ST MARGARET’S CE VA PRIMARY SCHOOL VALUES
Our school values are Respect, Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Responsibility and Truthfulness. These are at the heart of everything we do at St Margaret’s. We focus on these in assemblies and worship aswell as in the classrooms and on the playground.
The children become very familiar with these values and their meaning, knowing how they apply to our lives.
Each half term we focus our worship on developing the understanding of our school values.
WE VALUE RESPECT: AUTUMN TERM 1
‘Show proper respect for everyone.’ 1 Peter 2.17
‘Do to others what you would have them do to you.’ Matthew 7.12
‘Respect- to get it you must give it’ Anon
We treat everyone as we would like to be treated. We work together in tolerance, understanding and respect to create a happy school. We celebrate differences and similarities and embrace the diversity of our community.
Remembering to pray for others Ephesians 6.18
Moses and the burning bush Exodus 3, 4
Valuing difference Luke 7.1-10
Valuing others as we would like to be valued Matthew 7.12
Valuing special places Matthew 21.12-17
Valuing different opinions 1 Peter 2.17
WE VALUE THANKFULLNESS: AUTUMN TERM 2
‘This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.’ Psalm 118.24
‘Give thanks in all circumstances.’ 1 Thessalonians 5.18
Thanking god for people who help us Philippians 1.3
The Man who came back Luke 17 11-19
Praising god in creation Psalm 148
Remembering to say thank you Ephesians 5.20
Giving thanks even when times are difficult Acts 16.6-end
Counting your blessings 1 Thessalonians 5.16
An American Indian Tale
WE VALUE FORGIVENESS SPRING TERM 1
‘If anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other, just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.’ Colossians 3.13
‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave you.’ Ephesians 4.32
‘Without forgiveness there is no future…if you can forgive, then you can move on and even help the person you are forgiving to become a better person’ Desmond Tutu
Wiping the slate clean Colossians 3.13
Turning over a new leaf Luke 19.1-10
Forgiving others as god as forgiven you Matthew 18.21-35
Beginning again Luke 15.11-32
Putting the past behind you Psalm 32.1
WE VALUE PERSEVERANCE SPRING TERM 2
‘Be patient in times of trouble.’ Romans 12.12
‘If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again.’ W. E Hickson
We work hard to achieve the best we can in everything we do, even when it is difficult. We are not afraid to ask for help when we need it.
Running the race of life Hebrew12.1-2
The widow who never gave up Luke 18.1-8
Keeping going against all odds Matthew 2.13-15
Doing the right thing Jeremiah 38.1-13
Meeting a personal challenge Philippians 4.13
Encouraging others to keep going Acts 11.24
Story of Prince George
WE VALUE RESPONSIBILITY SUMMER TERM 1
‘When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.’ Lois Nizer
‘You are always responsible for how you act no matter how you feel.’ Robert Tew
‘With great power, comes great responsibility’ Spider -man
We are responsible for our words, actions and attitude. We can be trusted to do what is right and make good choices. We all have a responsibility to make our world a better place. By working together, as a team, we achieve this.
God wants us to care for the whole of his creation, that is, for the whole world.
He wants us to care for one another, for our pets, the places where we live, our school, everywhere.
The parable of the talents Matthew 25:14-30
Jonah and the whale Book of Jonah
Story of George Muller
WE VALUE TRUTHFULNESS SUMMER TERM 2
‘Tell the truth to each other.’ Zechariah 8.16
‘Let us show the truth by our actions.’ 1 john 3.18
‘To be truthful with others you must first be truthful with yourself’ Anon
Telling the whole story John 8.12
Living without lies Genesis 27
Making the right choices Zechariah 8.16
Searching for the truth Matthew 13.44-46
Having the courage to be honest Ephesians 4.15
A day that changed everything Luke 5 1-11 Luke 22 54-62 John 21 15-19