What are British Values?
There are 5 key British Values which we as a school and as individuals work towards and uphold:
The Rule of Law
Our work in school, our behaviours at playtime and at lunchtime should reflect these values. As a school, we take part in activities throughout the year which aim to develop our knowledge and understanding of these values, helping us to become better citizens.
It was a record turnout for candidates, this year, wanting to represent their class as a school councillor.
All the candidates read their manifesto's to their class and the children then voted for who they believed would be the best representative for their class.
Voting continued throughout the morning followed by a very British lunch, with a choice of roast beef or sausage and mash, concluding in the afternoon with Paul Maynard MP, our special guest, who announced the results during assembly.
Thank you to all the candidates who took part and congratulations to the winners!
The whole school celebrated the Royal Wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry. We had a special afternoon tea themed lunch, wore crowns and tiaras and learnt about the royal family and why they are important. Some classes spent their ‘Always Time’ doing special wedding themed activities too, as well as creating a Royal Family Tree.
A Visit from the Deputy Lord Leiutenant of Lancashire
To support and promote British Values, children in KS2 were delighted to welcome John Barnett MBE, DL the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire.
During his visit, he captivated the children by talking about his important role, representing HM The Queen, and to explain the Commonwealth and the part Britain plays within it. The children were fascinated by his military style uniform that included a sword and his MBE medal. As a finale, he taught them how to salute.
Paige in year 3 said "There are 53 countries in the Commonwealth."
Paulina said “About a third of the world is made up of Commonwealth countries."
This term the children have been busy promoting British Values
in subjects such as, PSHE, ICT and PE.
Here are some examples of their work.
Children in Need
The whole school supported this special day by wearing something spotty and donating 50p to the charity.
"We support Children in Need Because we want to help the people who have disabilities and who are ill."
"We support Children in Need by bringing in 50p to give to people who are young carers, ill or homeless."
Y4 worked with Fit2Go developing teamwork skills and fitness by playing dodgeball.
"We even threw balls at Mrs Fielding" Callum.
Y5- MIND Bounce Forward Programme.
This project lasted ten weeks and children learnt to recognise their own worth and identify positive things about themselves and others. They did this through dealing with emotions, resilience and solving problems. In the final week the children delivered a whole school assembly, spreading the resilience message and bringing the Resilience Revolution to the rest of Blackpool.
Boundary Remembrance Day
On Friday 10th November, each pupil from Boundary Primary School made and planted their poppy in the school remembrance garden. On each poppy they had written the name of a soldier who had died in the First World War.
Afterwards, the school took part in a service where the pupils remembered these soldiers and others who had sacrificed their lives in past and present conflicts. The service was led by Year 6 and Reverend Peter was also present.
During the afternoon, the pupils had further opportunities to reflect as they took part in a whole school art afternoon based around the theme of poppies, using different techniques, such as collage, print and sketching.
"When the fighting stopped poppies grew on the battle field." Madaline.
"It is called Remembrance day because we remember the soldiers who fought for us." Oliver
"Whole families went to the war. The men fought and the women were nurses." Storm
Learning About Diwali October 2017
By Tyler Y6
What is Diwali?
The festival coincides with Hindu New year and light, seen as a metaphor for self-improvement, represents new beginnings. Each faith has its own reasons to celebrate the festival, however, for many, Diwali celebrates the legend of Lord Rama and his wife Sita returning to their kingdom in northern India from exile after defeating the demon king Ravanna in 15th century BC.
Diwali also pays tribute to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and lanterns are lit to guide her into people's homes.
Diwali is perhaps the most well-known of the Hindu festivals.
The word Diwali means 'rows of lighted lamps'. Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas.
Why do Hindus celebrate Diwali?
A Hindu quoted “We celebrate Diwali to commemorate the day when Lord Rama returned to his kingdom, the city of Ayodhya.” Why all of the lights? “Diwali, like the day Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya, is a new moon, a moonless night. In order to light his path in the pitch black, the residents of Ayodhya lit diyas (small oil lamps) lighting up the city in divine splendor.”
How do Hindus celebrate Diwali?
Hindus celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, mainly by lighting earthenware oil lamps called diyas and placing them around temples, homes and businesses or setting them to float upon bodies of water.They also clean their homes, wear festive new clothes, exchange gifts of sweets and dried fruits, set off fireworks, start new business account books, open their doors and windows to admit prosperity, and indulge in gambling.
The story of Diwali:www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp59n0So-XE
School Council Elections!
Whole School Election Day.
What is Boundary School Council?
It is a group of Boundary pupils who are democratically elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with Miss Ashton and the governors at Boundary Primary School.
They can be involved in a range of projects, involved in the School Development Plan and even be part of interviewing new staff for the school!
They must be able to:
Would you like a say?
Are you confident?
Are you a leader?
Are you motivated?
Are you respectful?
Then Boundary needs YOU!
Friday 31st March 2017
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.
It has been twenty years since her death, but Princess Diana still continues to inspire us with her commitment to kindness and compassion.
After a whole school assembly Monday morning, the children were encouraged throughout the week to pass kindness on both at school and at home.
"I think Ellie is kind because she helped me calm down when I was ANGRY!"
"Today I have shown kindness by helping Lyndsey with her room."
"Today I showed kindness by helping Kianna when she had no-one to play with."
"I showed kindness when I helped my baby walk."
"I showed kindness when I helped my mum with the chores."
Nursery and Reception celebrated Shrove Tuesday.
We had a visit from Parliament's Education Service.
A whole school assembly was held where the children learnt about Parliament, democracy and why we vote. Then Y6 were invited to attend a Parliamentary workshop in school the same day.
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