Mutual respect is a core value at Saltersgate Junior School. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Our school does not have great cultural diversity. However, we recognise our role in promoting and celebrating different backgrounds and beliefs. Mutual respect is at the heart of school life.
Our children know and understand that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have. Children learn that their behaviour choices have an effect on their own rights and those of others.
Through the JIGSAW PSCHE and Religious Education lessons, our children learn about different religions that exist within British society and they compare the similarities and differences between them. Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism are all covered across Key Stage 2. Children are aware that all these religions are practised in Britain and they learn about these, upholding respect for the beliefs of each religion.
In addition to intrinsic themes running throughout the ethos of the school, the above topics are also taught within specific units of work. The Geography curriculum teachers that Britain is an island and that there are similarities and differences between British and that of European countries as well as further abroad. The children research and write about life in other countries as well as their own travel and holiday experiences.
Within History, the children in KS2, learn about life in Ancient civilisation as well as early British History (Stone Age, Romans, Vikings and Saxons). They learn about how these influences of history have shaped their own heritage and that of others.
School assemblies reflect current festivals and national awareness weeks which are taking place across Britain. Remembrance Day is honoured by the whole school in an assembly; children respect and recognise the loss of lives of those who fought in the war from countries all over the world.
Examples of themed weeks are: