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We live in a wonderful country and where our British values are important. These are
Alongside these we carefully follow the Equality Act ensuring equal opportunity and no discrimination by race, ability, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. We proudly completed Stonewall champion status.
We weave and develop our knowledge of British Values through circle discussions, Personal Social and Health Education, Religion, tolerance and respect workshops facilitated by the LA Prevent team and many assemblies.
We feel it is vital to prepare our children in line with British Values and ensure effective citizens for our community.
|Democracy||Rule of Law||Individual Liberty||Mutual Respect||Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs|
Children experience democracy each year as we start with discussions about elections. Each class is given a chance to write a manifesto and share their ideas as to why they should be voted for depending on the role. This could be school council, sport council, class jobs etc.
Topical discussions are held about the role of parliament and MPs and assemblies are held about the role of democracy in the country. Councillors are invited to visit school (Local MP/Mayor)
The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country are consistently reinforced throughout the school and particular assemblies are planned to reinforce this message also. Pupils learn about the value and reasons behind laws, the responsibilities this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visitors from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service and local magistrates are planned for classes.
Alongside rules and laws, we promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. In our safe, supportive environments we provide boundaries for open discussions. Children learn about the ‘UN rights of the child’ and consider the lives of other children around the world. Discussions about rights and responsibilities are woven through classes continuously.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our school ethos and an attribute we continuously encourage and reinforce. Our children know that we are all different and unique and because of this deserve respect. Through everyday behaviours and situations, children are encouraged to demonstrate respect to each other and those younger or older and know that respect is deserved and earned through behaviours.
Children recognise that we all have the right to our own beliefs and respect others, even if those beliefs are different to our own. Children learn about different faiths through our RE curriculum, themed celebration days and our weekly news sessions. Stories from different religions and cultures are shared regularly in learning and assemblies. Religious festivals are discussed and celebrated.
Evidence where British Values may be found (though this list is not exhaustive):
- Assembly plans
- RE and PSHE planning and evidence
- Curriculum displays
- Celebration/themed days
- School council minutes
- Class rules
Remembrance Day 2022
Visiting the local community
At Christmas some of our junior children go out into the community to deliver mince pies and wish everyone a Happy Christmas.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
Each year parents and children donate buns and cakes in aid of the MacMillan Cancer Charity.
Key Stage 2 children walk to the cenotaph every year and join other local schools and members of the British Legion. We take part in the service, sing hymns and children from all the schools lay a wreath. We feel very proud to be part of the morning, remembering those who are involved in conflicts around the world and those who have given their lives so that we may enjoy the freedom of today .
London Visit 2019
Year 5 and 6 children visited London in October, we had a jam-packed two days visiting The Tower of London, London Eye, Planet Hollywood, Matilda and finally a visit to the HMS Belfast. We spent a lot of time learning about the Tower of London and HMS Belfast before going and it was wonderful to see it all brought to life.
Mayoral Visit March 2019
This morning we were very lucky to have a visit from the Mayor of Kirklees, her consort and husband and attendant. They spent time talking to the whole school in assembly and then visited class 5 after. The whole school thoroughly enjoyed the visit and loved meeting the Mayor and learning about her and her role – she even dressed in our school colours!
We especially liked seeing the formal robes and learning about why they are designed that way. We were lucky enough to see the Huddersfield ceremonial mace too! Lots of questions were asked and answered and it was a lovely morning, we cannot thank the Mayor and her team enough for her wonderful, inspirational visit!
Trust Council Election
During October we hold our yearly election for the Spenborough Trust Council members, those wishing to stand for election composed a manifesto and delivered it to the rest of Key Stage 2. We then vote for two people who we thought would act in our best interest.
'Sparkle for Markle', May 2018
To celebrate this weekend’s royal wedding we had a theme day today. The children dressed in red, white and blue, or something sparkly. We watched some highlights from previous royal weddings and talked about weddings which we have been to.
We made lots of decorations, crowns and coloured in some royal pictures. Later in the day we had a disco too.
Each of the classes have complete various activities during the week, we respect everyone and celebrate our uniqueness throughout the school. Often it is Class 5 who lead the 'Anti-bullying' assembly together with Mrs Wensley.
|Fund Raising for the British Heart Foundation|
The British Heart Foundation have got together with the release of the second Paddington Bear film to raise awareness and funds for their charity. In recognition of this, children brought their favourite 'bear' into school (not all were bears!), many giving a donation to the charity. The day was a huge success with bears ranging from the largest you can imagine to the smallest! The total raised was £74.34.
The Great Get together - the life of Jo Cox
On June 16th 2017, we were very proud to be part of the first celebrations in honour of the life of Jo Cox, MP. We gathered at The Green, Heckmondwike with children from local schools to perform songs chosen by her family, in memory of Jo, to inspire and unite our community. Among the songs sang were 'True Colours' and 'Wings' . It was a very emotional event with Jo's family speaking about their daughter saying 'this is just what Jo would have wanted'.
Remember her first speech - 'We have far more in common than that which divides us'.
Choices - Then and Now
The 'Choices Then & Now' creative approach has been identified as a model of Best Practice by the Prevent team at the Home Office and is being rolled out across the UK.
In January class 5 and 6 took part in the workshop designed by the Peace Museum to explore themes relating to the choices people make in times of conflict. This workshop was an engaging and thought provoking approach to the prevent duty and British Values.
World War 1 was used as a starting point and throughout the workshop, pupils began exploring what values we share, what influences how we think and what consequences there are for every choice we make. Discussions took place around: a ‘sense of duty’ felt by both men, what propaganda is and how it can affect your choice, rules of law Vs rules of war and considering consequences for our actions.
It was a very inspiring morning.
Bloom and Grow
Littletown children worked with Heckmondwike Primary to build pathways across our community. We embraced all aspects of British Values to bring children and adults from varying communities together, growing plants, sharing experiences and celebrating our similarities.
Watch the video below to see how we embraced “Bloom and Grow” together.