zone.' We concluded that we didn't think very much bullying happened at Dalestorth Primary and Nursery school. There were a few instances which children thought could be bullying and these were going to be investigated further by the children's teachers.


Here are some of the activities that children experienced.

Activity 1 – Giant Games – Twister, Jenga, Connect 4 – working and playing together.

Activity 2 – Drama activities based around bullying or friendship.

Activity 3 – Board Games – working and playing together.

Activity 4 – Jigsaws – working and playing together.

Activity 5 – Problem Solving scenarios indoors or outdoors/orienteering – working together.

Activity 6 – Watching Anti-Bullying film clips.

Activity 7 – Anti- Bullying raps/poems/songs.

Activity 8 – Anti-bullying/friendship Posters.

Activity 9 – Anti-bullying – open discussion/forum – like politicians question time – Are we a bully free zone?