Each class follows a curriculum plan prepared for the year and term ahead.
Our classes are as follows:
Fletcher - Mrs Thorogood
Dahl - Mrs Silman
Blyton - Mrs Wiggins & Mrs Bryer
Pullman - Mrs Kermode
Rowling - Mrs Bennett
Morpurgo - Miss Hynd
Blackman - Miss Roberts & Mr Hamblin
Walliams - Miss Sandhu
Promoting British Values in each of our classes
This year we will be asking the question, how did the Civil War help shape the Daventry area? In doing so we will be encouraging our pupils to accept the view that other people have different beliefs and faiths, and consequently, should be accepted and tolerated. In addition to this we intend to teach an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens, but also how this has changed throughout history. In RE we will be looking at significant Christian holidays and why Jesus is inspirational to so many people of different beliefs. Through this we hope to teach our pupils an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures. For the SMSC curriculum we will be teaching, through the SEALs resources, how to develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. We also wish to empower pupils by encouraging them to accept responsibility for their behaviour and actions therefore contributing positively to those in our school and our society.
In studying ‘Who were the early lawmakers?’, Year 4 children learn about the origins of the rules by which our society is governed. Links are made to in-school, local and national elections, as and when appropriate through the year. They have visits from local police officers to encourage them to reflect on knowing right from wrong, to develop respect for the law and to understand the consequences of breaking the laws and rules of our society. In RE, children learn about the beliefs and values of the followers of different faiths including Christians, Humanists and Muslims. They are encouraged to make comparisons with, and draw parallels between, their own lives and the lives of people of these faiths. Through PSHCE, and in particular through the SEAL curriculum materials, children learn to develop respect and tolerance for other people and their feelings, whilst exploring some of the issues which affect them in their daily lives.
The teaching of British Values is enhanced by school-wide support for local and national charities at different times through the year.
Through studying our Geography focus unit ‘Why should the rainforest be important to us all’ the children develop an understanding of the importance of respecting the human and physical world. They begin to recognise the role they play in taking responsibility for the rainforest; how they can contribute positively to maintaining the environment for all the living creatures; as well as supporting an appreciation of other cultures and civilisations that make the rainforest their home. An important part of this unit is helping the children to realise their role in society and how they can influence other parts of the world.
Within RE, children learn about the beliefs and values of followers of different faiths with a focus on Christianity and Sikhism. They are encouraged to draw on their beliefs and traditions and compare these to the beliefs of others in our community and the wider world. Throughout the teaching of RE the children are encouraged to respect their own beliefs as well as those of other people.
Through studying the Year 6 Geography topics: ‘Will you ever see the water you drink again?’ and ‘I’m a year 6 pupil get me out of here!’ Children will be learning about: the local environment; environmental issues across a global scale and recognise the roles and responsibilities that they play in contributing positively to the society around them on a local and global level.
Through their History topic on slavery, children will learn about the history and progress of slavery and discuss the moral and ethical issues that arise within this topic. These will include: the ability to distinguish between right and wrong; respect for all people regardless of their individual differences and how slavery has been combated through citizens taking part in the democratic process to influence decision making and how this has been developed and maintained.
The RE topics to be covered this academic year will research key aspects of some of the major religions in Britain today. These include: Christianity; Judaism; Sikhism and Islam. The children will draw upon several key themes, such as the similarities and differences between these religions; the importance of respecting and accepting the beliefs and values of other people and how we can work together to ensure that the society we live in is a harmonious one.