Our Values 2020-2021
Rockcliffe CE School provides a nurturing environment that inspires and challenges our whole school family. This is built on our core values of love, trust, tolerance, respect andforgiveness which together help us to create a sense of true community.
We change our Value focus every half term. Children develop their knowledge and understanding through Acts of Collective Worship and Class Reflection. Our School Value Books can be found in the entrance hall.
When we returned to school in September, we took some time to reflect on the events of lockdown.
Each class thought about the key Christian Values that related to their time in Lockdown and we created new hall displays to show how much we valued the time ; we looked for the positives that we could take from it.
Our Foundation classes focused on the beautiful rainbow of HOPE.
Class 3 children thought about what and who they were thankful for during Lockdown.
Thank you for all these blessings that I take for granted on a daily basis. ...
Thank you for all the lessons, especially the hard ones. ...
Children discussed the times that they found hard- times when they couldn't see family and friends but they found happiness and support in their home. They were grateful for extra quality time with those who live in their house; they had zoom so they could talk to and see those that they missed; they had food, drink and shelter; and they found activities to keep them busy on long days. The children made a huge list of everythiing they were thankful for during lockdown and we are very proud of their positive outlook.
Autumn 1 2020 - Generosity
God's generosity is best described as 'grace', love given freely without limit or conditions. This generosity, once experienced and acknowledged by an individual, can in turn release a generous spirit towards others.
Children looked back on the 'Give a Day' Project ' to think about how it made them and others feel.
Our Bible Timeline is now up in the school hall.
Have you filled a bucket?
Class 3 children thought about what we could be generous with in our daily lives. We aspire to be a class of bucket- fillers.
Thank You Prayers
Year 1 and 2 children wrote their own Thank You Prayers after a Harvest Collective Act of Worship.
They thought about the Christian story of Creation and how God oversees the Harvest; we said thank you for our wonderful earth.
Autumn 2 - Service
Children in Year 1 started to think about all the things they do to help others. They have access to the reflection tags each day to add further comments. We discussed how it makes them feel when they help others: happy, good, fuzzy, butterflies and proud were all mentioned.
Children made poppies to remember all those who have sacrificed their lives. We thought about the Christian value of Service and how they made the ultimate sacrifice for us. Children also made some purple poppies to remember the animal sacrifices. We had some quiet reflection time to think about how we can serve others.
Reverse Advent Calendar 2020
Thanks to your generosity for our reverse Advent Calendar, some very large and heavy boxes of food have been delivered to the Holy Trinity food bank. The staff there are immensely grateful to you all. Your donations will enable others to enjoy their Christmas. #BelieveAndAchieve
Spring 1 2021
This half term, we will be focusing on RESPECT.
We value and respect everyone’s beliefs and opinions. We enable our children to get to know people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. Our worship and RE lessons teach about other religions, the parallels to the Christian faith and encourage the children to reflect on their own developing Christian outlook on life. We believe that God’s love is so great it encompasses the whole world and all God’s children (John 14: 2)
It's a New Year 2021! Who will guide and support you this year? Here are some of our ideas from home learning.