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British Values

KEY: Reception, Year 1, Year 2, All

British Values:

What the value means:

What it is like in our school:


To understand:

  • and respect the democratic process

  • how they can influence in decision making

  • how to argue and defend a view point

  • the importance of team work

  • We have a discussion about what we already know and what we would like to learn.
  • We choose the theme of the role play area.
  • We bring all year one classes together to perform an annual Year one production.
  • We use hot seating in role play, where we argue points of views of characters from stories. 
  • We participate in Teddy Bear Olympics.
  • We participate in Year 2 Mini Olympics as a team.
  • We complete a Year 2 questionnaire to voice our opinions about the school.
  • We audition for school productions.
  • We vote for our class cube jar rewards.

  • We vote for our class School Council representatives.
  • We decide on class rules together (in addition to school rules and lunch time code)
  • We discuss our ideas in teams.

The Rule of Law

  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and apply this to their own lives

  • Ability to accept responsibility for their behaviour

  • To understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions

  • Ability to resolve conflicts effectively

  • Understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality and society more widely

  • To understand that living under the rule of law protects them and is essential for their well-being and safety

  • We decide on our class rules together.

  • We follow rules: rainbow chart, school rules and lunch time code.

  • We celebrate a class Star of the Week!

  • We know how to act appropriately and use behaviour charts to reinforce this.

  • We learn how to share and take turns.

  • We talk to each other to resolve disagreements and conflicts.      


  • We take responsibility to keep ourselves safe on the computer (e-safety).

  • We collect money to make a positive impact on others: Harvest, Poppy, charity events and sponsored event days.

  • We participate in the May Fayre enterprise week.

  • Visits from people in the community.

  • We pick up our own litter after a lunch time picnic.

Individual Liberty

  • To understand rights and responsibilities

  • We use the planning board to choose what we would like to learn.


  • We know what to do to get on the ‘Super Smiley face’ to receive a sticker (going beyond expectations of being thoughtful and kind)

  • We take responsibility to ensure lights are turned off in each classroom at playtime-looking after our environment.

  • We can choose to participate in extra curriculum activities.

  • We are role models to the other pupils in school.

  • We have lots of responsibilities in Year 2 – such as snack, light and music helper.

  • We each have a class helper.

  • We understand that the amount of Golden Time we receive is relative to our behaviour.

  • We change our own reading books.

  • We look after ourselves and our belongings by washing our hands, zipping up our own coats etc.

  • We follow safety and behaviour rules during school trips. Representing our school to the best of our ability.

Mutual Respect & tolerance of those with different faiths and belief

  • Reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise that inform their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values

  • Reflective about their own experiences

  • Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others

  • Use a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religions, ethic and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Participate in a variety of communities and social settings, co-operating well with others

  • Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain

  • Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity as shown by their tolerance and attitudes

  • We ask parents to contribute to their child’s learning journey.

  • We learn through our Core values about respect and tolerance.

  • We have many signs and displays about many cultures, special events and religions.

  • We invite parents in to share their culture.

  • We celebrate other the religions and languages of other children in our class.

  • We participate in an International week.

  • We have visited temples, churches and other religious buildings.

  • We listen to many interesting stories about other people during Religious Education, Personal, Social,  Health and Emotional lessons and assemblies.

  • We plan to celebrate festivals and mark special days from the world around us.

  • We learn about animals, trees and natural features that are native to Britain – we are proud of what we see around us.

  • We listen to music from around the world.