During this term Year 4 have been learning about Judaism in R.E, Stories set in World War 2 in Literacy and how to get along with each other in PSHE. A few weeks ago, we brought all of those themes together to talk about Tolerance.
We discussed what we mean by tolerance and the children were encouraged to think of other words with a similar meaning. They then wrote these words onto a blank template shaped like a Star of David. They were introduced to the story of Anne Frank and her experiences of WWII. The children were shocked at the ill treatment of the Jewish people under Hitler’s rule. They couldn’t understand why Hitler would behave in such a bad way towards others simply because he didn’t like them.
They were able to make connections between all of the topics they had been studying, to provide a starting point for a great discussion about right and wrong behaviour and now have a good understanding of what tolerance means and what this looks like for them in practice.