This is a scheme that we put into practice with our own resources and embedded this programme within our Physical Social Health Education (PSHE) and Social Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) and Physical Education (PE). The character development values have been linked to the termly topics taught.
‘Fabulous Friday’ was launched last academic year. The enrichment sessions take place on Fridays after the Jumma Prayers, during the fourth lesson. KS2 children are allocated to different Enrichment Sessions within the school.
The sessions are led by Teachers and Learning Support Assistants. Staff are chosen by their strengths, skill sets and passion in the different areas. The sessions are as follows:
Wow Walking, ECO Committee, Gardening, Debate sessions, STEM, Sewing, Art & Crafts, Nasheeds and Calligraphy.
These sessions include both practical and reflective learning, with classroom-based review through cross curricular subjects. The main aim is to permit our children to become resilient, confident and share their own skills by creating a school environment where children learn virtues that enable them to be changing mediators in their communities.”
This is a very beneficial programme which shows holistic learning by:
Planting the seeds of respect and Character Development at an early age in our children’s hearts will make it easier for them to seek more knowledge about these values of Islam.
Our aim is to work in partnership with parents, to support every child as they grow up to be a responsible British Citizen.
As a result of the resounding success of our Character Education, we will be offering similar enrichment sessions for our KS1 children in January 2020.