Our Christian Values
In building solid foundations for every unique individual and putting God’s love at the centre of all we do, our children learn to embrace our diverse world. We encourage our children to learn universally in order to understand our heritage and roots as a village, town, region and nation. Through strong community links, our children grow in compassion and understanding, promote justice and possess commitment and aspire to make a positive difference. We offer an ambitious curriculum that ignites curiosity along with high personal expectations that fosters resilience and which enables them to flourish. Our children are easily distinguished by the courage they show when making brave choices and understand the importance of becoming the very best versions of themselves.
Our Christian Statement embeds all of what we do in school. We want our children to become the very best version of them selves and as such as strive to make a difference to children's moral character.
In addition to our six values, we also have a half termly Christian value that we focus upon during our worship and Sprirituality Days in school.
Our Year 6 Christian Ambassador is Lily. Lily helps to lead our Worship and Values Group and her role is to offer a Christian perspective on our planning and presence within and beyond school.
At the end of each half term, we hold a special Values Assembly. Teachers actively look for children who are shining examples of these values in their day-to-day lives in school. Class teachers nominate a child to be put forward for the award and staff discuss each child on merit. We recognise that even being nominated for an Value Award is a huge achievement.
AWARDS 2023 - 24
COMPASSION : Autumn 1 : Benji, Year 1
Benji has been chosen for the value of compassion because he is always looking out for everyone, adults included. One such example is from an event that happened at lunch time. The children were sitting eating their lunch when a child accidentally knocked their drink onto the floor. Benji stood up straight away, grabbed some tissue and immediately started to help. He even gave the child whose lunch had fallen over a tissue for their face. Throughout the school day, Benji often shows his compassion towards others by always offering to help, supporting his peers, particularly when upset and showing us that he is a lovely, kind and warm-hearted person. Well done Benji!
UNDERSTANDING : Autumn 1 : Charlotte, Year 6
Charlotte’s understanding of all situations and of other people's needs is way beyond her years. She recognises when people need help and how best to help them but also when to allow them to be independent and try for themselves. She offers support and encouragement to her friends, peers and teachers and is always positive in any situation. She gives up her time and her own opportunities to help others and she is always incredibly patient. You are a delight to watch Charlotte.
JUSTICE : Autumn 1 : Nicole, Year 4
Nicole is very good at hearing both sides of a story and does her best to sort the disagreement. She understands that every story has 2 sides and knows the importance of listening to everyone. She has a strong sense of fairness and will show empathy to those around her and exhibits a strong commitment to telling the truth and justice. She understands that taking responsibility is important and she tries to share this knowledge with others. Nicole is incredibly kind and caring to everyone and wants to ensure everyone is happy and content.
ASPIRE : Autumn 1 : Jack H, Year 2
Jack has blown us away with his knowledge of animals and their habitats. He has thrived in our science and English lessons this half term with his facts about all different animals and the technical vocabulary too. He has soaked up new information and, when asked, he can recall the new facts! He is our very own little David Attenborough. Not only that, but Jack aspires to learn more and help educate others about animals too. He regularly comes out to the front to show us things and he's taught me a few facts that even I didn't know. I love his passion for learning in this area and how his face lights up when he is given the time to talk about his passion. His passion has translated onto other children who are now choosing non-fiction books about animals and bringing them in to show us their favourite page. Thank you Jack for encouraging others to develop their aspirations too. You are a great addition to our class and school.
RESILIENCE : Autumn 1 : Evie, Year 3
Evie has been chosen for this value for her overall resilience towards achieving her personal targets. She has worked exceptionally hard with Miss Ainscough and Mrs Taylor to continue to improve her understanding and it is certainly paying off! She has developed a ‘have a go’ attitude and is always participating during lessons, even if she is not too sure. She has made a huge amount of progress both personally and academically this half term, which is down to her continued effort and resilience. Miss Ainscough and Mrs Taylor are looking forward to seeing Evie’s confidence continue to grow.
COURAGE : Autumn 1 : Leo L, Year 5
Leo has exuded massive amounts of courage over the course of this half-term and has overcome obstacles which previously might have stood in his way. He has grown hugely in confidence since Year 4 in several different aspects of school life. He is trying his hardest not to let overthinking and worrying get in the way of achieving. His courage and confidence have enabled him to broaden his horizons and embrace opportunities that are presented to him. This was particularly evident when Year 5 conducted their church worship. The courage shown was noted by everyone watching and moved several people who know him well. He should be incredibly proud of himself, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for the brave and confident young man he is becoming.
GENEROSITY (CHRISTIAN VALUE AWARD) : Autumn 1 : Theo, Reception
Theo has really showcased the meaning of generosity this half term. He is kind and caring and will always share the objects he is playing with to make sure everyone is included. He does this without being asked to and it has been noticed by numerous adults, which is lovely to see.
Winners : Jools (Year 5), Mia (Year 4), Millen (Year 5), Bow (Year 2), Keira (Year 4), Thomas (Year 1)
Winners : Danny (Year 6), William (Year 6), Cameron (Year 6), Archie Max. (Year 1), Edwin (Year 1), Bobby P (Year 3)
Winners : Olivia (Year 6), Christopher (Year 5), Lucy (Year 3), Bea (Year 2), Sam (Year 6), Tom (Year 6)
Winners : Bobby F (Year 3), Max (Year 6), Ronnie (Year 3), Sofia (Year 4), Cooper (Year 2), Toby (Year 5)
Winners : Isabella (Year 2), Alexis (Year 3), Annie (Year 4), Rupert (Year 5), Poppy (Year 6), Ellie (Year 2)
Winners : Sienna (Year 5), Daniel (Year 2), Oskar (Year 5), Finley (Year 3), Jack G (Year 4), Paige (Year 6)
HALF TERMLY CHRISTIAN VALUES
Thankfulness : Harry (Year 1)
Trust : Owen (Year 1)
Perseverance : Finley (Reception)
Service : Evangeline (Reception)
Truthfulness : Jessica (Year 4)