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British Values Day
Thursday, 10 March, 2016
Year 6 will focus on ‘The Journey of Liberty’ to tie in with the current book focus of ‘King Kong’ and one of its setting New York. We will incorporate learning about the values of individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of others. This will be done through research and art based lessons focusing on fighting to overcome oppression within America at this time. We will study the figures Martin Luther King and Barack Obama whilst also looking into the history of Ellis Island, the statue of liberty, the sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and the builder Gustave Eiffel.
Linked to our Topic – the novel Street Child – Year 5 will explore the life and legacy of a major figure in British history and our social landscape – Dr Barnardo. Through the novel and Dr Barnardo, we will focus on mutual respect and individual liberty as our main British values. This will build on the research and art work begun in the second Spring half term with Mrs Lambert.
For the British Value Day year 4 will be using Winston Churchill as the focus and drive of their work. His influence during World War 2 and beyond will be assessed to understand how it has shaped our lives today. Various aspects of the British values will be covered such as ‘Mutual respect’ and ‘Tolerance of difference faiths’. There will be a large piece of work produced containing input from all the pupils for display.
Year 3: For our study of British Values we will be exploring the key value of Mutual respect and how we should celebrate the diversity within our society. We will discuss how mutual respect is when different people may not agree on everything but they don’t get upset over little things but are willing to work things out because they care for the other. Children will have the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between themselves and others and create a class book which celebrates these differences. This will also link to this term’s book ‘The Lost Thing’ where we will explore the themes of what it means to be different and to stereotype as well as how being part of a diverse society is exciting. We will finally look at how Martin Luther King led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a colourblind society where race would not impact a person’s civil rights. We will learn how he is considered one of the great inspirational speakers of modern times.
Year 2, our learning will help children understand the importance of the tolerance towards those of different faiths and beliefs, and to have mutual respect for everybody. Children will learn about the story of a very brave lady from the past, Rosa Parks. We will empathise with her situation, and think about why she finally decided to make a stand. Children will find out about how the world we live in has not always been nearly as fair as it is now, and how incredible people like Rosa have had an impact on the laws, and attitudes of the whole world.
Year 1 will look at British Values and how they are apparent throughout the school; school rules, school council and how we treat each other. We will examine various Roald Dahl characters through short extracts of their stories and decide whether or not they demonstrate good British Values. We will discuss which values each character displays and sort accordingly.
Reception will learn about The British value of law through a visit from the community police officer, looking at the children’s cartoon ‘Paw Patrol’ and our own school rules.