As a school, we use Picture News to explore Christian and British values in a whole school context. Each class teacher then weave both Christian and British Values through our whole school curriculum, alongside some 'stand-alone' class or school events which are used to embed or deepen our understanding.
We were joined by the Royal British Legion and the Royal Naval Association for this years remembrance service. They led an assembly for us on the importance of remembering those who served for us and linked it to our learning of British history. We laid the poppy wreath on the cenotaph together and they played The Last Post whilst we were silent and remembered those who served and gave their lives.
Democracy and Rule of Law
PCSO Bragg visited Year 5 and 6 to discuss knife crime.
Respect and tolerance
Class 3 have twinned with St Bees Shijiazhuang and are taking part in weekly video conferences to learn more about Chinese language and culture. We have been learning how to introduce ourselves in Mandarin and the Chinese students have been practising their English language skills.
Year 4,5 and 6 visited Liverpool mosque as a part of their study of Islam.
UK Parliament Week
We were visited by our local MP Trudy Harrison as part of UK parliament week to give the children a real insight into the democratic process and an overview of UK government and also the opportunity to discuss local, regional and global issues such as how to improve local services for children and climate change and the impact of national policy on future generations.
Respect and tolerance and Individual liberty
Whole school assembly from Imran at Muslim learner services.
We learnt about about the life of a British Muslim and how their core faith values link with those of Christianity along with our cultural British values.
During lockdown we still shared a school celebration of VE day using a transient art challenge - make a Union Jack from 'found materials'. Look at our amazing successes!