The Christian Values we are particularly focusing on this half term through our Worship sessions in our classes are Thankfulness and Love
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?” Anon
We will be looking at why being thankful is important and discussing what the children are thankful for in their lives.
Thankfulness and Love have always been at the centre of the life and worship of Christians. ‘Songs of Thankfulness, Love and praise…’ are at the heart of Christian worship.
What do we do in school in response to thankfulness?
We show our appreciation for pupil’s achievements through giving certificates, Dojos , rewards and lots of praise.
We show our thankfulness through our support to charities that help others who are not as fortunate as ourselves
For Christians the greatest of all acts of worship is simply called Thanksgiving’ or Eucharist.
In our worship we will be looking at what the Bible says about THANKFULNESS and LOVE.
We will explore stories from the Bible around the theme of Thankfulness and Love such as; A Thankful Leper – Luke 17:11-19, The Song of the Sea – Exodus 15:1-19, The Psalms of David, Paul’s Thanksgiving for His Friends, The Good Samaritan Luke- 10:26-37, Zaccheus- Luke 19:1-10, The Vine and the Branches- John 15:9-15 and Jesus’ Parables.
Key Bible readings will include: John 3 v16, Exodus 36 v26, Ephesians 4 v27, James 1v19, Ephesians 4v 32, Psalm 51 v10, Luke 6 v 45, 1 Corin 13 v4 and 5, Corin 13V 6-7, Psalm 136:26, Ephensians 5:19-20, Psalm 118:24, 1 Chronicles 16.3
We will celebrate Harvest on Thursday 8th October and collect for our local food bank to support others in need in our community.
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 Clement’s 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”
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.
Again this year we will be 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.