In their time here, pupils will learn about Britain’s role in World War 2 and in World War 1. November 11th is always marked by the whole school. Pupils will learn about Victorian Britain, a time of great advancement for this country and the Empire (as it was then).
Pupils will also be taught to share values such as tolerance and respect for others, regardless of creed, colour or background. They will be taught to be curious about their world and to appreciate our hard won freedoms and to observe and question unfairness wherever they meet it. They will also celebrate our nation’s historical strengths in these areas.
Other occasions which bring the nation together are also marked by appropriate events, such as special assemblies introducing national and local news items (eg about Royal babies or Sporting achievements).
On a more general level, the school undertakes daily assemblies which uphold traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance. These are also taught within PSHE and RE lessons and on an informal nature throughout the school day.
Recently, the children discussed and voted within their classes and chose what they believe are the most important values here at Longmoor - we focus on one value every month. Each value has several reflection points which enable us all to share and understand a common values vocabulary. Here is a list of our 12 values with their corresponding month:
|January – Tolerance||July – Reflection|
|February – Curiosity||
August – Friendship
|March – Charity||
September – Optimism
|April – Independence||October – Democracy|
May – Respect
November – Self-Belief
|June – Courage||December – Love|
In their words and deeds, our pupils, staff and Governors strive to promote the values which set a standard for all to live by in Britain. If you would like to know more about how we achieve this at Longmoor, please click the documents below: