Caldershaw Primary

Caldershaw Primary

Nurturing Success Together

Edenfield Road, Rochdale, OL12 7QL

office@caldershaw.rochdale.sch.uk

01706 658623

British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values at Caldershaw Primary School

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Caldershaw these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy:

Democracy is rife within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School and Eco Councils and Pupil questionnaires. The elections of House Captains and School and Eco councilors are based on pupil votes and children take part in electing their Rochdale Children’s Champion each year.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service and visits to Crucial Crew; are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through our provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:

Embedded in our school ethos and behaviour policy are core values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving, celebrating, learning and understanding about the different religions and faiths in our community and the wider community as well as why prejudices occur have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. The message to our children is that we are all different and all the same and that those differences and similarities should be celebrated and respected. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. We ensure all children visit and experience places of worship from all faiths locally to reinforce our positive messages.

 

 

Fundamental British Values in the Reception curriculum

Democracy

Caldershaw Code

Traffic Light behaviour management system

Happy/Sad board

Max’s Merits reward system

Stickers

PSED Circle time

High expectations for manners

Snack time/ Dinner time

Symbols/Songs to remind children about the importance of good sitting/listening/looking

Visual timetables – individual and class

Now and Next strips where applicable

Police/Firemen visits

Teach the skills to resolve conflict

Involve parents in decision making

Characteristics of Learning – Achievosaurs

 

Rule of law

Characteristics of Learning – Achievosaurs

School Council (done as part of circle time)

Circle time

Stars of the Week/ Star of the Day

Max’s Merits reward system

Children act as decision makers – Enquiry Based Learning

Challenge Pit

Partnership with parents – focus children questionnaires, home observation forms, Learning Journey afternoons, parents welcome into the classroom in the mornings, constant access to Learning Journeys

Talk partners/group work

 

Individual liberty

Characteristics of Learning – Achievosaurs

Circle time

Children encouraged to take risks

Success celebrated – merits, characteristics of learning board, challenge pit, happy board, gold stickers from Mrs Corrigan, stickers, star of the week, outside achievements recognised in assembly

‘Fix it’ sessions, marking and feedback (may be verbal)

Talk partners/group work

Assemblies

Respect and tolerance

Characteristics of Learning – Achievosaurs

Police/Firemen visits

Visit to places of worship – children and parents

Multicultural/Disability/Gender resources in all provision

Festivals from all faiths celebrated

Links with the community

Talk partners/group work

British authors/artists studied

Authors and artist from around the world covered

Visits to old people’s home as part of our volunteering projects

Assemblies

 

Fundamental British Values in the Year 1 curriculum

Democracy

PE- Team games and captains

Geography United Kingdom - Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (landmarks).

History- Looking at Queen Elizabeth and her role.

Geography - The United Kingdom and how four countries are united.

 

Rule of law

PSHCE New Beginnings - Importance of rules and making our class charter.

History of pirates – Wanted posters showing that actions have consequences

Computing - E-safety rules- staying safe online.

R.E. – Our wonderful world and the importance of looking after our world (eco-rules).

Computing- Leaflet for looking after a park and following the rules.

 

Individual liberty

PSHCE – Things I am good at doing

PSHCE - People who help us in our community.

RE- Belonging.

SRE- Keeping ourselves safe and healthy.

 

Respect and tolerance

Geography- Looking at rural life in Africa in comparison to our life (other cultures).

RE - Special things and naming ceremonies.

PSHCE New Beginnings- learning about others, recognising their gifts and talents.

PSHCE Getting on and Falling out- seeing things from someone else’s point of view.

PSHCE Relationships- understanding how we might hurt others and feeling of guilt.

Computing- E-safety and showing respect to others online

R.E. – Learning about a range of Faiths and their practices and belonging to different groups.

Daily routines- We take our daily register in a variety of languages.

 

Fundamental British Values in the Year 2 curriculum

Democracy

History Castles- hierarchy in castle society,including servants.

Geography Travel and Transport- town hall and its role.

Superheroes-fight for justice

 

Rule of law

PSHCE New Beginnings - Importance of rules

Computing- E-safety rules- staying safe online

P.E. Games- making own games with rules

PSHCE-Anti-bullying week

 

Individual liberty

PSHCE Going for Goals- ability to achieve what you want to by setting goals and working towards them

PSHCE Good to be ME- being assertive and justifying own choices

History-Florence Nightingale-choice to become a nurse. Mary Seacole and how she was refused

PSHCE-Anti-bullying week

Underpant Rule-to understand that it is an inappropriate touch.

 

Respect and tolerance

PSHCE New Beginnings- learning about others, recognising their gifts and talents

PSHCE Getting on and Falling out- seeing things from someone else’s point of view

PSHCE Relationships- understanding how we might hurt others and feeling of guilt

PSHCE Different Cultures-How other people have different lifestyles and cultures.

Computing- E-safety and showing respect to others online

R.E. – Important people

RE-Special places

RE-Celebrations

 

Fundamental British Values in the Year 3 curriculum

Democracy

History Ancient Egypt- hierarchy in Ancient Egyptian society, including slaves

Geography Rochdale- town hall and its role

Geography United Kingdom- united and independent

Geography Weather around the World- studying Europe, South America and North America. Discussing forms of Government

R.E. – Faith Founders; what makes a good leader?

 

Rule of law

PSHCE New Beginnings - Importance of rules and making class charter

Computing- E-safety rules- staying safe online

P.E. Creative Games Making- making own games with rules

R.E. – Rules & Religion; The 10 Commandments

 

Individual liberty

PSHCE Going for Goals- ability to achieve what you want to by setting goals and working towards them

PSHCE Good to be ME- being assertive and justifying own choices

R.E. – What is Faith? Knowing how faith can affect our own and others’ lives.

 

Respect and tolerance

PSHCE New Beginnings- learning about others, recognising their gifts and talents

PSHCE Getting on and Falling out- seeing things from someone else’s point of view

PSHCE Relationships- understanding how we might hurt others and feeling of guilt

Computing- E-safety and showing respect to others online

History Iron Age- warring Celtic tribes- hill forts

Geography- Learning about other continents and cultures

R.E. – Learning about a range of Faiths and their practices.

French – Cultural understanding; links to school in Tourcoing.

 

Fundamental British Values in the Year 4 curriculum

Democracy

History Ancient Greece- voting

History Ancient Greece- Rights and rulers

Geography Contrasting locations- rulers and countries

Geography Contrasting locations- Councils and buildings

History- Shang Dynasty- Rulers and slaves

RE- Moses:Slaves in Egypt

PHSCE-Voting for School Council members

 

Rule of law

PSHCE New Beginnings - Importance of rules

Computing- E-safety rules- staying safe online

Computing, Coding- Programming-Creating games with rules

PHSCE. - Making own games with rules

R.E. – Rules & Religion; The books of law

R.E.- The 5 Ks: Sikhism

PSHCE- Anti-bullying week

 

Individual liberty

PSHCE Going for Goals- What can stop us reaching our potential?

PSHCE Good to be ME- being assertive and justifying own choices. Gender differences

R.E. – Belief. How does a religion, or lack of one, effect behaviour?

History- Shang Dynasty- Rulers and slaves. The slave revolt.

History- Ancient Greek slaves and the Spartans

 

Respect and tolerance

PSHCE New Beginnings- learning about others, recognising their gifts and talents

PSHCE Getting on and Falling out- seeing things from someone else’s point of view

PSHCE Relationships- adolescent changes

Computing- E-safety and showing respect to others online

Music- Respecting others’ opinions on style/genre

Geography- Learning about other continents and cultures

R.E. – Sikhism: Protecting believers.

R.E. – Belief. Respecting the belief or lack thereof,of others

 

Fundamental British Values in the Year 5 curriculum

Democracy

History Victorians - hierarchy in society

History Rochdale – Cooperative movement

History Romans - hierarchy in society including slaves, gladiators etc.

Geography Rochdale- town hall and its role

P.E. – orienteering leaders

History – John Lennon

 

Rule of law

Computing- E-safety rules- staying safe online.

P.E. Creative Games Making- making own games with rules.

PSHCE New Beginnings - Importance of rules and making class charter.

Anti-bullying week – School wide

 

Individual liberty

PSHCE Going for Goals - ability to achieve what you want to by setting goals and working towards them.

PSHCE Good to be ME- being assertive and justifying own choices.

History – John Lennon and protest for peace.

History Romans - hierarchy in society including slaves, gladiators etc

Anti-bullying week – School wide

 

Respect and tolerance

R.E. – Learning about a range of Faiths and their practices.

French – Cultural understanding; links to school in Tourcoing.

Computing - E-safety and showing respect to others online.

Geography – Study on Italy, understanding other cultures.

R.E. – Beliefs & Practices of Hinduism

MFL - On y va! (All aboard!) Different French speaking countries

 

Fundamental British Values in the Year 6 curriculum

Democracy

History – Mayan hierarchy

Geography - states of North America; Discuss forms of Government

R.E. – Martin Luther King Jr; Nelson Mandela; Gandhi; what makes a good leader?

 

Rule of law

PSHCE New Beginnings - Importance of rules and making class charter;

Sex Education & Real Love Rocks - age of consent; laws regarding sex

Computing- E-safety rules- staying safe online

R.E. – Martin Luther King Jr; Nelson Mandela; Gandhi; what makes a good leader?

 

Individual liberty

PSHCE Going for Goals- ability to achieve what you want to, by setting goals and working towards them

PSHCE Good to be ME- being assertive and justifying own choices

Sex Education & Real Love Rocks – right and confidence to say no

History – Titanic classes of people being treated differently; Mayan slavery

R.E. – Leaders Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela

 

Respect and tolerance

PSHCE New Beginnings- learning about others, recognising their gifts and talents

PSHCE Getting on and Falling out- seeing things from someone else’s point of view

PSHCE Relationships- understanding how we might hurt others and feeling of guilt

Computing- E-safety and showing respect to others online

Geography- rainforest tribes; American Indians; Learning about other cultures;

R.E. – Buddhism

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