Our Values of the Month
Values in Acorn Nursery and Chestnut Reception:
As an introduction to Values Education, Acorn and Chestnut explore the following Values over a year:
In Birch, Hazel, Rowan and Oak (Years 1-4) we are exploring the value of:
Reverence is a deep respect for someone or something.
In school we will explore this feeling of regard for the qualities and achievements of ourselves as well as others. We will also consider how we can be caring and appreciative towards the world in general.
We will start by exploring self-respect - the importance of building our self-esteem, encouraging each other to look after ourselves by getting plenty of sleep, exercise, healthy foods etc.
We will also talk about the importance of caring for everyone in our school, as well as others more widely. We will emphasise the importance of thinking before we speak and treating others how we want to be treated - especially valuing and appreciating each others' differences and unique, special qualities.
Finally, we will also explore the importance of caring for our school as well as the world more widely. We will consider how we should care for our own property as well as respecting the possessions belonging to others. We will also reinforce the importance of striving to be an Eco-Warrior - looking for ways we can help and protect our wonderful world.
At home you can remind each other of the need to show respect in order to have a calmer, happier family life. You could also make a family list of all the people and things that should be particulalry cared for and respected each day, e.g. each other, pets, toys, furniture, the garden etc. Encourage the children to respect their own property by looking after it at home and school - making sure toys are put away when asked. You can also create a rota for jobs that could be shared around the house so that everyone takes responsibility to live the value of Respect e.g. feeding pets, setting the table, loading the dishwasher etc!
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