The Christian Values we are particularly focusing on this half term through our Worship sessions in our classes are Respect and Love
We will be looking at why being respectful is important and discussing how children can show respect in their lives.
A special values worship will be held in the final week of term to recognise, celebrate and reward two children from each class who have shown these values throughout the half term.
What do we do in and out of school in response to Respect?
Self respect – celebrating our gifts and talents; looking after ourselves; nurturing the best we can be; honouring how God has made us; being confident about who we are; earning the respect of others.
Respect for parents and carers – honouring mum and dad or those who care for us; helping at home; appreciating what’s done for us; cooperation not conflict; taking responsibility.
Respect for those in authority – working with our elected representatives; cooperating with police, teachers and those who work for our safety in different ways; being prepared to listen and learn from others who have experience.
Respect for others – everyone is special; everyone’s opinion matters; everyone’s contribution is important; everyone’s feelings should be considered; everyone’s faith is sacred.
Respecting the environment – green issues and looking after our indoor and outdoor areas at school.
In our worship we will be looking at what the Bible says about RESPECT and LOVE.
We will explore stories from the Bible around the theme of Respect and Love such as; 1. The Ten Commandments – see Exodus 20:1-17, Paul’s instructions on respecting those who run our society for the common good – see Romans 13:1-10, Disrespect in society is the beginning of it falling apart – see 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Respecting each other – see 1 Peter 3:15-17, Respect in the home between parents and children – see Ephesians 6:1-4, Jesus shows respect for everyone: He touched the Lepers (Matthew 8:1-3)
Key Bible readings will include: The Ten Commandments: these include: respect for God (his name, his character and his special day); for parents, and for each other (by not stealing, lying or taking a life) – see Exodus 20:3-17, Gen ch1, 1 Corinthians Ch 143, Luke 19 2-8, Luke 15v1-7.
A message about LOVE
We believe that every child is special and that we are privileged to have them in our care for their primary education. Every pupil at St Clements’ is treated equally but that doesn’t mean every child is treated the same, as we acknowledge that every child’s needs are different and must be met in different ways.
The Christian value of Love underpins everything we do in our school. We believe that through a focus on LOVE, we can work together as part of a strong and supportive family.
Matthew ch 22v38 “ LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF”
Additional Worship Information
Through our Worship we will also celebrate Advent and Christmas. The wonderful team at St Clements’ Church will provide us with weekly pre-recorded video assemblies on advent themes of “Joy, Peace and Hope”. They will also provide us with a virtual Christmas Assembly during the final week of term.
Our current PSE Heartsmart theme “Don’t Forget to Let Love in” will form part of our daily worship at St Clements during the second part of the Autumn term. This will be closely linked to our values of Respect and Love.
‘Don’t Forget to Let Love In’ means knowing we are important and valuable enough to be loved by others. We need to remember to let those around us love us, even when we feel unlovable. When we learn to open our hearts to love, we open our hearts to God for the Bible says in 1 John 4:16 ‘God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God lives in them.’
Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is value. We want children to know that they are valuable and their worth is immeasurable. Through the parable of the lost coin (Luke 15:8-10), we also want children to know that they are precious, loved and valued by God.
Here at St Clement’s Primary School we have close links with our local church St Clement’s church. Please find a link to the local church website:
On their website they have information about the events that they hold and how to get in touch with them.
Leprosy Mission– CAN YOU HELP!!!! We collect used postage stamps!!!
It is hard to believe that a bunch of used stamps can help transform the life of someone affected by leprosy. But the fact is that it can!
Over the past 30 years, TLM Stamps & Collectables has raised more than £1 million to benefit people affected by leprosy. It takes seconds to rescue a used stamp from an envelope destined for the recycling bin but, by doing so, healthcare and opportunities can be provided to people in desperate need.
If you have any used postage stamps that you want to give towards the Leprosy Mission then please bring them into school.
Worship in school
Meet our Ethos team. They help to promote our Christian values all across our school and help to plan and deliver whole school and class worships.
Class Reflection Areas
Each classroom has a space for children to go to reflect- this could be sitting quietly, reading a book, drawing a picture, looking at the special things in the area or writing a prayer for the class prayer box.
On Thursday 5th October 2023, we held our Harvest worship in School. We ran a charity collection up until half term. Packaged and tinned items along with toiletries such as soap, shower gel, shampoo, toilet rolls, sanitary and baby products were very welcome and appreciated.
A big thank Thank you to parent/carers for their kind support and assistance during this very difficult time, for adults and children in crisis in our community.
Thanks to those families and staff who donated and also to the Ethos team, Mrs Abela and Miss Thompson for their organisation of our Harvest worship.
Reception Class Welcome Worship
On Thursday 12th October 2023, we held our Reception Class Welcome Service. The children enjoyed the special service at St Clements Church and joined in a song that they had practised. We all prayed and sent special wishes to our reception pupils for a happy and successful time in our school over the years to come. Each child then received their own Bible and everyone clapped one another as Mrs Parker and Curate Alex called out the names.
To finish, each class presented a gift to welcome our reception class- beautifully made cards, nice books to read and plants to look after too!
Thank Your Vicar Worship
On Wednesday 11th October 2023, we thanked Reverend Paul for his hard work in school and in our local community. We learnt more about what they do and each class gave them a thank you gift.
Thank Your Vicar Week gives our Church of England primary school the opportunity to say a big thank you to our vicar. We held a worship in school to present them with their thank you cards and gifts for all they do in our school & community.
Poppy Appeal/ Remembrance Day 2023
Again this year we have been supporting the Poppy Appeal. This year, the Royal British Legion, have sent their usual paper poppies into school for us to sell. They have sent us poppies to help those wounded in service to our country & their families. Thank you to all the pupils and families who have Supporting your children to fundraise for this years Poppy Appeal- the collection pot is almost full and we have had to ask for more stock of the snap bracelet rulers!
During these hard times, your generosity is amazing.
On Friday 10th November 2023, our Year 6 pupils went to pay their respects to all those who sacrificed their lives fighting for our country so we can live as we do today. Mrs Abela and Mr Nield took the class to Abbey Hey cenotaph where they looked at the names of local people who had died. Prayers were read and poppy symbols were also left to show our respect and gratitude.
In lower school, the pupils learnt about remembrance day. Reception made poppies in their art time and Year 2 created art work using poppies. Year 2 have also been writing about poppies and soldiers during ww1!