Risley Lower Grammar

CURRICULUM Big Questions

Children at Risley School are given the opportunity to think about people in other parts of the world through "big questions." We have had a planned programme of thought provoking questions since 2019. We chose not to explore the questions during lock-downs because we feel children learn best about others holding different views through discussion. We had planned three big questions a year but have increased this to five to help us catch up and because they provide a meaningful tool to deliver other curriculum objectives, especially in English and Religious Education. A link of our plans is below:

Big Questions at Risley School 2019 onwards

Our last question (summer five 2022) was on access to medicine. Children from all classes contributed to a joint display that is up in the new part of the school. Pictures below

medicine pic 1

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medicine pic 5

In this work we linked to work done by Christian Aid in Myanmar with local partners to support vaccinations. You can find out more about this programme at: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/our-work/programmes/socialize-immunize

Our previous question (spring four 2022) was on poverty affecting where people want to live. Children from our four older classes contributed to a joint display that is up in the new part of the school. Pictures below

where we want to live pic 1

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where we want to live pic 3

where we want to live pic 4

where we want to live pic 5