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.
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.
Dive into our WATERS!
Our Christian values were chosen by pupils, parents, staff and governors
Wisdom, Autumn 2016
Aspiration, Spring 2017
Endeavour, Summer 17
Respect Summer 17
Spirit Autumn 17
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"
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
Who can we Trust? Who Trusts us?
Who is our anchor?
ASPIRATION~ Spring 2017
'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.'
'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
Have a look at this BBC link which talks about responsibility and wise choices.
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'.
Respect ~ Spring 2016
'So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you' Matthew 7:12
~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.
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.
This is our school Prayer:
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.