On British values Wednesday we talked about what British values meant and in particular what it meant to our children and their everyday lives both in school and at home.
We focused on how we are all different. We look different and have different likes and dislikes. Some children wrote about their favourite food. They noticed not everyone liked the same things.
We talked about the rule of law and why it was important linking it into our own school rules. The children made posters about the importance of following rules.
We talked about sharing and treating everyone as an equal. The children talked about their experiences and some children drew a picture.
We also discussed the colours of the British flag and decorated some using the right colours.
There are 5 British Values; Democracy. The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
In year 1 we explored the rule of law and discussed how we achieve this at Riverside, by following the school rules. We discussed what would happen if people outside of school did not follow rules and the law.
We then discussed mutual respect and how we show this to others. We discussed how we fell when others are nice and kind to us and show us respect. We then talked about how we feel when others are nasty to us, don’t listens to our ideas or respect our opinions. We discussed these feelings and what they looked like, by showing them using our faces. We had to tell our talk partner special things about ourselves, that they had to remember and they had to share this with others. We then discussed the importance of listening and how it makes others feel when we do.
Later on we listened to the story about Elmer who was a very colourful character that made everyone happy. He was happy being an individual and did not look like the other elephants. We discussed what made us an individual and how we like being who we are. We then designed our own Elmer to celebrate our individual liberty.
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