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Celebrating British Values

On Thursday 21st September we had a very special visitor. The Mayor, Worshipful Paul Beck, came to our school for a ceremonial visit and the children were very excited to see him.

He came to Kingsley because

 

"Young children are the future of the town, community comes first and we live in a fantastic town." (The Mayor, Paul Beck)

 

The Mayor, Worshipful Paul Beck, was accompanied by his Chauffeur Attendant on his visit and they brought the Hartlepool Mace along with them so the children could see what it was and ask a few questions about it.

We learned that the mace was a gift from Robert Ropner in 1887 and was given to Sir William Gray. It has a royal coat of arms embossed on it, an  image of St Hilda and is always carried on the right shoulder. We also know it weighs 10kg and is 1m and 10cm long! 

 

The children had some fabulous questions for our Mayor...

 

Is it hard being a Mayor? - Evie

                     It can be very tiring but it is very worth while.

 

What's the best thing about being a Mayor? - Leon

                     Visiting our schools, children and people

 

Why do you carry the mace? - Seth

                     To show respect for the monarch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 have been designing their own British Values posters to demonstrate what they know.
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Year 3 have done lots of work around British Values recently. Look at their lovely display!

 

They have been learning about Christian symbols, the values of different communities and even about bullying and how people feel when they have been bullied.

 

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We have been learning the importance of being kind, working together and sharing in Reception. Here are some photos of us being kind friends. 
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We have been dressing up to raise money for Children in Need. The choir have had a fabulous time talking to a BBC Tees radio presenter to talk with Mr Bush and Mrs Allott.
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As part of our lesson about British Values, Year one have been discussing how people sometimes have different beliefs from others and that we all look different to each other but we are all the same. We all love our families the same, we all get upset the same and we all find things funny! The children put all there hands together to show unity and to show that they will look after each other no matter what!
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In Nursery...
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Picture 3 We take care of our environment
Picture 4 We look after the plants and insects
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Year 6 have been learning all about the Suffragettes in their topic work. They visited Space 2 Learn to explore the events a little further.
In Reception, we have been looking at the story Handa’s surprise.
We asked the children about the similarities and differences between Handa and us.
Here are some quotes from the children;

 

‘She lives somewhere else and has different coloured skin. Even though it is different, she is not different.’ – Gracie

 

‘She lives in another country. I think it is Africa and we live in Hartlepool.’  - James

 

‘She has got a present for a friend and we give presents to friends at parties.’ – Bailey

 

‘She lives somewhere hot because of her clothes.’ – Kacie Jo
 

Sophia made up a poem about respect and the value of respecting others in school.

 

The children created posters about British Values and what it is we value in school. These are now on display in our classroom. 

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Some of the children from our Choir had a fabulous time singing at a flag raising ceremony to mark Commonwealth day!

 

                                      

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We talked about when and why we give presents and recorded our 'best present ever!' and how it made us feel. We went on to talk about Jesus receiving gifts at his birth and that is why Christians still give gifts today.  
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In Year 2, we have been sharing our own special books and learning about the bible being special to Christians.

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In Year 4, we looked at the different aspects of British Values in order to gain an understanding of the overall meaning.

*Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
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