Holy Trinity Church School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multicultural and multifaith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values.
We are an inclusive school for all.
At Holy Trinity Church School, we believe that our explicit teaching of Diversity (alongside our PSHE Curriculum and teaching of British Values) will enable all children in our school to accept and respect themselves and others around them. Our Diversity Curriculum tightly links in with our teaching of PSHE and British Values.
What does our Diversity Curriculum look like?
Each half term, the whole school will focus on a particular theme. At the start of each half term, KS1 and KS2 will have two separate Worships (led by Jodie Davis) to explore the overall theme for the half term ahead. A follow-up lesson in each class will then take place in our Community Time session.
We live in a multicultural and multifaith country and we are diverse in many ways. Therefore, 6 key themes have been created to explore how widely different we all are. These themes are taught in the following order;
Diversity learning in action
2022-2023 Academic Year
Spring Term 1: Appearances
Year 2 have been learning about how we look similar and different to others around us. We discussed how we all have different skin colours, eye colours and hair colours. We may also have other features such as; glasses, hearing aids, freckles, birth marks or moles.
We then thought carefully about our features and painted a self-portrait to display in our classroom. Look how different we all look!
Autumn Term 2: Brains
This half term we have explored how our brains work differently. We have explored the different parts of the brain and what they are responsible for. In Year 2, we have explored our natual talents are different areas that our brains find more difficult.
2021-2022 Academic Year
Spring 2: Cultures
Across the school, we have been learning about cultures around the world.
Year 2 have been extremely lucky and we welcomed two guests to school to tell us all about their culture in India. We learned about the food that they eat, what they wear and the animals that live wild in India! We then learned some traditional Indian dances and we learned how to create Rangoli patterns. We learned that Rangoli patterns are very special patterns that they make to put outside and inside their house.
We learned a great deal and we appreciate our guests coming in to teach us for the afternoon!
Spring 1: Appearances
Across the school, we have been learning about how diverse our appearances are.
Year 2 have been exploring how our skin, hair and eye colour can all be different. We may also have other characteristics that make us unique such as; glasses, freckles, moles or hearing aids. There are many different ways that we are diverse in our appearances. We then used a mirror to look at our own appearance to help us to create a self-portrait.
Year 4 explored visible disabilities in their Community time. After a lengthy discussion, the children created a cartoon character that had a visible disability. They then had to explain why characters with a visible difference should be seen in a positive light.
Year 5 have been exploring how each and every one of us is unique and different. The children explored what makes them unique and special.
Autumn 2: Our Brains
This half term, we have been learning about how our brains are diverse. In the whole school worship this half term, we learned about people who are now famous or very successful because their brain worked differently to others and this was a huge advantage for them. For example, Einstein had dyslexia and he found reading and writing difficult. However, he loved science and maths. The way his brain worked and learned helped him to discover significant things.
Year 1 have been learning about the different parts of our brain. They looked at how we can stretch and challenge our brains.