Autumn 2: Children's rights:
Right or wrong?
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the rights that all children should have available to them. In this topic, children will be given the opportunity to explore how children’s rights have developed from Victorian Britain to Britain today, exploring the classic and visual texts of Oliver Twist. Children will explore how, as the Victorian period developed, the lives of children improved and began to change, paving the way for modern childhood today. Essentially, learners will develop their understanding of their rights and responsibilities, while exploring how social changes - through history - led to the development of these rights in our society. Over the term, children will collect evidence about the rights that Oliver has lost. They will use this information to create a presentation to showcase their arguments about the treatment of Oliver. After a vote to choose the most successful presentations, the winning selections will be sent to a member of parliament.
The Lost Thing
To begin this half term, we have read and explored the themes of Shaun Tan's: The Lost Thing.
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Children explored the attributes and qualities needed to be a superhero. They used their understanding to create their own superhero character. This character featured in a narrative, presented as a comic strip, to entertain the Year Three children. Through the development of their digital learning skills, they combined text and images to entertain a specific audience. After researching Roy Lichtenstein’s art, the children designed and created their own word art using vibrant colours, reflecting the Pop Art style. This art was used as illustrations within their comic strip. This was enriched by a visit from Simon Cushing, who immersed them in his collection of fictional superheroes. Following this, children explored real life superheroes and discussed the question: ‘Does a superhero always wear a mask?’
"Education should prepare children to live responsibly and peacefully in a free society." Article 29, UNCRC