Promoting Fundamental British Values.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
In year 3 we focussed on the strand – Tolerance and mutual respect.
We explored different faiths and cultural diversity within Britain and within our class.
Some people brought in special clothes or objects from their faith and explained about their uses. We also asked lots of questions and found out about customs and rules from different faiths.
To further our quest for knowledge and understanding, we researched the different main world religions, comparing festivals, special events, holy books, symbols, light and special words.
It was fascinating to find out more, and helped us to understand and therefore be more tolerant and respectful towards others of different backgrounds.
Year 4 used the book ‘The Rights of a Child’ and ‘How to build your own Country’. The children looked at the ‘Rights of a Child’ we looked at the democratic rights of the child and how to voting works. The children held their own democratic process to elect group leaders. Year 4 were then challenged to create a village that would be perfect to live in for all children. To create their village, they researched countries and studied children’s rights. They looked at needs e.g. clean water, food, education and religion. At the end of the week and once their villages were created they then presented their village to the remaining groups.
Work revolved around the values we want our society to have. We then created a new country with these values writing a 'constitution' and set of laws that reflected the values.
We studied the books 'Who's in charge', 'How to build your own country' and 'I have the right to be a child'.
In year 6 we used the book 'How to build your own country'. Everyone got to design their own country, rules, laws, election process, language, population and a variety of other characteristics. Firstly we named our country. Once we had named our country we invited a population that we thought would fit our country's motto. We then discovered how the British parliament works, including the house of commons, the house of commons and the crown. Everyone then created their own parliament. Finally we created international relations with other countries in our class and how they would work together even though we had different rules, populations, languages and natural resources.