At Woodlands we aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and
skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. Pupils are
encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the
curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to
recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own
learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and
socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they
can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Our curriculum covers bereavement and loss using the “Elephants Tea Party “ programme and
“Thumbs up” programme to support our year 6 pupils make a positive start to secondary school.
Our keeping safe and healthy curriculum which underpins all we do at Woodlands and supports the
development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:
 Be resilient, respectful and responsible members of the community.
 Value self and others.
 Form positive relationships
 Explore issues related to living in a democratic, diverse society
 Become healthy and fulfilled individuals.

Spiritual Development – the children’s beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective
on life and their interest in and respect for other people’s beliefs and values. We promote this
through the following:
 Our Religious Education programme which includes visits to different places of worship.
 Assemblies which celebrate beliefs and cultures from around the world
 Cultural displays around the school, texts used to support the curriculum.
 Taking children out on school trips or inviting people into the school that inspire awe and
 Our keeping safe and healthy programme that allows pupils to reflect on their own feelings
and develop an understanding of the feelings of others.
Moral Development – a pupil’s understanding, attitude and behaviour to what is right and what is
wrong. This is developed through the following:
 Providing a clear moral code for behaviour which is promoted consistently through all
aspects of the school – assemblies, Good to be Green behaviour system, E-safety lessons,
Keeping Safe and Healthy curriculum, Special Golden Time events, marbles for House
 Promoting equality in relation to religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender.
 Giving pupils opportunities to explore and develop moral concepts and values through the
curriculum – PSHE, R.E., History, Geography, Literacy, Drama.
 Encouraging children to take responsibility for their actions, through Keeping Safe and
Healthy and the Behaviour Policy.
 Learning about and raising money for charities.

 Fostering a sense of community with common, inclusive values through assemblies, the
Keeping Safe and Healthy curriculum, Christmas fairs, cultural celebrations such as
International day, celebrating Eid and Chinese New year and Nativities.

Social Development – We promote this through the following:
 Encouraging children to work co-operatively in the classroom and playground. Encouraging
children to recognise and respect social differences and similarities.
 Providing children with opportunities to exercise leadership and responsibility through
School Council, class monitors and the Buddy system.

Cultural Development- To appreciate cultural influences, to be aware of or parliamentary
system and understand, respect and celebrate our multicultural country
Woodlands Primary school is a culturally rich school. Pupils are immersed in an environment
which includes a diverse cross section of different nationalities, beliefs and languages. This gives
our pupils excellent opportunities to learn about other cultures from staff and peers.
Experiences include :-
 All pupils sharing and experiencing first hand cultural and religious festivals with children of
other cultures and faiths.
 Pupils sharing their life experiences of being a British Muslim with other schools.
 International days celebrating and learning about other countries.
 Pupil debates about issues affecting school or wider life. Pupils visit other schools within our
local area.
 Displays throughout school which reflect our country ( British values board )

Contact the School

Woodlands Community Primary School

Hollybank Road, Birkenhead


CH41 2SY

Mrs B. Baker (Office Manager)

Tel: 0151 647 8406

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