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Welcome to our

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC/ PSHE/ RE)

Curriculum Page!

The subject lead for SMSC is Mrs McIntosh. If you have any ideas or queries relating to this area of the curriculum, please contact her by email: 

At Hogarth Primary School, the teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Education is made explicit through RE, PSHE and circle times held within each class. Children are taught to be physically and emotionally healthy, to look after their own and others' wellbeing and to be safe. As a school, we use the resources provided by the PSHE Association and we follow the Essex syllabus for RE. 


SMSC is also implicit and woven into everything that we do- through our school ethos and values, school assemblies, our Healthy Schools status, our interactions with peers and staff and learning through our creative curriculum. We want children to be CONFIDENT individuals. 


C   CHALLENGE themselves to reach their full potential
O   Take OWNERSHIP of their learning
N   NURTURE and care for each other’s wellbeing
F   Feel they are part of a FAMILY
I   Are INDEPENDENT and prepared to take responsibility
D   DREAM of greatness
E   ENCOURAGE success
N   Will NEVER feel left out
T   THINK learning is fun!


Spiritual Development: Encourages pupils to understand characteristics such as courage, strength, hope, acceptance, compassion and love, so that they can face the challenges of human life. 


Moral Development: Enables pupils to take an increasingly thoughtful view of what is right and wrong, encouraging characteristics such as kindness, unselfishness and truthfulness. 


Social Development: Enables pupils to relate to others and develop qualities of respectfulness, tolerance and a willingness to get involved with the wider community. 


Cultural Development: Enables pupils to develop a sense of identity by understanding their cultures and cultures of others by engaging in music, arts, traditions and customs. 


Through SMSC children are taught the fundamental British values. These are: 

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) 

At Hogarth Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

At Hogarth we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. Teachers will use the PSHE Association curriculum framework and cross curricular opportunities within our creative curriculum to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: ie, drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

At Hogarth we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught across each term building on previous knowledge. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PSHE is integral to the development of children values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school life and assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.


Our PSHE curriculum is currently under review in light of the new statutory  guidance.

The revised curriculum subjects will be:

  • relationships education (primary)
  • health education (state-funded primary and secondary)



Religious Education (RE) 


Miss Luckie is the Religious Education lead at Hogarth Primary School. If you have any ideas or queries relating to RE, please email:




At Hogarth Primary School, we are a multi -faith community, in which everyone is expected to listen and respect the thoughts and beliefs of others.

Through Religious Education we engage, challenge and encourage children to explore their spiritual, cultural and moral development. We strive to develop and promote respectful and tolerant citizens. We teach British Values within our teaching and develop a secure understanding in pupils of how religions and beliefs contribute to our society.

We strive to ensure all learners are "CONFIDENT" to recognise and embrace differences and similarities of other cultures in our school and wider community.


We plan our Religious Education curriculum in accordance with the Essex Agreed Syllabus for R.E (Explore). We ensure that the topics studied build on prior learning. We offer opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each unit.

Our teaching enables children to extend and develop their own understanding of values, promotes their spiritual well being and moral compass. We encourage children to think about and express their own views and values by having interesting discussions and using visual prompts and resources.

We use assembly time to celebrate religious holidays and Holy Days and often have guest speakers.

Early Years deliver their RE content through their PSHE and Knowledge of the World curriculum. 

Scheme of Work Overview


Year group Autumn Spring Summmer
Year 1 Special People Special Symbols and Objects Special Things in Nature.
Year 2 Special Places Special Words and Stories Special Ways of Living
Year 3 Judaism - Moses Sikhism - The 5 K's Christianity -The Teachings of Jesus
Year 4

Islam- The Qur'an

Judaism - The Jewish Home

Hinduism - The Creation Stories

Christianity - Inside a chuch

Sikhism - Guru Granth Sahib 

Year 5

Islam and the 5 Pillars

Hinduism - Living as a HIndu

Christianity - The last week of Jesus' Life


Judaism - The Synagogue

Budhism - Budha

Year 6 Islam - Holy Places/The Bible Budhism - Living as a Budhist Humanism/Moving On



Impact is measured through verbal feedback from children through pupil voice and teacher surveys, and/or written making in books.. The children will gain some knowledge of the main religions in our community. They will be tolerant of each other's faiths and beliefs.