We have recently revised our Christian Values in response to the feedback from our SIAMS Inspection. We will still be a ‘Caring, Courageous and Inspired’ school but under this strap line 6 Christian Values will sit – one per term. Much of the learning around these values will be based around a well-known Bible Story.
Week beginning 5th September 2017
In Collective Worship this week we have heard the story of Zacchaeus and thought about how the children can respond to this story by writing leaves to go on Zacchaeus’ tree about how we can show friendship to each other even when they may not have been kind to us. We will also be thinking about the school’s golden rules and how important it is to follow these.
Week beginning 11th September
In Collective Worship this week we have continued to explore the Christian Value of Friendship and have been thinking about we should treat our friends and what we can do to support them. We have also been learning about Democracy and finding out who the new Y1 and 2 School Council representatives are.
Week beginning 18th September 2017
Collective Worship this week we had a visit from Katherine and 'Strider' (a giant foot!) to launch our Living Streets walk to school project. The children had some very good ideas about why walking to school as much as possible was so important. The children also furthered their thinking about Democracy and Friendship and enjoyed learning new Harvest songs.
Week beginning 25th September
This week we learnt about the bible story of the Five Friends and how Jesus helped to heal the man who couldn't walk. We also revisited our bible story of the term 'Zacchaeus'. In our Worship through Song on Wednesday we started to learn our new Values Song which you can find on our website should you want to practice at home. One of our governors, Belinda Stowe, very kindly wrote this to help our children learn celebrate our 6 values as we sing.
Week beginning 2nd October
This week we have been thinking about how we can show compassion to our friends and show them we care by listening to them. We linked this to real life where people can often be distracted by things like mobile phones and therefore not giving their friends their undivided attention. We also learnt about Martin Luther King and listened to a little bit of Stevie Wonder as October is Black History Month.
Week beginning 9th October
This week Belinda Stowe, one of our Foundation Governors, led our Collective Worship about Friendship encouraging the children to think about the skills needed to show you are a good listener. We have also been learning about Harvest and why it is so important to think of others. Richard Pollard The Minister from the Fishponds Baptist Church also came to speak to the children about the incredibly valuable work that the Foodbank does.
Week beginning 16th October
This week we recapped our termly bible story – this term being the story of Zacchaeus linked with our Value of Friendship. We also shared the school’s inspiration behind our triathlon – ‘Facing it together Tempy and Si’ and the highly successful triathlon brothers Alistair & Jonny Brownlee. On Wednesday we learnt about Road Safety and on Thursday we learnt about Diwali. Next term our Christian Value will be Compassion (under the ‘Caring’ part of our Caring, Courageous, Inspired strapline) and the bible story that links with this is The Good Samaritan.