British Values – Geography
Geography at Exminster plays a significant role in educating the children about citizenship and both supports and promotes British values. It encourages pupils to investigate how places have changed by the contexts and processes that have shaped them. It does this by:
Encouraging reflective and evaluative thinking about what 'Britishness' means to them and to move away from stereotypes.
Facilitating their understanding of how societies are linked and the diversities of people's backgrounds.
Providing the children with opportunities to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
Democracy and citizenship are embedded at Exminster through the School Council process and Pupil Voice.
British Values - RE:
British Values are both promoted and supported with the subject of RE at Exminster Primary School. Through studying a wide range of faiths, RE aims to provide opportunities for the pupils to engage with religions and worldviews. We are learning both from and about religions,
Within RE the children are provided with opportunities to research and discuss ways of living, identify diversity and belonging, develop an understanding of different beliefs, teachings, sources of wisdom, authority and values and commitments.
British Values – History Education
In studying History, pupils explore how the past influences the present, how beliefs and cultures influenced peoples' actions and what past societies were like. Through History children will see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of British society.
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils know and understand the history of Britain as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people's lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
At KS1 pupils learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality. At KS2 pupils learn about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
They also explore Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. A local history study is a big part of the curriculum, which helps to develop a sense of identity and belonging. Pupils will also study an aspect or theme in British history that will extend pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066.