Our 2022-23 Summer Term Picture News Coverage
Picture News Advocate Award
We are delighted to have been awarded 'Advocate Status' for our work with Picture News. Well done to everyone!
At Shakespeare Primary School our pupils understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Children are encouraged to have a voice and where there is opportunity too the children are encouraged to have an opinion on different matters most particularly those affecting them and our community. We have a parliament which gather weekly to ensure student voice is heard and we often hold elections in line with those across the country to ensure children have an understanding of the democratic system.
Through daily Picture News assemblies, children are able to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence; they are encouraged to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the school rules which also follow civil and criminal law of England. We continuously promote and encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.
Although Modern British Values underpins our daily assemblies it is also taught broadly through our whole curriculum and most specifically covered in PSHE and RE to ensure the students have a good general knowledge of the 5 British Values that ultimately underpin our school values as well as our local communities and those across the UK.
The Key Values are:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Teaching British Values through Picture News.
It is important that all of our children understand the world that they live in today; not just local but global events. Picture news shares interesting, up-to-date stories, images and information at an age-appropriate manner. Every weekly edition links to a specific British Value so that children can link their learning to a range of contexts. The document below provides more information about how British Values is taught through Picture News.