Our World this Week
Our curriculum is testament to how entrenched social, moral and cultural education is in the vision of the school. The topics and texts explore a range of different cultures and times e.g. Making a difference, Africa and World War 2. Many topics develop skills and attitudes which prepare children to participate fully and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. During all topics, the resources within the community are utilised e.g. speakers from a local church, charity or business. British values are embedded in each topic and children consistently get the opportunity to develop skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to live in modern Britain.
Across the school, each week we have allocated time to explore our world this week. Our younger children may explore the immediate events that have happened in their own lives, the lives of others and within school that week, building their sense of individual identity and belonging within the school community. We aim to capture this by scribing their thoughts and ideas, collating photographs, in a large shared class book, which builds and grows each week.
Across the school new reports, photographs, local, national and international events are used as stimuli for children to question, discuss, explore and reflect upon events and issues in the wider world. Through the safe, shared learning environment of school, learners can make sense of potentially worrying news stories they may have heard. This weekly platform gives children the opportunity to reflect on their own thoughts and feelings, consider the lives of others, explore tolerance, equality and respect and develop a sense of belonging to the wider global community.
Photographs from websites such as, Guardian Eyewitness provide a starting point for discussions and questions to arise; learners share their thoughts views and opinions with others, developing their ability to empathise, consider the rules of the law and develop a greater understanding of their own culture and beliefs, whilst respecting the culture and beliefs of others.