The Christian Values we are particularly focusing on this half term through our Worship sessions in our classes and online are Forgiveness and Love
We will be looking at why forgiveness is important and discussing how children can be more forgiving in their lives.
A special values worship is usually 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. St. Clements Church will also be continuing their support through online worship on the theme of Lent.
At St Clements’ we say the Lord’s Prayer every day. We ask for God’s forgiveness and promise to forgive those who have sinned against us.
We understand that sometimes mistakes made by other people hurt us. When this happens we need to be able to forgive. Forgiveness can be difficult and costly, but without it a new start is impossible.
We always say, every new day at St.Clements is a new start.
Forgiveness shows love to others but it also shows love to us.
In our worship we will be looking at what the Bible says about FORGIVENESS and LOVE.
We will explore stories and readings from the Bible around the theme of Forgiveness and Love such as; Joseph forgives his family (Genesis ch37), Jonah and the Whale (The Book of Jonah), Zacchaeus (Luke ch19), Jesus forgives Peter (John ch21), Jesus forgives the thief on the cross (Luke ch23), Easter events- The resurrection (Matthew).
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God forgave you” Ephesians 4:32
“For if you forgive each other when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you”. Matthew 6.14
“Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only son. God gave his son so that whoever believes him may not be lost, but have eternal life” John 3:16
“Trust the Lord with all your heart. Don’t depend on your own understanding”. Proverbs 3:5
“People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7.
We understand that forgiveness is really important to Christians as it reminds them of why Jesus died. Easter is a good time to think about forgiveness and much of our worship will be linked to this.
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”
1 John 3:18 “Let us not just say we love each other but let it show in our actions”
Our current PSHCCE Heartsmart theme “Don’t rub it in, Rub it out” will form part of our worship at St Clements during the second part of the Spring term. This will be closely linked to our values of Forgiveness and Love. When we’re in emotional pain we have a choice, get even (rub it in) or forgive (rub it out).
Through this Heartsmart theme, we want children to know that when they make a mistake it is ok. We want them to know mistakes are part of learning and growing and there is always a way back from the mistakes we make. Through the life of the disciple Peter we will see that it is possible to bounce back from mistakes and go on to achieve amazing things.
BIG questions- Through collective worship, children will also be encouraged to think about, reflect upon and discuss important questions.
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
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.
Reception Class Welcome Worship-
On Wednesday 21st October, our Reception Class Welcome Service was different than usual in that we had to hold the service in the Reception Classroom instead of in St Clements Church or our hall with our families and friends. Despite the change, the children enjoyed the special video message from St Clements Church and joined in a song that the church had recorded too. 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 called out the names.
To finish, each class also sent a gift to welcome our reception class- beautifully made cards, nice books to read and a plant to look after too!
Here are some photographs from the service:
Thank Your Vicar Worship
On Tuesday 20th October, we thanked Reverend Paul and Curate Daniel for their 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 have had to change the way we have said thank you to Reverend Paul and Curate Daniel this year! Instead of holding a worship to present them with their thank you cards and gifts for all they do in our school & community, they have collected them from the office.
Here’s a photo showing what each class made for them:
On Thursday 8th October, we held our Harvest worship in classes. We usually have a church service. Unfortunately this could not happen so harvest themed worship took place in classes throughout the week.
We ran a charity collection from now 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 for adults and children in crisis in our community.
Thanks to those families and staff who donated and also to Mrs Rogers for her organisation of our Harvest worship.
Poppy Appeal/ Remembrance Day 2020
Again this year we have been supporting the Poppy Appeal. This year, the Royal British Legion, have not sent their usual paper poppies into school for us to sell. They have instead, sent in a range of merchandise such as zip cords , reflector poppy to go on coats or bags; wristbands & snap bands to help those wounded in service to our country & their families. Thank you to all the pupils and families who have donated to this cause.
On Wednesday 11th November 2020, 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 St Hill and Mrs Campbell 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 KS1, the pupils learnt about remembrance day. Year 1 had a go at making their own poppies and a beautiful poppy wreath was made by pupils in Year 2.