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School Terms in a Church School

Autumn Term 1       Harvest

Autumn Term 2      Celebrating Advent and Christmas

Spring Term 1         Epiphany and Candlemas

Spring Term 2        Lent and Easter Term

Summer Term 1      Pentecost

Summer Term 2     Celebrating Trinity

 

Download our school prayer from the link below.

Spiritual Development

Christians believe God is the source of all life and all life is sacred, to be respected, protected and enjoyed. The Bible teaches that all people are spiritual beings with a capacity for a relationship with God, which is rooted in love.

Trust is at the heart of spiritual development; trust in God who loves them and trust in the school which is safe, and where they will be listened to.

We aim to provide children with opportunities to:

  • Develop their appreciation of their uniqueness and value as a person made in the image of God
  • Develop an understanding of the ethos of our school as well as the context, language and symbolism of the Christian Faith
  • Develop their understanding of the core Christian values and Biblical teaching on which they are based
  • Develop an appreciation of what it means to be part of a community, using their gifts and abilities in the service of others
  • Develop the skills and language to enable them to reflect upon the big questions and mysteries of life
  • Develop an awareness that the experiences of disappointment, failure and loss may be occasions for spiritual growth
  • Understand the value of difference and diversity, by involvement with others

Our Family Tree

Every member of our school has a photograph of themselves on the school family tree. This means that we all work together as one community.

Our Distinct Christian Values 

These are our school Distinct Christian Values.

We have a two year rolling program of values and we focus on a new value each term.

We  have four core values that underpin all that we do and learn;

Trust

 Respect

Compassion

Perseverance.

 

School Worship

School worship takes place every day. We have whole school worship four times per week at 1:00pm. A class, reflective worship is held once per week.

We follow the new Roots and Fruit Christian Values Worship  programme.

Each term we focus on a new Christian value.

Monday

Rights Respecting and the wider world Worship

Tuesday

Class reflective worship

Wednesday

Values Worship  or Open the Book team

Thursday

Hymns and songs to enrich the values

Friday

Celebration and sharing

Services in Church

We  have a strong relationship with the local church and are able to use the building for  many activities as well as regular whole school Christian worship.

We have end of term services in Church as well as a special service for the Y6 leavers in July.

We hold our Christmas concerts in the Church using our own stage and lighting.

We use the church for special festival services  such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter.

We have been invited to the village Carol  service and Christingle as well as participating in a Special Community Service organised by the Local County Council Chair Person.

We also join with Womens' World Day of Prayer.

Festivals and Special Services

Festivals are special times to come together.

Christmas concerts are very important as they are the centre of what a church school is all about; developing the Christian ethos and belief. They are well supported and very inspiring.

Another local school joined us for  Experience Harvest in Church.

We have  held Experience Easter in and around School and the Church. This was a  wonderful passion play enacted by local parishioners.