22nd – 28th February 2021
Sometimes people make decisions on our behalf, such as building a wall to protect us. If we think that this decision affects our freedoms,
we have the right to speak out about it.
8th – 14th February 2021
Rule of Law
When experts discover better ways of protecting our environment, such as planting certain types of trees, the government can consider a change in the law so that planting trees correctly becomes everyone’s responsibility.
Captain Sir Tom Moore has sadly died. He was being treated in hospital for pneumonia and coronavirus but passed away on Tuesday afternoon. The army veteran became famous when he raised millions of pounds for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
The Queen has issued a statement saying, "My thoughts and those of the royal family are with Captain Tom's relatives, I recognise the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world."
Listen, think, share
• Look at the poster image above. What do we know about Captain Sir Tom Moore and his achievements? Do we know much about his life before last year?
• Watch the Prime Minister’s tribute (link below) to Captain Sir Tom Moore found in the useful video link below. Can you recall three positive examples that Boris Johnson outlined in the clip? Boris said that Captain Sir Tom Moore was ‘a beacon of hope for the world.’ What do you think he means by this and do you agree?
• Read through the information found on the resource about Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life (resource below). What do you think is his greatest achievement? What will he be remembered for the most? Why do you think he inspired so many? Captain Sir Tom’s main goal was not be famous but to raise awareness of the NHS. He previously has said he remembers the days before its creation, when getting ill meant worrying about having to pay for treatment. Do you think Captain Sir Tom achieved his aim?
• Whilst undertaking his first challenge of completing 100 laps in his garden, initially hoping to raise £1,000 for charity, Captain Sir Tom had said, “One small soul like me won’t make much difference”. Why do you think he might have said this? Do you think he was right?
• Many people have said that Captain Sir Tom Moore will leave a huge legacy. What do you think we mean by legacy and what do you think the impact of Captain Sir Tom’s lasting message will be?
1st – 7th February 2021
At different times in our lives, we can choose to challenge ourselves. When we do, we need to
manage the risks and understand the consequences of our actions.
25th – 31st January 2021
Many countries hold votes to allow people the choice to decide who will become their leader. When a leader of a democracy is elected, he or she agrees to listen to the opinions of the people.
18th – 24th January 2021
Mutual Respect and Tolerance
Every individual has their own idea about how to say thank you to others. I respect the fact that their ideas may not be the same as mine.
11th – 17th January 2021
The armed forces help us to exercise our rights and freedoms as citizens by protecting the UK. They can also provide help in times of crisis, such as testing, supplying food and clothing or keeping our homes safe.
4th – 10th January 2021
If we make the choice to own a pet, we know that we have a responsibility to take care of all its needs.