LIPA Values - British Values / PSHE / SMSC

15.11.19- Thank you so much to Bullybusters for visiting during Anti-bullying week to teach us all about the improtance of kindness and the effects bullying can have on others. We even won Who Wants to be a Millionaire!

7.10.19- Thank you to everybody for your donations for Helene's Calais trip, she was really pleased and has had a very successful trip this weekend.

26.4.19- Our Eco Council have an important message...

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24.4.19- All of our LIPA team loved the Capoeira training. We enjoyed finding out more about becoming a School of Sanctuary and we will be working hard towards this status in the coming months.


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8.3.19- International Women's Day

Mindful March Calendar- thank you to Action Happiness for sharing this.

25.2.19- Fairtrade Fortnight- We have been learning all about Fairtrade food in LIPA Values this week and we were excited to hear about how we could help the farmers by buying Fairtrade food.

Here is the powerpoint we have been sharing with the children to teach them about keeping safe.

29.1.19- We have been learning all about the PANTS rule in our LIPA Values sessions this week. We loved the Pantosaurus song!

10.1.19- Today we had a visit from Capoeira! We had such an exciting assembly and even learnt to speak some Portuguese.

Our Christmas Fair was a huge success this year. Thank you so much to everybody for your support!

Christmas dinner was a tasty success with Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 AND Year4!

30.11.18- Today, we had a visit from our local MP Louise Ellman, she joined our assembly, had a chat with our amazing school councillors and finally was interviewed by Year 4. It was amazing to hear about her experiences in parliament. She was really proud of the hard work of all of our children and loved hearing about their experiences in school. The year 4 children had some very tough questions for her too!

14.11.18- We put all the children in a hat who had 100% attendance and punctuality and outstanding behaviour and they were invited on a special trip to Pizza Express. We made pizzas and tried lots of different ingredients. We all brought our pizzas back to school to show our parents at home time.

19.10.18- Pyjama party at LIPA Primary School to raise money for the Sick Children's Trust. We raised £240.55, thank you for all of your support.

The Dolphins were excellent ambassadors for our charity when hosting the Macmillan Coffee Morning! Thank you so much for all of your support!

Each year group has their own charities that they will research and support throughout the school year. These are this years charities:


Reception: Make a wish foundation

Year 1: Alder Hey

Year 2: Macmillan and RNIB

Year 3: Sick Children's Trust and Daisy UK

Year 4: NSPCC and KIND


If you have any ideas for our fundraising for our charities, please let us know.

Today Year 4 were visited by Olympic Gold Medalist, Sam Quek, as part of their 'Dare to be Different' project. The children had the opportunity to hold her very special gold medal and ask lots of questions about how she achieved her dreams. #daretobedifferent


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We had a visit today from Movema. They talked to us about different languages in our school. We learnt how to count in Hindi and then learnt a Bollywood dance. It was a very exciting assembly and one child said "I wish we could have Monday assemblies everyday, they are my favourite".

The British Red Cross came into school to kick off Refugee week. They taught us about the work that they do to support families who have been resettled in Britain.

We had another visit to Cathedral Court yesterday. We helped with some gardening and we were even filmed for the new promotional video!

Do you know why it is important to use the bus? Just ask our Reception and Year 1 children. Thank you Faye for our lovely visit from Better By Bus!

Yesterday, we had a visit from Archie the therapy dog. He will be back in soon to read with some of our children.

Moel Famau to raise awareness for mental health!

Next week it is Mental Health Awareness Week. As a school we have decided to take action and help our children to understand stress and ways to deal with their feelings.  The children have thought of ways to challenge the teachers and challenge themselves to raise awareness for Mental Health.


On Friday 18th May (next week), we would like to invite children to come into school in sports clothes. We have planned a day full of challenges and will be discussing ways to help us when we may feel stressed. Please bring a £1 donation.


LIPA Primary staff have also accepted the challenge to raise awareness of Mental Health and raise money for the school by walking up Moel Famau in Wales this Saturday 12th May. You will see donation buckets in the foyer and any donations are welcome to help us achieve our Saturday Climbing Challenge! All donations will be used to develop the underground playground area of our school, creating calm spaces and friendship zones.

School of Sanctuary

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Did you know there are 22 languages spoken at LIPA Primary School? The children were so excited to tell me all about the different languages that they speak at home and with their families and we loved watching the video with the Year 2 children.


British Values

The Department for Education have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister. At LIPA Primary School, these values permeate through all we do, all we say and all that we are.



Democracy underpins a lot of the work we undertake with our children.  Pupil voice is a crucial part of our ethos and we are proud to ensure ALL children’s voices are heard.  Pupils’ views are actively sought on which aspects of their school they most enjoy and how the environment can be improved.  Additionally, our Project Based Curriculum allows children to be at the forefront of their own learning to ensure that learning is based around children’s interests and ideas.  As the school grows we will look to develop further ways in which pupil voice could be achieved such as School Parliament, Ambassadors and Learning Ambassadors.  Children are always able to voice their opinions and we foster an environment where children are safe to disagree with each other and are supported in understanding how to do this in an appropriate way.


The Rule of Law:

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are reinforced throughout our curriculum.  The school’s behaviour philosophy has at its core the principle of integrity and making the correct choices in life.  Our approach is derived from the key value of keeping making the right choices and understanding the impact if a wrong choice is made.  Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws; that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.  Visits from authorities such as the police and fire service are regular parts of our calendar and help to reinforce this message.  School Rules are aspirational and children are supported in class and assemblies to fully understand these


Individual Liberty:

Within school pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe, supported and nurturing environment.  As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely.  Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record work, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.  We want children to have choices in their own learning and our Project Based Learning approach allows children, with support from teachers, plan the next steps in their learning.


Mutual Respect:

Running through the heart of our school philosophy and vision is respect.  This is consistently and frequently discussed with the children through circle time, assemblies, in class and times when a whole variety of groups come together.  Our behaviour philosophy is based around ensuring all children respect one another and can value everyone as individuals.  


Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity.  Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE.  Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.