Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
On Friday 24th May the children in Year 5 had the pleasure of local MP Ed Milliband coming into class and talking to the children about democracy in action, the rule of law and parliamentary life. Four children from Year 5 gave Mr Milliband a guided tour of the school before he spoke to the children,took part in a very informative Q & A session and even helped Year 5 look after their allotment! The children were an absolute credit to themselves and the school, so much so that Ed Milliband emailed after the visit saying -
'Thank you very much indeed for hosting us on Friday. It was really lovely to meet you and Barnburgh’s incredibly well-behaved and enthusiastic children!'
Have a look at some of the pictures below.
Year 5 - British Values - Rule of Law and Democracy- Visit from Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP - 24.05.19
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have now been reiterated.
At Barnburgh Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Children at our School have a voice, and they are provided with lots of opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have an elected School Council which meets regularly to discuss issues relating to the school. This council is representative of the school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of following rules and acting within the law are constantly reinforced through our school ethos and our Positive Behaviour and Discipline Policy. Pupils are taught the reasons behind such laws, how to take personal responsibility for how they act and the sanctions when laws/rules are broken. Visits from the Police and Fire Service help us to reinforce this message.
At Barnburgh Primary School, children are encouraged to make their own choices, knowing that they can do so in a safe and secure environment. Children are provided with clear boundaries that they work within, but are empowered to take responsibility for their own actions. Learners understand their individual rights and freedoms through a range of curriculum activities, for example through e-safety lessons.
Children at our School know that their behaviours and actions have an effect on the rights of others. All members of the school community treat themselves, their peers and adults with respect.
Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Barnburgh is situated within an area that is not greatly culturally diverse, so we promote diversity throughout the curriculum and through activities such as 'Community Days'. Children visit places of worship and learn about different faiths in the curriculum.
SMSC and FBV Coverage Checker
Democracy - Electing our school representatives
D Day Anniversary.
We Will Remember!
D Day Assembly. We shared all of our learning from across school in a special assembly. It was lovely to see how each class represented their thoughts about D Day and to remember together.
Year 3- We used pastels and pen outlines to recreate the famous art project 'Fallen 9000' which stenciled bodies into the beaches of Normandy to represent the lives lost during D-Day.
Year 6 created looked at an information text about D-Day and created their own.
Year 2 - D Day Artwork
Year 2 - British Values - Rule of Law - Visit from South Yorkshire Police - 11.04.2019
Doncaster West Neighbourhood Policing Team
Officers attended Barnburgh Primary School this morning and spent time with the Year 2 pupils who are learning about 'People who help us'.
It was lovely to meet you all!
Year 6 Visit to Crucial Crew - We understand the consequences of our actions.
On Thursday 14th March, Year 6 went on a trip to Crucial Crew. It was an exciting opportunity for us to work through a series of real-life scenarios related to safety. The scenarios cover issues such as arson, hoax calls, road safety, fire safety, travel safety, Internet safety, and antisocial behaviour.
The first thing we did was learn about hoax calls. You shouldn't hoax call because it could result in someone losing their life. We watched a video about two teenage girls making one of these calls. Because the fire engine was attending a false call, someone else in urgent need didn't get their fire put out and lost their life.
Have you checked your smoke alarm recently? Well if you haven't then you better check it now! At Crucial Crew we learnt how to stop smoke entering our bedroom, what to do if there is a fire in our house and how to make a 999 call including that important information we need to include.
We were then led into a garden where a wheelie bin was set on fire - well not literally - just for the purpose of the activity. We were accused of trespassing and arson. We learnt that these two crimes could result in you having a criminal record.
Other scenarios included: road safety, bus safety, internet safety, first aid and knife crime.
The best thing about the trip was taking part in a court room scenario. We all had important parts to play and it made us understand what it would be like committing a crime, going to court and ending up in a prison cell.
Overall, the trip was great: we learnt a lot!