SMSC / PSHE
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education
Personal Social, Health & Economic Education
At Freethorpe Primary School, we recognise the importance of developing Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural opportunities within all areas of the curriculum and throughout the school day. Lessons are planned and delivered with SMSC opportunities included in them and assemblies and visitors to the school provide further enrichment of SMSC opportunities within our school.
PSHE provision covers all non-statutory curriculum guidelines and also includes SRE and Drugs Education lessons. We also have whole school themed weeks and themed days relating to topics such as raising aspirations and leading healthy lifestyles. Teachers personalise the PSHE curriculum for the needs of their class and we run annual parents forums before delivering some elements of the PSHE curriculum, to gather parent’s views and ensure our curriculum is responsive to the needs of our whole school community.
Throughout the school, PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) lessons are taught. These sessions help children’s emotional literacy skills to be developed, as well as the development of children’s thinking skills and problem skills. Pupils work independently in PATHS sessions but also collaboratively with fellow peer group during paired work and whole class discussions. PATHS lessons also include choosing a PATHS pupil of the day and compliments sessions.