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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.


In Spring 2023 we revised our list of Christian Values from 12 down to 6 values, one for each half term.  This will enable us to embed them and allow the children to revisit them each year and gain a deeper understanding of them.


Our Christian Values are:


Autumn 1CourageLinked to the story of Joshua and Caleb
Autumn 2KindnessLinked to the story of the Good Samaritan
Spring 1LoveLinked to the story of Ruth and Naomi
Spring 2ForgivenessLinked to the story of the Prodigal Son
Summer 1RespectLinked to the story of the Ten Commandments
Summer 2FriendshipLinked to the story of the Paralysed Man


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