Our Year of Responsibility


Our Year of Responsibility

“He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labour.” - Corinthians 3:8

“The time is always right to do what is right” - Martin Luther King


Each year at Packington Church of England Primary School we decide on a special focus for our work which we root from what we can learn from the Bible and our Christian values.  This year we have chosen the theme of responsibility.  The aim of the year is to promote and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own actions and to use their talents, abilities and opportunities in the best way they can.


“God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – Timothy 1:7

“Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” – Galatians 6:5


We will begin the year with the pupils looking at themselves and particularly looking at self-responsibility.  Our work will then develop to cover how we have responsibility for others and our community, how we have responsibility for our natural environment and how we have responsibility for the wider world and global issues such as fairness and justice.   Each term will take a specific focus as follows:

In the Autumn term we will focus on self-responsibility and will:

  • Explore  how we can be responsible for ourselves

 (being responsible for our belongings, pets, being fit and healthy and our time ).

  • Learn about the Right of Law.
  • Explore how we can take on roles of responsibility.
  • Consider how we can work with others and be a good team player.
  • Learn about how we can develop a positive mindset and be responsible for our learning.


In the Spring term we will focus on our responsibility for our community and we will explore our responsibilities to:

  • Care for family and friends
  • Look after our community and our environment.

We will also:

  • Learn about how people have to be responsible in their jobs.
  • Learn new skills to help us become more responsible for ourselves and others.

In the Summer term we will consider what fairness and justice mean and what we can do to make a difference. We will:

  • Think about what is unjust in the world and how we can be fair.
  • Ask challenging question and try to make a difference.
  • Considering what we think about moral and social issues and how we might solve problems.


Our work will once again link subjects and themes throughout the year including PSHE, Citizenship, Maths, Art, Science, Philosophy and R.E.