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British Values Term 3

At Otford we discuss and learn about British Values and link it to other aspects of our learning.

The British Values are:
Democracy     -     Rule of Law     -     Individual Liberty     -
    Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


We have a display in each of our classrooms to remind us of the British Values, but also reflect on them in our everyday learning.


Year R model RESPECT every day.  We think about and make sure we respect each other when we are playing and ensure that we are treating each other as equals and sharing resources.  We discuss this in circle time.


Year 1 are focusing on Winter: keeping warm and exploring the world.
They are reading “Winter’s Child”  and “Lonely Beast”.  In our class discussions we are talking together about DEMOCRACY and RULE OF LAW.

Year 2 we are having class discussions about MUTUAL RESPECT and MULTI FAITH.  We have been discussing how we respect each other and our different beliefs and opinions.
We are reading ‘The Dark’ and ‘The Owl who was afraid of the dark’.


Year 3 understand the importance of DEMOCRACY and RULE OF LAW in their classrooms.  They are learning about the Romans.  They are exploring the value of class rules, school rules and the role of School Councillors.

Year 4 are looking at INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY this term.  They are reflecting on their achievements, successes and making choices in their daily lives, in school and at home.
They are currently reading “Mouse Bird Snake Wolf”.

Year 5 are studying space, inspired by our book: Cosmic.  This book is introducing us to the concept of being an independent thinker and freedom of thoughts.  When thinking about British Values, this is called INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY.

Year 6 are reflecting on DEMOCRACY in relation to their learning focus: “If every I can make a difference, imagine what we can achieve together.”
They are actively discussing the power of WE.