- Developing confidence and expertise in language, which is an important aspect of individual and social identity
- Enabling pupils to understand and engage with feelings and values embodied in high quality poetry, fiction, drama, film and television.
- Developing pupils’ awareness of moral and social issues in fiction, journalism, television and film.
- Helping pupils to understand how language changes over time, the influences on spoken, and written language and social attitudes to the use of language.
- Learning about different cultures by studying traditional stories from around the world.
- Encouraging pupils to reflect on the wonder of the natural world.
- Awareness of the ways that science and technology can affect society and the environment; ï‚· Consideration of the moral dilemmas that can result in scientific developments.
- Showing respect for differing opinions, on creation for example.
- Co-operation in practical enquiry and investigative work.
- Raising awareness that scientific developments are the product of many different cultures
- Learning about the development of British society
- Enabling pupils to reflect on issues such as slavery, the holocaust and Imperialism;
- Showing an awareness of the moral implications of the actions of historical figures
- Opportunities for reflection on the creation, Earth’s origins, its future and diversity
- Reflection on the fair distribution of the Earth’s resources and issues surrounding climate change
- Studies of people and physical geography provides children with the chance to reflect on the social and cultural characteristics of society.
- Preparing children for the challenges of living and learning in a technologically-enriched, increasingly inter-connected world
- Making clear the guidelines about the ethical use of the internet
- Acknowledging advances in technology and appreciation for human achievement
- Informing children about safe use of the internet.
- Activities involving co-operation, teamwork, competition, rules, self-discipline and fair play
- Exploring the sports and traditions of a variety of cultures
- Activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection, awareness and challenge
- Art lessons which develop children’s aesthetic appreciation
- Consideration of art which evokes feelings of awe and wonder
- Giving pupils the chance to reflect on nature, their environment and surroundings; ï‚· Studying art with spiritual or religious themes, issues raised by art which concerns ethical issues, such as war paintings.
- Broadening children’s cultural awareness through study of not only British artists, but those who have had impact from across the globe.
- Music lessons which develop children’s aesthetic appreciation
- Consideration of music which evokes feelings of awe and wonder
- Learning about different cultures by listening to traditional music from around the world.
- Opportunities to reflect, to develop curiosity and a questioning approach – discussing issues and themes
- Learning about key beliefs of different world faiths including Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism
- Consideration of a range of moral issues – right and wrong, justice, war and suffering, care for the environment etc.
- Reflection on products and inventions, the diversity of materials and the ways in which design can improve the quality of our lives
- Awareness of the moral dilemmas created by technological advances
- Consideration of how different cultures have contributed to technological advances
- Opportunities to work as a team, recognising others’ strengths and working cooperatively.
- Learning about French culture and customs
- Developing social skills through communicating with learning partners
- Listening skills are improved through oral/aural work.
- Give pupils the knowledge and develop the self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions;
- Encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness;
- Enable pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences;
- Promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle;
- Enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others;
- Encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment;
- Help our pupils understand and manage their feelings, build resilience and be independent, curious problem solvers;
- Understand how society works and the laws, rights and responsibilities involved.