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National curriculum links

The Journey learning programmes raise children’s awareness of the consequences of the choices made by adults on whether or not to stand up for others. Pupils are challenged to consider different responses, including their own, to isolation or prejudice within our communities. This section lists the programmes’ National Curriculum links.

Citizenship, SMSC and PHSE

Pupils will:

  • Prepare to play an active role as a citizen.
  • Develop good relationships with and respect for the differences between people.
  • Appreciate the range of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the UK.
  • Consider how their actions can affect themselves and others.
  • Realise the nature and consequences of racism, bullying, aggressive behaviours and how to respond to them and ask for help.
  • Recognise and challenging stereotypes.
  • Examine their own beliefs and values and respect those of others.
  • Develop critical and independent thinking and consider who they would like to be.


They will read fiction, non-fiction and books from other cultures and traditions, including diaries, autobiographies, biographies, textbooks and letters.


Pupils will examine an aspect or theme in British history that extends their chronological knowledge beyond 1066. Namely, they will come to understand why the November Pogrom (November 1938) marked a critical turning point in modern history.

Religious Education

Pupils will:

  • Describe the variety of practices and ways of life in religions and understand how these stem from and are closely aligned to teaching and beliefs.
  • Use specific and relevant words to communicate their knowledge and understanding of beliefs and cultural practices.

Other school learning agendas

Programmes cover:

  • British Values; and
  • Prevent – tackling extremism.