Our whole school Citizenship 21/22 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: Memory Box – Children learn about changes over time, family and community. This project develops children’s knowledge and appreciation of local history, special memories, customs and traditions, and growing up.
Year 3 / 4: Urban Pioneers - Children explore the culture and environment of city life. They develop their knowledge of building design, urban art and photography, and learn how to improve urban environments.
Years 5 / 6: ID - Children develop their knowledge of classification and inheritance. They explore human identity, genetic characteristics, family traits and their own values and beliefs.