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  Introduction 

 

We strive to ensure that our children are well prepared for the world outside.  

 

We aspire for them to be tolerant, and  respectful of other cultures and faiths 

Using their freedoms wisely

as law abiding citizens

who have a real life handle on our democratic system

and understand how they can influence that for the good of themselves and others.  

 

Below is our British Values statement and below that a flavour of what we do with pupils to develop their understanding of the key

British Values

 General Election is coming!

Year 6 are creating their own political parties 

They will create manifestos, logos and speeches

Every vote counts! 

 

 

 

Refugee Week June 2024

Year 6 took part in an online workshop with The Anne Frank Trust

It featured the novelist Tom Palmer who has written about refugee experiences across time

This workshop focussed on the stories of Anne Frank and a Danish woman called Henny.

We are also using the picture book – The Arrival to explore refugee experiences more

We have listened to the French song – Mercy about a baby born on a boat at sea during a refugee journey.

This is all part of our developing respect and tolerance.

 2nd May - local elections

Year 6 pupils discussed how democracy is more than just voting -

Pupils can contact their MP and councillors anytime - to express their views

They can join groups to improve our local area

 

Earth Day 

 

Respect-

For our planet 

All pupils took part in this

 

They brought in single use plastic items that they had at home

They created wonderful art with this

Whilst learning about different biomes

Pictures to follow

 Time Traveller's History Club

This club was part of Sefton's 50th anniversary celebrations 

The children did so much to learn more about their community-

See below 

 Lent

Hands of Humility 

Love My Community 

These involve our role as citizens - showing respect for others and our community

 

We are using lent to focus on how we can bring light into our community

We are writing 5 ideas onto our Hands of Humility designs - ways in which we can improve the lives of those around us

This can be simple acts like ensuring we say 'Thank you' - Sending a card to an older relative - offering to wash up! 

On Love My Community Day we raised money by wearing yellow

 

 

 

 

Holocaust Memorial Day January 2024

Our History Ambassadors led  class worship on this  in the  the junior classes

We linked in British Values – how we live where we are free and where our laws promote respect and tolerance.

We learned about Southport’s connections to events in the 1930s –  Our local Jewish cemetery

Jewish refugees who were welcomed here – people who welcomed them

 

We thought about how the Bible teaches us to love – to show kindness especially to those who are far from home

Big Picture News

We use this to help us consider and debate current news topics linked to our

British Values 

 Our choir has been demonstrating service by singing on our local community - bringing JOY and happiness. 

We had a

Peace Art Day

We thought about how we can bring peace where we live -

with kindness and caring

We promote

Friendship and Anti Bullying! 

Thank you to our History Ambassadors

who have been visiting classes to share their expertise on the Romans 

This pre-teaches the younger classes and

acts as a revisit of prior knowledge for Y5 and Y6.

It is part of learning that our values include rights and duties - duties of service. 

Remembrance 

We have been finding out about our relatives and how they served in war time.

Some were women who were part of the WAAF and WVS; others were part of the Land Army.

Some were men who fought overseas - in Egypt and France; others were in the Polish Amy and Airforce. 

We have researched the role of those from across the globe who served to protect our freedoms -

Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Sikhs - from the Caribbean, countries in Africa and in India.

Some of our relatives fought in the Australian and New Zealand forces. 

History Ambassadors have visited our local cemetery to see the war graves and memorials

In school classes used poetry to focus on remembrance - developing performance voices

Some photos are below 

Classes have been learning about topics related to Black History Month

Some of the inspiring people we learned about

Ruby Bridges

Martin Luther King

Rosa Park

Harriet Tubman

Garrett Morgan 

 

 

A Royal Visit to Southport! 

Children and staff represented our school at the rededication of our magnficent war memorial

Honouring those who served to defend our freedoms - our British Values

 We won the competition below - again!

Celebrating Lilian Bader - the first black woman to join the women's RAF in World War Two

 

Below is a link to Polish Day at The Atkinson...

promoted to all our children

Invictus Games 2023 - Dusseldorf- Germany 

 

Year groups drew attention to this event -

Promoting respect

Highlighting diversity

Honouring service 

All round school we are choosing and developing our leadership groups -

Here are just some of them

School Councillors

Worship Warriors

Eco Warriors

History Ambassadors 

 

We have new British Values posters around the school - thankyou Year 6! 

 Year 6 have been working on entries for this year's Mersey Police Black History Month competition - looking at a range of local figures for the theme

Black and Proud 

 

Here are just a few of the fabulous pieces so far

 Year 5 are spending several days this week workshopping with the Anne Frank Trust

Voices for Equality

 

 

 

Year 6 learned about Alan Turing - a computer genius who was crucial to our victory in World War Two 

Also the Dick, Kerr women's football team that was based in Preston before women's league football was banned - and one of their stars Lily Parr. 

June 23rd -

Our Rainbow Equality Day 

 

 Year 6 Smile Project

 

 

Working in teams to raise money for our local dementia care home 

 

History Ambassadors - being school citizens - helping Year 1 learn about The Victorians 

History Ambassadors playing their part - helping the Southport Townscape Heritage Project develop new educational activities

Using their history detective skills to investigate a diary from 1862 in which a group of people travelled from Yorkshire to holiday here. 

 

 

Faith in Action Day

Year 6 leading learning stations about aspects of faiths in action - broadening our understanding of the people we meet -

mutual respect and tolerance. 

 

 

 

Eurovision is coming to our City Region - Liverpool! 

This event absolutely plays in to our British values -

We are hosting on behalf of Ukraine showing our support for others

The contest celebrates diversity and promotes tolerance and understanding across cultures and identities 

Not all European countries have the individual liberty that we have - to be who we want to be

See the links here for what the BBC is offering and for what Southport is doing too

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0f0p0r5

https://standupforsouthport.com/eurovision-family-trail-comes-to-southport-with-families-invited-to-take-part/

 

The first coronation of our lifetimes! 

This is the first coronation ever for staff and pupils in our school! 

It is an historic moment that celebrates our British Culture  

It is a sacred ceremony - King Charles is keen to include a range of people from different faiths - to show our British values of respect and tolerance - that we are all valued

 

 

Watch this space to see how we celebrate on Friday 5th May 

Throughout the year we ensure that girls are inspired to achieve and be whatever they want to be - for example highlighting opportunities in STEM with online workshops with female scientists

We love to link with our fabulous local resource - The Atkinson

Knowing more about the world outside of our school - art, history, culture, music and theatre

See the latest competition here

 SO many children and families took part in our History Atkinson Challenge during February half term! 

Getting out into our town and learning more about it. 

 Fair trade - Tabz linked our worship about the Bible story of Joseph - to issues of fairness

How to act wisely when we feel things are not fair - making good choices.

We are free to make our own decisions

We have a duty to respect others

We have a democracy in which we have a voice to change things - we don't have to wait to vote to have a say 

The Rule of Law allows us to voice our opinions peacefully 

 

Half way through the year - here is a snap shot of our classes from Reception to Year 6 exploring British Values 

From having inspiring speakers and workshops to encourage us to be the best that we can be - individual liberty 

Supporting charities - respect

Visiting a local care home to connect with those who might feel lonely - respect

Learning about the how to stay safe - Rule of Law

Bully buster workshops - Rule of Law

Visiting our local mosque - mutual respect

Diwali dancing - respect 

 

 

Holocaust Memorial Day is

January 27th

Mutual Respect and Tolerance 

 

History Ambassadors have been preparing for this event -

with antisemitism in the news it is more important than ever to educate ourselves about this topic.

 

We visited our local Jewish Cemetery and laid stones of remembrance along with a minute's silence.

We discussed how the gravestones tell of stories and lives that were touched by the Holocaust over 80 years ago - the effects of which continue to this day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 We have created this video on a local connection to the Holocaust to share with other schools -

 

it is about a woman called Ruth Harris who opened her home in Argyll Road to Jewish refugees in 1939

 

Leading Holocaust Memorial Day

activities with other year groups 

Big Picture News = Wondering Wednesdays

 

Pupils have the chance to explore topical issues

with a focus upon British and Christian Values 

Remembrance 

we have been taking history out of school and into our homes and local area - some of us even on holiday in places like Wales! 

Here is just a small selection of the results -

talking to relatives and visiting war memorials  

Making sure that we show respect and gratitude for those who have served to protect our British Values 

Learning more about our community  - part of our cultural capital - helping us to became better citizens.

 

Year 6 attended a premiere at The Atkinson - a fabulous play about Southport's history - We loved it! 'Beyond amazing' was one comment. We learned so much in such an entertaining way.

 

Afterwards, we visited the Monument - our town's war memorial- to pay our respects in the lead up to Remembrance in November. 

 

Black History Month 2022 - October

 

We are very excited this year because one of our Year 6 pupils last year won the Merseyside Police BHM competition - his drawing and our school logo are on the side of a police van all this month!! 

See below for photos of how we are kick starting this important month - more photos will be added as classes do their own focus tasks over the coming weeks

 

Remembering our Queen September 2022 

Below are some of our reflections  on the life of our queen. 

What could be more 'British Values' than the life of service that she lived?

 

There are lots of leadership opportunities at our school.

These help develop mutual respect and the skills of active citizenship -

sharing our interests and skills with others - making our school community a better place.

Some examples of leadership -

Digital leaders

Eco Warriors

History Ambassadors

Health Champions 

Worship Warriors

Our link with SASWTrust -

gives us lots of great resources for exploring British and Christian Values - usually through in person worship sessions and workshops - but also with great online resources like the ones below 

Polling Day! May 5th 2022

Here is a detailed account of what Year 6 did in their lunchtime debate - other year groups also practised voting

Year 3 were writing persuasive pieces about school uniform and other topics - they had to try and convince Mrs Day!

Year 4 had fun votes such as does pineapple belong on pizza? - as well as  - would you rather go abroad or stay in UK for holidays? Should pupils have mufti everyday? 

Year 6

Our parents get the chance to vote today – so we got to practise having our say…liberty and democracy

Year 6 had a lunch time debate about school uniform – we used the idea of a speaker to run the debate and the use of ‘bobbing’ to attract their attention if we had something to contribute. We had lots of Right Honourable pupils trying to persuade us for and against.

We then all got to vote in a secret ballot.

We learned about how in the past only rich men could vote – and in public. One pupil suggested that this would mean people voted as their friends did. Back in the day, poorer people felt they had to vote for their bosses and land lords.

We posted our ballots into the ballot box and Mrs Day acted as out ‘teller’ and counted the vote. We had 3 ‘spoiled’ ballots – where the wrong mark had been used.

13 votes were against having school uniform – 8 votes were in favour.

We discussed how in real life when we are unhappy with a democratic result the rule of law  and respect mean that we have to follow what has been decided BUT – in our country we are free to complain and campaign to change this – on social media, in petitions, in contacting our MPs etc.

Serving our community - respect

Creating a church tour to share with our buddies

History Ambassadors have been exploring our local area and are creating a treasure trail for fellow pupils

See below for our Holocaust Memorial Day Worship

 

History ambassadors led worship –

 sharing what they had learned from their visit to our local cemetery.

 

Christian Value of humility – the example of Southport resident Ruth Harris who opened her home to Jewish refugees over 80 years ago.

 

British value of mutual respect and tolerance – celebrating diversity

  • choosing to be kind

 

We painted remembrance stones – stones are a Jewish tradition of remembrance.

 

We chose images linked to the different persecuted communities of the Holocaust – alongside Jews there were others who were persecuted – Roma, Sinti, disabled people, gay people and Jehovah’s Witnesses. We noted that even today there are groups who suffer because they are different.

History Ambassadors with their

Holocaust Memorial Day Display

  

History Ambassadors visit Duke Street Cemetery

Visiting the Jewish section

Preparing for Holocaust Memorial Day

 History Ambassadors designed Christmas cards - inspired by the first Victorian ones -  to sell to family and friends to raise money for charity. 

December - History Ambassadors continue to act as great role models to our Reception children.

Here they are serving our community by giving their time to do chronology activities. 

Inter faith day - Respect-Diversity-  

led by pupils for Christ The King High School

Year 6 Class Worship with Parents - Justice, Equality and Respect 

Remembrance

This is an important part of our British Values - we would not have the society we have today without the sacrifices and service of our relatives in the past.

 

 

Below is the display we did for a local shop window - including poetry, art and family photos. 

Below is a video showing the variety of activities we did on our themes of

Diversity and British Values 

Remembrance2021 (1).mp4

Still image for this video

Black History Month

For the second year, all classes undertook activities on this important theme which helps to promote mutual respect and understanding.

 

 

 

The first of our UK Parliament online workshops - in advance of Parliament Week

Year 6 got to interview our MP, Damien Moore

History Ambassadors Autumn 2021 –

back helping the younger pupils as chronology buddies

Our new History Ambassadors – citizens for change 

ready to take responsibility for promoting history

and historical thinking around the school.

International day of Peace - learning about the United Nations

We all had worship time on this theme - learning about being world citizens  - see the PowerPoint below

 

 

 

 Below is our year 2020-2021 and further back in time! 

Learning about the wider world - past and present - is part of appreciating other cultures.

Year 6 Maya Activity day was also about working as part of a team to complete a series of challenges

 

History competition winners

Taking an interest in the world around us and being create and involved.

The whole school got involved with this and we had wonderful entries from all our year groups. Photos to follow

 

 

Knowing the community we live in - and taking an interest in it - is all part of being an active citizen. 

Year 6 have been investigating how Southport is faring  in light of national headlines questioning -

Death of the high street?

We've been undertaking field work about this -

Taking surveys on footfall, occupancy rates, litter and condition of premises.

 

Overall we have found that Southport seems to be doing better than the national averages in terms of occupancy and we felt there was less litter than we expected (with good provision of bins in most places) and very few instances of vandalism and graffiti. 

 

The pupils below all got certificates from the competition run by Never Such Innocence.

Their entries were poems on the Korean War and speeches about the use of

animals in World War One.

Florrie got 2nd prize for her speech - from over 3000 entries worldwide. 

Learning about other cultures and how badly they have been treated in the past - these prize winners wrote great speeches and letters to defend the native people of America against those who hated and persecuted them. 

The Census is coming! 

Here is our Wondering Wednesday introduction to this important event - democracy and citizenship

 

 March 8th - International Women's Day AND Commonwealth Day

 

Here is a worship that touches on both these important topics - part of our democratic values and mutual respect, equality and fairness

 Fair trade Fortnight - February and March 2021 

Here is our pupil voiced worship on this topic along with a short play voiced by pupils and our school display

 January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day

See the worship video below to mark this international event - mutual respect

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

A short worship video for January 27th

 Our News Champion Team is up and running!

Helping keep us up to date with news events and exploration of our British Values.

Recently they have been leading Y6 in understanding how to keep safe in this Covid Christmas. 

 

 Our History Ambassador team have been designing Christmas cards to raise money for charity. 


Because we have been learning about migration and refugees in history we decided to donate to help refugees. 

Remembrance walk

Celebrating our values and the sacrifices made to defend them

 PowerPoint for Parliament Week worship

Parliament Week

Learning how they debate in Parliament.

We chose speakers to direct our debate.

We bobbed to get their attention.

We used the phrase ‘The Right Honourable…’.

We sat down when we weren’t talking.

 We referred to each other’s opinions.

 The question was:

Should we ban zoos?

 

 Getting ready for Parliament Week 2020

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 are taking part in

 

 Our British values news board keeps updating!

   Our brand new history ambassadors - ready to serve our community!

 

 

                                Video and discussion material

Learning about our British values and exercising our freedom of opinion and  speech: sharing our opinions and explaining our ideas

Wondering Wednesday

 Getting ready for Black History Month

 

 

Look what we've been doing

 

                    Windrush podcast below

 Year 6 have been exploring our British Values and designing posters and logos to help revamp our school posters: see below

 We practised our freedom of speech and participated in our democracy by discussing our ideas for the

Southport Town Deal

 

Today (15.9.2020) is the 80th anniversary of the

Battle of Britain 15th September 1940

Sacrifice for our freedom

Here are some photos of our relatives who were in the RAF.

 

Southport joins in saying Thank you! for VJ Day

Remembering sacrifices made 75 years ago for our freedoms and values

 Black Lives Matter: want to know more about what is happening?

 

Here is a podcast made by a Father and his primary aged children about the history of the slave trade and some consideration of what has happened recently. 

May 12th = 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born

Here is a video to help us know more about this national hero whose name has recently been given to hospitals across the country. 

Think you'd make a good MP?

Use the link below to play a game that helps us understand what it involves.

   Thank you to pupils who have shared some of     their family stories from World War Two - stories   that help inspire us to appreciate our

British Values.

See our video below

Pupil stories of relatives from WW2

 V.E Day May 8th

See the history page link and staff video below for lots of information about how we are marking this important day.

Days like these allow us to really appreciate our British Values.

Without the sacrifice of ordinary people for the 6 years of war and the years of rationing and rebuilding that followed, we would not have the freedoms that we have today. 

St Philip's Staff WW2 Relatives

As we commemorate VE Day on its 75th anniversary, St Philip's staff have shared some stories and photos of their relatives.

Year 6 History Ambassadors led our worship on Commonwealth Day

Pupils increased their knowledge and understanding of what The Commonwealth is and how

 British Values operate within it. We looked in more depth at the theme of Together We Can Make A Difference and help protect our planet.

History Ambassadors act as lead learners as we learn about different cultures and also learn from them: mutual respect

 Mutual respect: marking Holocaust Memorial Day

with our display (photo below) and an assembly for the Juniors.

 

Christian Value = truthfulness

We cannot be effective citizens if we do not know what the truth is!

Finding out the truth is not always easy. Year 6 have been using the Newsround websites to get their facts about recent world events. They have then discussed their views based on these facts e.g. What should Prince Harry do? Should cars be allowed in city centres?  If trainers are so bad for the environment - what should we do?

St Philip’s Election results 2019

The school - including staff- voted as follows

Conservatives 67

Lib Dems 66

Labour 88

LABOUR WIN

 

Year 6 News Champions led our worship time and we heard speeches representing the 3 parties standing here in Southport.  We then had the chance to cast our vote and practice our democratic rights and individual liberty.

Wondering Wednesday continues to get us thinking and talking about our British Values.

Last week: Whose responsibility is pollution?

This week: Should animals be used for entertainment?

 

 

History Ambassadors visit the Jewish Cemetery

British Values: tolerance and mutual respect

 

We had an Anne Frank Ambassador with us to interview.

Anna was able to tell us about what happened to Anne Frank and what her famous diary is about. One of the graves told us about a girl who came as a refugee to this country when she was five years old as part of the Kindertransport that rescued Jewish children in the 1930s.

We took time to reflect on the consequences of extreme hatred such as that exhibited during The Holocaust.

 

Photos are below

It is okay to be different: tolerance and respect

Anti-bullying

 

Our Remembrance Journey

11.11.2019

 Our History Ambassadors led 7 sessions: windows, mirrors and doors activities that helped us get a deeper insight into remembrance and appreciating our British Values.

 

 

Our remembrance display in Byng House

British Legion Holiday Centre

Demonstrating respect and recognising service and sacrifice

                  Parliament Week

Classes are discussing....

Remembrance is a key part of appreciating our British Values.

 

We remember those who have served to protect our values.

In doing so we appreciate our democracy, rule of law, tolerance and freedoms.

 

Here are the Year 6 History Ambassadors visiting The Monument where over one thousand names remember those who have served and died from our town.

 

 

 

Helping each other learn is a way of serving and showing respect

 

Here we are taking a lead role in exploring views about the rainforest

 New History Ambassadors

Already active citizens, serving our community by helping others.

Democracy and service in action

Classes have elected their school councillors.

Here are the Year 6 representatives.

They will have to listen to the views of the class and then try to explain these at council meetings.

 

Respect and Service

 Year 6 History Ambassadors visit the church Welcome In.

They had a lovely time finding about memories of church and school.

Geography and History Fieldwork

 in the park.

The skills and tasks we used in this field work link to our

British Values

Geography = We were looking at the facilities and condition of the park area. We used a questionnaire to find out what visitors to the park thought about it. Mostly they loved it! This meant that we were talking to the public and gathering data: a process that helps us to appreciate our local area.

History = We were looking at how much the park has changed since it opened in 1913. At first glance we thought it had changed a lot but when we used the information boards and looked at individual areas we discovered that a lot of the park is very similar to one hundred years ago. This meant that we were looking more closely at our local area and understanding it better.

 

Back at school we will produce reports on what we found, evaluate our findings and make recommendations on how to improve the area in future.

Rule of Law

Learning about road safety in whole school worship

 

The Maya Treasure Escape Room Challenge

Year 6 demonstrated great team work skills…which of course help to develop our values of respect and tolerance.

They were also learning about another culture whilst doing this! History Ambassadors lead the tasks and supported the other pupils…again showing respect and citizenship.

Learning about how people lived in other eras helps us to appreciate the values we have now.

Year 3 got to meet a Roman soldier!

British Values: Mock Election

Mock election…who would we vote for in local elections?

Christian and British Values…respect and individual liberty

Practising for our democratic process

We used ballot papers for our secret ballot.

First we voted without looking at what the local parties were offering: Labour won.

Then we read about what the local candidates had said they would do and discussed in groups what we thought. The information was numbered rather than labelled with a political party’s name.

The Green Party won

See photos below.

Year 6 News Champions and History Ambassadors lead class worship around the school about the

British and Christian Value of Respect

 

We looked at special religious buildings. First we looked at Notre Dame and the fire there over Easter.

Then we looked at the religious buildings used by Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs.

British Values of mutual respect and tolerance

come from helping each other and sharing what we know.

History Ambassadors continue to act as Chronology Buddies with younger children to help them develop a better understanding of history and so appreciate the society and values we have today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Champions visit more classes!

This time we focussed on our Christian value of Service and linked it to news stories about how to look after our planet. We used Newsround videos about the damage caused by single use plastic items and non biodegradable glitter.

This also helps us develop our British Values as we learn more about the world around us and

how to be better citizens within it.

Year 6 History Ambassadors and News Champions help others worship and learn.

Wondering Wednesday got us to think about

 Rule of Law, Respect and our Individual Liberty

                                        Should schools be car free zones?

Commonwealth Day

We celebrated being part of The Commonwealth family with a special worship time led by our News Champions from Year 6.

World Book Day

Loving reading and sharing our favourite stories will help us be better learners and better able to take an active part in our communities

Helping each other learn helps our community.

Year History Ambassadors acted as experts for their class.

They answered questions and gave support in our group work.

Thank you.

The School Council…our democracy and mutual respect in action

Go Orange for Muscular Dystrophy

We led an assembly to explain about this and to encourage children to raise money to help our community.

We watched a video about one of our pupils and his family.

Hands on History Exhibition

 

Practising our values of service and citizenship, Year 6 History Ambassadors hosted an exhibition for our community about our local history. We discussed their memories of school days and what Southport used to be like when they were young.

 Year 6 spread the word about British values by delivering class worship sessions to Y1-6 in which pupils considered what each of the four main values means and how they could be a better citizen