Our whole school Citizenship 22/23 project has the common thread of what it is to be a citizen in our school and in the wider world. The Grange Way is integral to this project as is individual identity and place in the world. Through all national curriculum subjects and the Early Years Framework, each year group will explore different aspects:
What is it to be an active citizen?
Controversial Issues in Citizenship - engaging children in discussing and exploring topical and controversial issues so that they might think critically, make informed decisions, judge bias, recognise and respect different perspectives and begin to formulate, articulate and defend their developing views and values.
Children's Rights - Looking into and learning about Rights and Responsibilities and finding out about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and how children’s learning about their rights is integral to citizenship education within a whole school context.
Weekly assemblies support the project and pose questions to explore and answer in circle times and through PSHE, RE, RSE and SMSC lessons and wider experiences.
Foundation Stage: Me and My Community - This project supports children with settling into the new rules and routines of school and encourages them to make new friends and feel confident in their class. It teaches children about being helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. This project also teaches children how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.
Year 1 / 2: Childhood -This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.
Year 3 / 4: Srumdiddyumptious - Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats. Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor. Find exciting recipes to read – and write your own, too. Then get busy in the kitchen, making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends. And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat, what does that make you?
Years 5 / 6: Time traveller - Tick, tock, tick, tock. The hands on the clock never stop. From the moment we are born, from toddler to teen, middle age to elderly, time stops for no man. Find out what happens to our bodies and brains as we grow older, and how we cope with these changes. How long does a human baby take to grow inside the womb? Does it take longer than an elephant calf? Or a kitten? Take a good look at yourself. How has your face changed since you were a baby and how will it change as you grow older? Can you photograph it, change it, age it? And what would happen if the clock struck 13? In Tom’s Midnight Garden, he travels to the past. Imagine that you could time travel too. When would you like to travel to and what would you like to see? Will you head back to your past or into your future? You decide.