This fortnight's trait is....
This fortnight at Forest Fields, we will be thinking about what inclusion means to us.
We will think about questions such as...
Our school welcomes children and adults from a huge variety of backgrounds.
What does it mean for everyone to be included?
Does inclusion always mean that everyone gets the same?
What is 'fair inclusion'?
We have all sorts of children and adults in our school.
What makes each of us special?
We are all the same and yet we are all different.
What does this mean? How do we all fit together?
In the video below, Maryam (a Year 3 pupil from a school in America) tells a personal story about how showing kindness led to an understanding of what diversity and inclusion really means.
She states, "The way I dress shouldn't matter how people view me in the world. Instead, we should be judged by our actions and character."
How does Maryam's talk make you feel? What do you think about what she has to say?
In Year 4, we have been learning all about India this term. Recently, we held an Indian marketplace and talked about the new sights, smells and tastes we experienced. Many of the children showed courage by smelling unusual spices and tasting new foods that they hadn't tried before. Check out our photos below!
Every fortnight, our Into Film club watches a film linked to the Trait of the Fortnight. The children discuss the film and their own thoughts about it. Recently, Into Film club watched a film called 'Wadja' about a young girl growing up in Saudi Arabia. The children thought about how this inspirational girl developed self-awareness through her experiences in the film. Klara (5HD) wrote the winning review, check it out below!
What is Character Curriculum?
'Evidence suggests that character matters hugely for a variety of later life outcomes. It can help boost educational attainment and motivation to learn among young people, as well as facilitating positive later life outcomes, such as good mental well-being, positive health behaviours, and more success when finding career paths.'
As a school, we are committing to engage in and develop a sustainable and effective 'Character Curriculum' that launched school wide in September 2016. Throughout the school year we aim to provide a range of opportunities for all the children to build skills in areas such as courage, self-awareness, resilience and altruism.