Being Part of Britain
We celebrate a pattern of traditions and festivals across the year e.g. Harvest Festival, Remembrance Day, Divali, Eid, Easter, Shrove Tuesday, Summer Fete, a range of Christmas celebrations including a KS1 Nativity and Carols around the Christmas tree. The Lord’s Prayer is recited in assembly on a daily basis.
Our Wheel of Wisdom (WoW) curriculum is a tool which enables us to look at natural features of the British landscape, famous British people and aspects of British life both past and present (please see WoW books and curriculum outlines), e.g.:
- Prehistoric Britain
- Guy Fawkes
- British woodland
- Studies of artists including Gainsborough, Constable and Pollock
…… enable our children to look at Democracy
Children, staff, parents and Governors have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. Some examples include through termly/annual regular parent learning together sessions, Head Teacher briefings, parent questionnaires, Governor ‘Coffee, Cake and Chat’, on-line surveys, parent consultation, formal parents consultations.
Our School Council and Eco Team are elected in a democratic way with each candidate making a speech/application to voters who need to recognise the characteristics that make good representatives. This is then followed by a secret ballot or vote. Both the School Council and Eco Team influence, challenge and change many aspects of school life (see School Council minutes)
Each class decides on its own rules to ensure their room is a happy, respectful, constructive and safe place in which to learn.