Our Christian Values

 At St James C of E Infant School, our Christian Values are at the heart of everything we do. We plan links to our half termly topics and we expect our children to have a good understanding of each one and how it impacts on how we act both in and out of school. We plan links into our lessons and our Collective Worship each half term is linked to our Christian Value. Children develop a good understanding of key bible teachings which highlight the value as well as other stories, poems, artwork and multimedia. Within each value, we have a linked bible story which children learn about and they reflect how this teaching demonstrated this. Our values are also shared with parents each half term with a special newsletter outlining how they can support their child. Also each half term, children in each year group lead their own collective worship around our Christian Value.

Our Christian Values are:

Year 1 Autumn 1 Friendship Linked to the story of the Paralysed Man
Autumn 2 Kindness Linked to the story of the Good Samaritan
Spring 1 Forgiveness Linked to the story of the Prodigal Son
Spring 2 Justice Linked to the story of Jonah and the Whale
Summer 1 Respect Linked to the Ten Commandments
Summer 2 Trust Linked to the story of David and Goliath
Year 2 Autumn 1 Courage Linked to the story of Joshua and Caleb
Autumn 2 Thankfulness Linked to the story of Jesus and the Lepers
Spring 1 Hope Linked to the story of Noah's Ark
Spring 2 Perseverance Linked to the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den
Summer 1 Humility Linked to the story of Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Summer 2 Peace Linked to the story Jesus Calms the Storm

 Each week, we also explore our Motto - 'Teach children to choose the right path, and when they are older they will remain upon it' Proverbs 22:6