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At Maple Tree we follow the agreed syllabus from Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire and Luton 2012-2017.






Year A

1. What does it mean to belong?


6.   What makes some places special?

8. How do we show we care for others?


9. Why should we care for the Earth?

2. Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

Year B

5. How and why do we celebrate special times?

10. Who is an inspiring person?


7. What can we learn from sacred books and stories?

4. Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?







Year A

1. Where, how and why do people worship?

4. What are the deeper meanings of festivals?

5. How and why does a Christian follow Jesus?

Year B

3. How should we live and who can inspire us?

2. How and why do believers show their commitments during the journey of life?

7. What does it mean to be a Jew?


6. What do the religions teach about the natural world and why we should care about it?


                   Personal, Social, Health,Citizenship and                                                             Education (PSHCE)

Whilst the children are at school we believe that much of what happens to the children impacts on their personal, social and emotional development. As a Values school we care very deeply about out children and want to give them the very best start in life that they deserve. It is also important to encourage understanding of issues realting to health and as a Healthy School we promote and encourage the children to understand the need for good health and wellbeing and making sensible choices through life.

Every class has a weekly Circle Time which is open to discussion about current issues and classroom concerns and staff will follow up disputes or arguments accordingly. Children are made to feel safe and know who they can talk to if something is worrying them. We have recently appointed a Pupil Wellbeing Worker who carries out small group and individual work with children to nurture and develop self-confidence and self-esteem as well as making positive behaviour choices.

We also follow the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) material for PSHE lessons as well which develops six areas of need across the school.

We celebrate children's achievements in weekly assemblies and children feel proud of the work that they have done and we ask them to reflect on ways in which they have shown the school values or have seen someone else follow a school value too.