Clophill St Marys CofE lower school

Our Values of the Month

SEPTEMBER

Values in Acorn Nursery and Chestnut Reception:

As an introduction to Values Education, Acorn and Chestnut explore the following Values over a year:

COMMUNITY GENEROSITY RESPECT
COMPASSION HOPE SERVICE
COURAGE JOY THANKFULNESS
DIGNITY JUSTICE TRUST
FORGIVENESS PEACE TRUTHFULNESS
FRIENDSHIP PERSEVERANCE WISDOM
* LOVE *

 In Birch, Hazel, Rowan and Oak (Years 1-4) we are exploring the value of:

Hope

In school, we will tell the story of 'Pandora's Box', a Greek myth which emphasises the importance of the value of Hope in our challenging world.  We will discuss how this positive value can help us overcome everyday problems and difficulties that we face.  Our message is that we must always Hope that things will turn out right, not just for ourselves but also for others and the world in general.  We will talk about the importance of hoping for peace in the world and work towards it in our own lives.  We will think about how Hope should be accompanied by effort; it's not just a case of relying on luck.  We will encourage the children to dream their dreams and always keep their hopes alive. 

At home, you could discuss our thought for the month’ with your children and decide what you think it means:

"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it."  Mother Teresa

Together, you could also collect relevant sayings such as, 'Every cloud has a silver lining' and discuss their meanings too.  You could also have some fun downloading appropriate songs about Hope, such as 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Reach for the Stars'.  

VALUE OF THE MONTH ACTIVITIES GALLERY

*Hope Photo Gallery Coming in September 2022*