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CULTURAL

 

English

Stories and literature form other cultures.

Awareness of issues such as stereotyping and equal opportunities in literature.

Language and meanings in different cultures.

 

Mathematics

Creating Islamic patterns, rangoli patterns and using Roman numerals.

Careful choice of resources and examples to include references to other cultures.

Counting in a different language.

 

Science

Differences and similarities between groups of humans.

Animals from different countries.

Creation stories from different cultures alongside current scientific thinking.

Role of science in different cultures and religions.

Scientific development in relation to others – water supplies, new varieties of flowers and food crops.

 

Design Technology

The effectiveness of very simple technology in some cultures.

Instruments from different countries, e.g. cooking utensils.

Designs for different climates, e.g. sun hats.

 

Computing

Assessing information about cultures by using CD Roms, etc.

Direct contact with children in other cultures through internet.

 

History

The story of development of other cultures.

Stories of religious leaders and their influence on cultures, both positive and negative.

History of contribution of other cultures to science and maths.

 

Geography

Study of people – especially children living in different countries and comparison with own cultural context.

Developing an awareness and appreciation of different styles of everyday life.

The influence of environment on societies.

 

Art

Pictures from different cultures, e.g. African art.

Visiting galleries and exhibitions to view art from different cultures.

Art as an expression of culture, e.g. Nativity pictures on Nativity cards.

 

Music

Music from different cultures, e.g. Calypso songs.

Listening to and using instruments from other cultures.

 

Religious Education

The study of different religions as part of a cultural tradition.

Meeting people from a variety of faiths and cultures, and visiting places of worship.

Exploring how religious and humanist ideas are expressed in different cultures, e.g. food, dress, festivals.

 

Physical Education

Dance as an expression of culture, e.g. Indian folk.

 

Modern Foreign Languages

The study of different food and eating habits, literature, leisure pursuits, fashion and life styles as part of a cultural tradition.

Comparisons of attitudes, e.g. to schools and schooling in different countries