Global Learning

I believe in the cosmos. All of us are linked to the cosmos. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals. Being at one with nature. [Mikhail Gorbachev]

Alongside the subjects within the National Curriculum, Global Education is an important part of the curriculum at Kingsmead. It includes different aspects of caring for ourselves, other people and our environment:

  • Making a positive contribution to your Community, Country and Planet
  • Equalities and Diversity within Britain and the Wider World
  • Environmental Education, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

One thing I have learned is you are never too small to make a difference.

Greta Thunburg

Much Global Learning is taught through assemblies and events across the whole school. Some is extra-curricular and therefore optional. Much is also taught within thematic topics in each phase: Reception, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.

Art work sharing our thinking on the plight of refugees for Refugee Week. Caring for our brothers and sisters around the world makes us more useful and kind and also helps us keep some of our smaller problems in perspective - good for us as well as other people.
For Art Club's Ghost Ship children collaborated to make a large work based on those areas of our locality that can be overlooked or seen as an eyesore. Painting made us see these places with new eyes and appreciate beauty in unexpected places.
Growing things and being in nature is good for everyone's wellbeing
Walking to school is healthier and kinder to the environment. Please see our Parking Charter to help all drivers be considerate drivers.
Solar panels reduce our use of fossil fuel.
Working with the Parish Council to make wildlife notices for our estate gave a real purpose to children's scientific research, writing and drawing.

Noticing changes how we think. By helping children to notice their world, its human and non-human inhabitants and their impact on the natural world we are growing global citizens. Young people who will make a better job as leaders: in their communities, country and in the wider world.

Opening the Butterfly Garden - we are on a mission: rewilding the school grounds and making us a haven for wildlife.
Children love wildlife and will be happier, more empathetic, useful and kind when encouraged to look after our fellow creatures,