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Life Curriculum

Life Curriculum

Our Life Curriculum incorporates religion and world views and relationships and health education

Our Life Curriculum encompasses religion and world views, relationships and health education and the teaching of our school values.

Children access our Life curriculum from Nursery to Year Two.

Our Life Curriculum develops pupils’ knowledge, understanding and awareness and focuses on developing their internal resources. It develops pupils’ ability to think for themselves and develops their skill set to become healthy and safe individuals.

As part of our Life Curriculum’s design, opportunities are carefully planned to allow children a ‘window’ into the lives of others so that they develop empathy and a sense of morality. This enables us to challenge misconceptions and stereotypes early on and develop children’s aspirations.

Ultimately, our Life Curriculum aims to deepen pupils’ awareness of the world and become aspirational in their outlook.

Our Life Curriculum enables pupils to become well-prepared for life in modern Britain and more successful in their learning and interactions because they focus on developing their internal resources. Pupils will be confident and enthusiastic learners who want to do well. As well as this, pupils will develop a sense of morality and empathy and be able to argue their points of view respectfully.

Our Life Curriculum has four strands which are focused on developing pupils as balanced and well-rounded citizens who are ready for life in modern Britain:

Strand 1: Culture

Strand 2: Character

Strand 3: Global citizenships

Strand 4: Wellbeing

Life Curriculum Strands

Festival of Books

Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre is proud of its commitment to educating its pupils about the diverse world in which they are growing up. As part of this commitment, the school’s Life Curriculum Pathway contains a series of teaching sequences aimed at delivering learning opportunities linked to the Equality Act 2010 and enabling children to understand the benefits of a diverse society that is celebrated and prepares them for life in modern Britain.

The aim of our Life Curriculum is to facilitate community cohesion through understanding and acceptance of difference.

Through a progressive range of picture books, all children are taught about diversity in an age-appropriate manner. This includes all elements of The Equality Act, including race, religion, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.

The benefits of this approach to our pupils include:

 

  • Increased self-esteem from a feeling of belonging
  • Resilience from knowing who they – and others – are
  • Preparation for life in modern Britain
  • Reduced potential for radicalisation
  • A whole-school approach with difference and diversity celebrated throughout our harmonious school

Relationships and Health Education: Statutory Requirements

As a maintained primary-phase school we must provide relationships education to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017.

Although we are not required to provide sex education due to the age of our pupils, we do need to teach the elements of sex education contained in the science curriculum.

In teaching relationships education, we must have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Education as outlined in section 403 of the Education Act 1996.

At Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre, we teach relationships and health education as part of our Life Curriculum.