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Our Christian Values are linked to the theme of ~Water~

Understanding is like a fountain of water which gives life to those who use it.

Proverbs 16:22

 

At the start of the autumn term, we will have a theme day on Water. We will learn about the use of water in the Bible, in Baptism and the need for water in our everyday lives. Our day will include raising money to support others who have limited water supplies.

 

In the spirit of collaboration, we are working with other local C of E schools to create a large story board of the life of Jesus. Our contribution is our school interpretation of Jesus calming the storm.

Pictures created by Y3 & Y4 - inspired by 'Understanding is like a fountain of water which gives life to those who use it.'

Dive into our WATERS!

Our Christian values were chosen by pupils, parents, staff and governors

 Wisdom, Autumn 2016

Aspiration, Spring 2017

Trust, Spring2017

Endeavour, Summer 17

Respect  Summer 17

 Spirit Autumn 17

~ SPIRIT~ Autumn 2017

' May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit' Romans 15:13

Endeavour & Respect- Summer 2017

Endeavour & Respect- Summer 2017 1
Endeavour & Respect- Summer 2017 2

On Wednesday, ex-student Tegan Louis-Puttick (now aged 18)came to talk to the school about the project she will be undertaking in August at a remote village in Senegal. She will be spending a year there helping with the teaching of English in a local school. She showed the children some slides on what the classrooms were like and where in the world Senegal is. The school council agreed that this would be a good charity for the school to support as Tegan has to raise £6000 to get there. She has promised to come back before she goes and will keep us updated as much as possible with her blogs.

Plym class have been thinking about how their class, and our school, celebrate and show the Christian values W.A.T.E.R.S To see all the photos they took in their computing lessons check out Plym Classes page.

Plym class have been thinking about how their class, and our school, celebrate and show the Christian values W.A.T.E.R.S To see all the photos they took in their computing lessons check out Plym Classes page.  1
Plym class have been thinking about how their class, and our school, celebrate and show the Christian values W.A.T.E.R.S To see all the photos they took in their computing lessons check out Plym Classes page.  2

Reverend Chris teaching the children about the importance of water and how it links to the Bible.

Read our leaflet to see how we are promoting Chrisitian Values within our school

In school we played a game with our Christian Values. The children were asked to order the values in a column with the most important at the top and least at the bottom. They were then asked to explain the order they had decided on. Bradley in Y6 shared his thoughts with the whole school......

 

" I would order the values in a horizontal line so that one is not more important than the others. They are all equally as important as one another"

Every week children nominate each other for our Values award. Nominations are shared with the children in our worship celebration on Fridays and shared with parents and governors via our weekly newsletters.

Each term, we share a new value. Our value for this term is TRUST. This value forms the basis of our collective worship and is celebrated and reflected upon daily in worship and in each class.

Parents are invited into school to share in Family Worship. This term our children in Plym ( Y1/2) will be leading worship on the theme of TRUST.

The Values have an impact on our daily lives, whilst we are learning and at play.

Trust ~ spring term 2017  

Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me."

John 14 v 1

 

We considered:-

 

Who can we Trust? Who Trusts us?

 

Who is our anchor?

 

 

Read our TRUST take home leaflet

ASPIRATION~ Spring 2017

Jeremiah 29:11

'For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper  you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'

 

Colossians 3:23

'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart , as though you were working for the Lord and  not for people'

 

Through our theme day and our worship in school we will be considering

  • the hopes we have for ourselves and Jesus as the Hope of the world
  • the type of person we aspire to be and people who have been inspired us
  • stories from the Bible that teach us how we should live our lives and to 'let our lights shine'

Christingle class worship - exploring symbolism

Wisdom ~ autumn 2016


Christians believe that true wisdom comes from God. As a believer grows in faith so wisdom will increase. In the Bible wisdom is seen both as a gift from God and a characteristic of God. In his parables Jesus taught that placing trust in God and recognising what is of value in life brings fulfilment.

Some questions we considered:

How we are encouraged to act responsibly and think about the wisdom of our words and actions.

How can we appreciate the wisdom of others?

What are the differences between being clever and wise?

Who do we consider is wise?

 

In Collective Worship, we considered the wish that Solomon was granted. We thought about what we would wish for and what could be the possible benefits and problems having our wishes come true.  Reanna wished that everyone in the world could be happy  smiley

 

 

Have a look at this BBC link which talks about responsibility and wise choices.

 

http://bbc.in2cTfweZ

Spirit~ summer 2016

' May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit' Romans 15:13

 

 

 

Our theme for the summer term is Spirit. We will all take part in a 'Spirit' theme day and at the end of the term on 14th July at 9.15am, parents will be invited to take part in family worship led by our children which will reflect on their learning about 'Spirit'. 

Spirit

Spirit 1

The Easter Story

The Easter Story 1
The Easter Story 2

Respect ~ Spring 2016

'So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you' Matthew 7:12

Picture 1

Read our RESPECT take home leaflet

~Prayer Day at St George's~

 

As classes we considered why people pray? We looked at the Lord's prayer and discussed the meaning of this prayer. We also wrote our own prayers.

Collective Worship

 

There is a daily act of worship in school which is wholly or mainly of a Christian nature. Our worship is linked to our school Christian Values which are promoted by our pupils, staff and community. Our Christian Values are Wisdom, Aspiration, Trust, Endeavour, Respect and Spirit.

 

 

Our daily act of worship lasts for approximately 15-20 minutes. We sing songs, share stories, reflect on our lives and the lives of others  and give praise to God. We are supported by St Paul's Church with weekly visits by Rev Leon and Georgie.  Faith speakers come in to school regularly to support us with our worship.

 

We say Grace together as a class before we eat our lunch and we also say a prayer at the end of our school day.

 

Parents are able to withdraw their child from our daily act of worship and a meeting with Mrs Smith, our Headteacher, can be arranged to discuss this.

In our school hall we have a prayer table where children can sit and write their own prayers or reflect on the prayers that others have written.Each week we talk about those people around the world who need our prayers. 

 

We teach this version of the Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father in Heaven

Hallowed be your name

Your Kingdom come

Your will be done,

On Earth as in Heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory

Forever and forever.

Amen.

 

 

This is our school Prayer:

Almighty God

We give you our school.

We give you all the adults who work here,

We give you all the children who learn here.

We pray our school will be a place of great discovery, adventure and creativity.

May it be a place where we love to learn and where we learn to love,

A place where everyone is respected and all are deeply valued.

We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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