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Character Curriculum

OUR CHARACTER CURRICULUM

 

Character education is more than a subject: it’s learning to be a good person and a positive contributor to society. 

 

At Haydn we promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.  We plan a range of activities which build resilience, teach empathy and promote respect and tolerance.

In order to develop a set of values, principles, beliefs and lasting memories which they use to inform their perspectives on life and their behaviour, at Haydn Primary School every pupil will have the opportunity to…

 

  • Access our whole curriculum which includes exciting experiences that use imagination and creativity to inspire and fascinate learners
  • Participate in a rigorous Religious Education scheme from Foundation Stage to Year 6 and visit a range of religious buildings
  • Be part of weekly whole school assemblies, including special assemblies covering topics such as Poppy Day etc
  • Take part in a range of themed weeks including Sustainability Week, Arts Week and Chinese New Year
  • Take part in a Christmas Nativity in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One
  • Celebrate diversity, different faiths, and cultures across school
  • Study topics which allow them to learn about the world around them
  • Take part in school trips and meet visitors which inspire awe and wonder
  • Go on an overnight visit
  • Visit our local woods and build a den
  • Visit the library
  • Learn to play a musical instrument
  • Be part of an orchestral ensemble
  • Perform in front of a live audience
  • Sing in a choir
  • Take part in World Book Day events
  • Perform in a Shakespeare production as part of being an RSC Associate School
  • Go on a backstage tour to the Nottingham Playhouse or Theatre Royal
  • Learn to swim
  • Raise money for charity
  • Debate and question a range of issues
  • Cook nutritious food
  • Go on local walks
  • Learn a new language (Spanish)
  • Take part in the daily Haydn Mile
  • Take part in a sports tournament
  • Learn how to stay safe online
  • Study an artist
  • Take part in Sherwood Arts Week and an exhibition for parents
  • Create a café for parents
  • Go on an evening lantern walk

 

All pupils are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in enrichment, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those with medical conditions.  All practical steps are taken to allow for equality of opportunity, especially where there is the likelihood of oversubscription.

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