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Our Christian Vision and Values

"Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path."

Psalm 119(105)

Rooted in Christian values

Seek within

Wonder why

Reach out

Aim high

How we learn is as important as what we learn and we want our learning to be engaging, enjoyable and meaningful. Everyone, children and adults, in the school community is a learner.

 As a fully inclusive Church of England Infant School our values are interconnected to the Church and Jesus' teaching of Christian values and reflect the aims and aspirations we have for all children.

The following six values are the values which we feel permeate through the school every day and for the children we explain them through the Jesus' teaching and explore one in depth each half term:

Autumn term 1:

Friendship

David and Jonathan:1 Samuel 18

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Ruth and Naomi :Book of Ruth

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Jesus/Mary/Martha and Lazarus: John 11 v5

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Autumn term 2:

Respect

The Good Samaritan: Luke 10 v25-27

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Story of Creation: Genesis 1 and 2

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 Treat others as you wish to be treated: Luke 6v31

Spring term 1:

Perseverance

Jesus in the desert: Matthew 4:1-11 Mark 1:12-13 Luke 4:1-13.

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The lost sheep: Luke 15:1-7 and Matthew 18:12-14

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The precious coin: Luke 15: 8-10

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Spring term 2:

Koinonia

Jesus calling the disciples: Matthew 4:18-22, Luke 5:1-11, and Mark 1:16-20. story link

Elisha and the widow: 2Kings 4 v1-7

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Crucifixion and resurrection: Matthew 27-28, Mark 15-16, Luke 23-24, John 19-20

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Summer term 1:

Truthfulness

Jesus in front of Pontius Pilate: Matthew 27

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Joseph and his brothers: Genesis 42-45

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Story of blind Bartimaeus: John 9

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Summer term 2:

Courage

Story of Joshua: Joshua 1

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Jesus praying in the garden of gethsemane: Matthew 26v31-75, John 18 v1-8

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Story of Esther: Book of Esther

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Garden of Values

In the main corridor we have our Garden of Values display.   At the centre of the display is the school and Psalm 119 “This is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Within the garden are symbols that represent the Holy Trinity, all stakeholders and visitors, Christian and British values, learning behaviours and emotions.  Our Christian values are represented by a rainbow – friendship, respect, perseverance, koinonia, truthfulness and courage . Each half-term one child from each class receives the Governor award for values and their photo is added to the display.  The garden shows how everything links and impacts on what is in the garden. God is the sun and the staff and parents are rain and water, each helps the trees and plants (the children, values and emotions) to flourish and grow.

British Values

The British Values of democracy, mutual respect, tolerance, rule of law and individual liberty are part of our Garden of Values display and taught throughout our curriculum.

Ofsted Noted

The school’s Christian and moral values are threaded through the school. Pupils develop strong spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills. They learn how to maintain healthy, active lifestyles. They are well-prepared for life in modern Britain (March 2019)