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Primary Programme of Study

This course is divided into three terms and separated into individual year groups. Each term’s curriculum is divided up into sequences of lessons which address particular virtues. It is envisaged that the whole school will study the same character quality or virtue at any given time as this will provide a heightened focus and provide opportunities for year group interaction, whole-school assemblies, and making efficient use of visiting speakers. However, the course does allow flexibility to suit each individual teacher and school. As children progress up through the school, their knowledge and understanding of each virtue will become more and more sophisticated. Lesson plans provide a learning objective, suggested activity, resources and an introductory script for the teacher. The course includes a guide to understanding how virtue development takes place over the life course using 5 stages of virtue development across virtue knowledge, reasoning and practice. The contents of each term, including the individual sessions within each theme, are clearly set out in the tables below, linking directly to the individual resources. Any supplementary materials, for example any worksheets or PowerPoint presentations, are available supplementary materials section.

The Teacher's Guide is available at the link below:

 


Autumn Term
 

Caring

Helpfulness

Cooperation

Courage

Kindness

Reflection

Reception

Caring Hands, Session A; Caring Hands, Session B Who helps you?, Session A; Who helps you?, Session B Working together to help Little Red Hen; The Biggest Snowman Trying new things, Session A; Trying new things, Session B The alphabet of kindness Virtue
Shields

Year 1

Caring for Ourselves, Eyes; Caring For Ourselves, Ears Who Do You Help, Session A; Who Do You Help, Session B Many Hands Make Light Work, Learning About Cooperation Through Stories; Working Together to Achieve a Challenging Task Coming to School, Session A; Coming to School, Session B The Book of Kindness Virtue
Shields

Year 2

Caring for Others and Family, Session A; Caring for Others and Family, Session B People Who Help Us, Session A; People Who Help Us, Session B Practising Conflict Resolution Through Role Play; Encouraging One Another Saying Hello to New People, Session A; Saying Hello to New People, Session B The Cup of Kindness Virtue
Shields

Year 3

Caring for Our School, Session A; Caring For Our School, Session B People Who Need Our Help, Session A; People Who Need Our Help, Session B Bury the Hatchet!; Strengths and Needs Learning from Mistakes, Session A; Learning from Mistakes, Session B Secret Agents of Kindness Aristotle's
Bottles

Year 4

Caring for the Environment, Session A; Caring for the Environment, Session B Helpfulness in Your Class, Session A; Helpfulness in Your Class, Session B Team Building Skills: The Human Knot, Session A; Team Building Skills: The Human Knot, Session B Sports Day, Session A; Sports Day, Session B Kindness Acrostics Aristotle's
Bottles

Year 5

Caring for Our Community: Understanding Dementia, Session A; Caring for Our Community: Understanding Dementia, Session B Helpfulness in Your Family, Session A; Helpfulness in Your Family, Session B Understanding Aesop's Tale: The Bundle of Sticks, Session A; Understanding Aesop's Tale: The Bundle of Sticks, Session B Facing Our Fears, Session A; Facing Our Fears, Session B Cruel to be Kind Aristotle's
Bottles

Year 6

Caring for Our World: Who Owns the Sky?; Caring for Our World: Sustainability Posters Who Would You Help?, Session A; Who Would You Help?, Session B Coaching Younger Children: Hula-Hoop Help, Session A; Coaching Younger Children: Hula-Hoop Help, Session B Heroes: Knightly Virtues What Would a Kind School Look Like? Knightly
Virtues

Journal
Spring Term
 

Cleanliness

Fairness

Friendliness

Service Project

Patience

Respect

Reflection

Reception

Let's Wash Our Hands; Cleaning Up Our Toys It's Not Fair/Fair Shares, Session A; It's Not Fair/Fair Shares, Session B Saying 'Hello' to People in Your Classroom, Session A; Saying 'Hello' to People in Your Classroom, Session B Growing in the Community, Session A; Growing in the Community, Session B Patience in My Class; The Paws of Patience Showing Respect in the Classroom, Session A; Showing Respect in the Classroom, Session B Virtue Shields

Year 1

Cleanliness and Orderliness, Session A; Cleanliness and Orderliness, Session B Fair Shares for Others, Session A; Fair Shares for Others, Session B Practice Making a New Friend, Session A; Practice Making a New Friend, Session B Growing in the Community, Session A; Growing in the Community, Session B The Pencil of Patience; Patient Partners How Does the Ugly Duckling Feel?; Making the Ugly Duckling Feel Welcome Virtue Shields

Year 2

Food Hygiene, Session A; Food Hygiene, Session B Fair Shares for Others, Session A; Fair Shares for Others, Session B Practice Introductions and Asking Questions, Session A; Practice Introductions and Asking Questions, Session B Growing in the Community, Session A; Growing in the Community, Session B Busy Adults; Games That Encourage Patience Classroom Rules That Help Us Show Respect; Playground Rules That Help Us Show Respect Virtue Shields or Aristotle's Bottles

Year 3

Looking After Your Teeth; Cleaning Our Teeth Two Sides to Every Story, Session A; Two Sides to Every Story, Session B What Do Our Friends Need From Us?, Session A; What Do Our Friends Need From Us?, Session B Fundraising for the Community, Session A; Fundraising for the Community, Session B Patient Hands; Brain, Board, Book, Buddy, Boss Showing Respect Whilst Out and About; Showing Respect at Home Aristotle's Bottles

Year 4

Clean Words, Session A; Clean Words, Session B School Rules, Session A; School Rules, Session B Flexible Friends, Session A; Flexible Friends, Session B Fundraising for the Community, Session AFundraising for the Community, Session B A Patient Survivor; Games That Develop Patience Powerful Respect, Session A; Powerful Respect, Session B Reflection Writing (See Reflection Teacher's Guide)

Year 5

No Smoking, Session A; No Smoking, Session B Seeing Another Point of View, Session A; Seeing Another Point of View, Session B What Are My Friends Interested In?, Session A; What Are My Friends Interested In?, Session B Keeping Company in the Community, Session A; Keeping Company in the Community, Session B Patient Snowflakes, Session A; Patient Snowflakes, Session B Tricky Discussion Questions; Similarities and Differences Reflection Writing (See Reflection Teacher's Guide)

Year 6

Clean Up Your Act; Spring Clean For Your Mind Justice, Session A; Justice, Session B Developing Friendships That Last, Session A; Developing Friendships That Last, Session B Keeping Company in the Community, Session A; Keeping Company in the Community, Session B Let Me Teach You!, Session A; Let Me Teach You!, Session B Human Rights, Session A; Human Rights, Session B Reflection Writing (See Reflection Teacher's Guide)
Summer Term
 

Courtesy

Forgiveness

Determination

Self-Discipline

Gratitude

Honesty

Reflection

Reception

Good Manners; Careful Listening Saying Sorry; Forgiving Words The Strength of a Superhero!; Goal! Sitting Still; Speaking and Listening Picture Journals, Session A; Picture Journals, Session B Telling the truth, Session A; Telling the Truth, Session B Virtue Shields

Year 1

Courtesy at the Lunch table: hungry Tummy; Courtesy in the Playground Oops! I Made a Mistake!; Help Me To Forgive You Can Do It!; Reach for the Stars What is Anger; Controlling Our Feelings Thank You Cards: Writing; Thank you Cards: Designing Not Stealing; Not Cheating Virtue Shields

Year 2

Aesop's Fable; Courtesy in the Classroom I Beg Your Pardon; Mending a Friendship Dream On; Aim High Active Listening, Session A; Active Listening, Session B A Visit From a School Staff Member; Thanking the Classroom Visitor Telling the Whole Truth, Session A; Telling the Whole Truth, Session B Virtue Shields or Aristotle's Bottles

Year 3

Courtesy to Others: School Visitors, Session A; Courtesy to Others: School Visitors, Session B Why Should I Forgive?; Please Forgive Me If At First You Don't Succeed/ I'm a Believer A Bubbly Challenge!, Session A; A Bubbly Challenge!, Session B A Visit From a School Staff Member; Thanking the Classroom Visitor Scenarios; Honesty Role Play Aristotle's Bottles; Reflection Writing (See Reflection Teacher's Guide)

Year 4

Courtesy on School Trips: Out and About; Courtesy to Our Neighbours: The Good Samaritan Feelings of Forgiveness; Forgiving Myself Never Give Up!; What an Example Can You Wait, Session A; Can You Wait, Session B A Visit From The School Cook; Writing A Class Thank You letter Being Honest With Yourself, Session A; Being Honest With Yourself, Session B Aristotle's Bottles; Reflection Writing (See Reflection Teacher's Guide)

Year 5

A Courteous Debate: Round One; A Courteous Debate: Round Two Positive Role Models People Who Inspire Us, Session A; People Who Inspire Us, Session B Knowing the Limits, Session A; Knowing the Limits, Session B Where Did That Come From, Session A; Where Did That Come From, Session B Being Tactful, Session A; Being Tactful Session B Aristotle's Bottles; Reflection Writing (See Reflection Teacher's Guide)

Year 6

The Knightly Virtues, Session A and B Solving Conflicts Fairly; Problem Solving: Solution Focussed Approach Soldiering On; Achieve Your Potential e-Safety: Cyber Bullying; e-Safety: Being SMART Online! Reflecting On Gratitude, Session A; Reflecting On Gratitude Session B The Knightly Virtues: El Cid, Session AThe Knightly Virtues: El Cid, Session B Aristotle's Bottles; Reflection Writing (See Reflection Teacher's Guide)
Supplementary Materials

Supplementary materials, and useful links, for each term; including worksheets, handouts, PowerPoint presentations and term by term Reflection Guides can be found below:

Autumn Term:

 

Spring Term:

 

Summer Term: