In Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to 6), pupils will learn about events in the past that have had an impact on the British Empire and thus on British society today. They will learn about the Anglo-Saxons and how they influence the Britain we live in today; from the names of Britain’s towns and cities to the cultures and religious beliefs many people have. They will also learn about Ancient Greeks, and the etymology of words used in the English language today. Children in Year 5 and 6 study our system of democracy, comparing it to alternative forms of governance around the world, and in the past this has culminated in a visit to the Houses of Parliament.
In recent years, we have also celebrated the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with special celebration days. The school holds Remembrance Day celebrations with a minute’s silence on Armistice’s Day.
Additionally, as part of our whole school, class assemblies and circle time, pupils look at how to promote co-operation and tolerance through a variety of activities and discussions. They learn to respect the views and feelings of others and how to work effectively as a team. Our Anti – bullying ethos supports our ethos of showing respect for others, celebrating our differences and finding positive solutions to any issues that may arise in life.
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