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British Values Week

21 May 2018

British Values week was embraced by all at Kew Green this term! This was a week of celebrating how lucky we are to hold the values in our country; those including: tolerance, respect, individual liberty and democracy.  

Reception and year 1 read stories based around respect and learned about how important it was to embrace our differences. We were also lucky enough for the RNLI to pay a visit, to talk to reception and year 1 about volunteering in the community and helping others.

Year 2 proved they had some budding politicians as they held an exciting debate around issues on housing, education, healthcare and environmental changes. They also researched how the royal family have changed over time.

Year 3 had a lot of fun making ‘British Values’ hands to help them remember how important our values were. These look wonderful on displays around school. Year 4 also got creative with making shields that represented themselves and their interests. This was all around their focus on how important it is to not only tolerate but to embrace our individual differences. Later in the week, year 4 researched fair trade and the impact it has on human rights.

The Houses of Parliament trip was certainly a highlight of the week for year 5; they learned so much about how democracy works. They also enjoyed looking at items from the Houses of Parliament loan box, especially trying on the clergy wig! 

Year 6 researched what is meant by the 'Rule of Law'. They used a fictional town called 'Uptown' and thought about what suitable punishments / consequences would be if rules were broken. It is safe to say their punishments were not pretty! 

It was fantastic to see the children having so much fun during the week. Dhillion in 5K tells me “we had a fantastic time interpreting the British Values in our own way. We focused on individual liberty and it made us think about how fantastic it is to be unique and have our own say about things, of course by being respectful too.”

 

Laura Wright

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