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Values Curriculum

Burhill Values

Easy definition of a value= A quality in yourself/others which you aspire to, admire.

In September 2016 the year 5 children worked together to produce a list of “all the things inside us that make Burhill great”. They worked with Mrs Taylor to condense the long list of qualities they felt are important to develop inside ourselves during our primary school years. Then the teaching staff got together to determine the best order to explore the values in.

As a result of this work we now follow a Values Framework through which children explore the principles and qualities they aspire to as individuals. Children are introduced to (and revisit) our twenty two values over a period of two years, and they are encouraged to consider what each value means to them, their families and friends, and how they see those values being demonstrated in the world around them. We hope that by promoting a reflective approach to personal qualities, children will develop an understanding of the importance of individual behaviour and how it helps to shape the community in which they live and work.

We explore a value each month, through assemblies, PSHE sessions, P4C sessions, and just through general classroom life.

We fully uphold fundamental British values, and below we have indicated where Burhill values specifically link to the ABCD of fundamental British values (fBv)

 

Year A

Year B

 

Notes

 

Jan

 

Optimism

 

 

Honesty

 

January/resolutions

Feb

Respect

 

Tolerance

 

International week- acceptance of others (fBv)

March

 

Responsibility

 

 

Diligence

 

Book Week, Green Day

April

Resilience

 

Patience

 

Maths Problem Solving Day

(fBv)

May

 

Humility

 

Kindness

Take One Picture Week

Critiques

Jun

 

Courage

 

Perseverance

Sports Day

(fBv)

Jul

 

Happiness

 

Belonging

Summer term, endings, leavers

Aug

 

 

 

Sept

Friendship

 

Trust

 

Re-establishing friendships

New beginnings

Oct

 

Altruism

 

Empathy

Doing Things For Others

(fBv)

Nov

 

Peace

 

 

Cooperation

 

Armistice/Remembrance

(fBv)

Dec

 

Generosity

 

Gratitude

Christmas