Aims at Stobhillgate include:
Showing tolerance of and respect for the rights of others
Not undermining fundamental British values
Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways which exploit pupils’ vulnerability or might lead them to break the law.
Visits to museums, galleries, parks and projects which provide opportunities for children to make connections about their place, in the community they live in
Celebrating British history and identity
Seeing positive role models through sport, jobs, local MPs, competitions and many other ways
Behaviour and values
PSHE and Citizenship
Local trips such as walks, castles, Hindu temple and Indian restaurant, often related to the topics the children study and inspirational aspects which we always aim to include as well as ideas that come from the children themselves
Celebrating events such as Chinese New Year, Royal ‘special’ days, sports events such as the Olympics and World Cups, World Book Day and utilising assemblies to highlight these, for example, UNICEF across the academic year and the work they do
Understanding other cultures through topics and special days/weeks
Church visits for festivals such as Lifepath and other projects and visitors coming to talk to the children
World War II as a topic in Key Stage Two including poppies
Jobs parents/others do in our community
Local shows and celebrations such as Glendale farming show
Working closely with our neighbouring special school
Thinking For Learning and Philosophy for Children
Nuero- Linguistic Programmes
In our commitment to developing our pupils critical literacy skills we have teamed up with 'Picture News' to help them with their understanding and appreciation of the news.
Each week in our Monday assembly we talk about and discuss current affairs developing our pupils global awareness. During this assembly we will also be discussing how the news story links to a key British value. The children then have time in class, later in the week, to discuss the issue. Additionally, we will also share this with parents/carers to give you the opportunity to discuss the issue with your child. Please find attached this week’s question 'should we spend more time with people who are older than us?'
Here are some quick tips:
Discussing the news of the day doesn’t have to be formal but can be done naturally and casually in everyday moments such as on the way to school or preparing a meal. The important thing is to keep the conversation going about the news and make it a feature of your daily lives.
By working together we can help children become critical consumers of the news so that they are ‘news savvy’, articulate and confident citizens.