Endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the “world’s greatest living explorer”, our unique character education curriculum is designed to ensure every child reaches their full potential.
Last year, we used some of our pupil premium to fund a Commando Joe who spent a whole day working with a variety of children across the school. This year, we are funding this differently so that more children benefit from this excellent programme over a longer period of time. All children in KS1 and KS2 undertake one mission every fortnight using our COJO box which is filled with everything that is needed to complete each individual mission.
Pupils learn about a different hero or heroine over each term with practical and mental tasks to complete based on their adventures. Each lesson is structured to give pupils the character tools and values they need to be successful in life such as resilience, determination, empathy, and courage.
The class participate in a Commando Joe lesson using the top-secret 'COJO Box' with Mr. Hussain taking the lead with support from class teachers.
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'Friendship is one mind in two bodies'
This week's brief was for teams to find out more about a new planet they have discovered. They will need to collect rock specimens for further exploration. A lack of gravity on the planet means partner astronauts must work together at all times.
Target behaviors: Honest; reflects; self-controlled; listens and evaluates.
The RESPECT character behaviors: communication, excellence, listens, reflective, evaluative, creative and curious.
KS1 were on a mission to cross the crocodile-infested river by building a bridge. Could they cross by using good planning, teamwork, resilience, friendships and excellent communication? Or would they become dinner for the hungry crocs?