Throughout the year we explore the values of Respect, Faith, Equality, Compassion and Forgiveness.
These values were chosen in September 2016 by our school community (including children, parents, staff, governors and representatives from St Saviours church) as ones which are particularly important to us as a church school community.
We focus on one value each half term, and these values are embedded right across school with children having a very clear understanding of these values particularly within a Christian context. Indeed, our “Outstanding” SIAMS report from November 2016 stated that:
“Christian values are central to every aspect of school life.”
“The head teacher’s Christian vision is supported by the whole school community and lived out in action.”
This half term we are focusing on the value of “Respect”. We will be exploring this value through looking at stories from the Bible including “The Ten Commandments” and “The Creation Story”.
On Tuesday 12th September Y4 experienced a prayer journey where they were able to explore respect on a variety of levels. Please read more about this on our news pages.
This half term we are focusing on "Faith". On Tuesday 7th November our Collective Worship Council introduced the value to us in school. They talked about Faith being about believing in and having trust in things we cannot see. The week before, we had all discussed this in class and made "Faith Crosses" and wrote about things we believed in but couldn't see. Have a look at some of our ideas and thoughts below:
The Collective Worship council talked to us about how Christians use prayer to show their faith in God. They talked us through "The Lords Prayer" and discussed what it means.
We talked about all the prayers we say in school, and introduced a new prayer that we will say at the end of every Collective Worship.
This half term we have explored the value of Equality.
The children have talked about what makes them unique, and about what they have in common with each other too.
Have a look at the video below to see some of the things they discussed.
This half term our value is Forgiveness.
As we are leading up to Easter, we will be exploring the value of Forgiveness through the Easter story, whilst also exploring other familiar bible stories which highlight this value.
We will also be exploring how “Forgiveness” is demonstrated through other world religions, and discuss how we show compassion for others in our day to day lives. Nearly everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. By embracing forgiveness, you can also embrace peace, hope, gratitude and joy.