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Promoting British Values

All schools now have a responsibility to "Promote British Values"

According to Ofsted, 'fundamental British values' are:

  • democracy

  • the rule of law

  • individual liberty

  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

At Ivy Bank we actively promote British values through our broad and balanced curriculum ensuring our planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring universal values. We also take opportunities to actively promote British values through whole school events and supporting nationwide events.

British Values 2016-2017

May 2017 - Police and Fire Brigade visit Reception

Reception had a visit from the fire brigade and the police as they were learning about the importance of keeping safe and following rules. Unfortuantely,the Naughty Bus hadn't been following the rules and unfortuantely had to go inside the police van!

May 2017 - Year 2 visit Brampton Museum

The children have learnt about Florence Nightingale and the origins of nursing in the National Health Service. They visited Brampton Museum and learnt about the changes in the British lifestyle ithrough the past century. 

14.5.17 British Sandwich Week

We celebrated British Sandwich Week by offering the children possibly the most iconic British culinary invention, the sandwich. Buzz Club also made their very own sandwich concoction to celebrate the occasion! 

5.4.17 - Royal Afternoon Tea

An end of topic Royal afternoon took place for our year 1 pupils. It involved afternoon tea, crown making, a royal dance, the national anthem and even a visit from the Queen! The children have enjoyed learning about the history and role of the Royal Family.

9.2.17 - Young Voices 

Ivy Bank took part in the largest school choir concert in the world at the MEN arena. We worked collobratively with other schools from the wider community to perform a variety of songs. 

7.2.17 - Safer Internet Day

We celebrated safer internet day with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet.' Each class learnt about the positive uses of technology and explored the role we play in helping to create a better and safer online community. We discussed the appropriate rules for online use and how to stay safe on the internet. 

9.12.16 - Year 1 visit St Thomas Church, Henbury

As part of understanding how to respect and understand the beliefs and values of others, year one took a trip to St Thomas Church, Henbury. We learnt about the ceremonies of baptism and marriage. 

School Council

The children in each class have been taking part in a class election to decide who will be our school councillors.