Peace & Social Justice
Welcome to the page for our topic ‘Peace and Social Justice’, or as the children may know it by ‘Peace and Conflict’. All year groups may have their own topic name based around this whole school theme.
The Peace and Social Justice team is jointly led by Mrs Bass and Mrs James and also includes Mrs Garrett and Mr Hillier.
Our intent at Parkdale is for our children to have an understanding of the world in which they live in. We want our children to be able to understand and talk about past and present events, not only in their own lives but also from around the world. The children at Parkdale will leave our school with a deeper understanding of how events fit together to tell the story of our past.
The ‘driver’ values for this theme are:
- To develop the skills of cooperation and conflict avoidance or resolution
- To understand that important lessons can be learnt from History
- To develop a love for historical enquiry and thinking
- To develop a sense of fairness and an appreciation of justice
A more detailed breakdown of our main curriculum drivers involved in this topic are:
Early Years – understanding the world – people and communities: children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
Key Stage 1 (NC 2014 Equivalents) –significant people and chronology * how we know about the past * significant periods, events and chronology, events beyond living memory * comparison with now * events within living memory * personal and family history * historical research skills
Key Stage 2 (NC 2014 Equivalents) – use fieldwork * study an aspect that links events * conduct a local history study * understand that movement of people is associated with historical change * assimilate information and views from a range of sources * select and organise information * ask and devise questions * note connections, contrasts and trends
Gallery of Learning
Parents/carers are requested to read the following letter re management of discrimination incidents. This will also be coming home as a paper copy today. Thank you. discrimination incidents letter 29.11
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An exciting visit to the National Galleries of Justice has been arranged for Year 6 pupils on Tuesday 21st November. Please click on the link below to find out more information: Galleries of Justice Letter 2023
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If you were unable to catch our five brief appearances on BBC Radio Nottingham last week, they have been compiled onto one long clip here. The BBC tell us they have had so much wonderful feedback from listeners about the work we have done to support Hope, the learning...