Moral development is the opportunity for children to learn what is right and wrong, to respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.
This is achieved in a number of ways including discussion and debate, specific lessons and assembly time. Children learn from the outset right from wrong, making good choices and that there are school rules and ways to behave. They learn the reason for rules and how they benefit the community to function effectively.
We also use stories and real life examples to teach children the difference between right and wrong. Stories are used both whole school assembly time and class time. For example, assembly themes this year that have contributed to moral development include; what can we learn from Noah, the story of Adam and Eve, Moses and the 10 commandments, honesty and dishonesty, personal responsibility, dealing with temptation and moral dilemmas.
Aesop's fables are also used as part of our Collective Worship and Assembly themes that can reinforce and support moral development.