Date: November 13, 2015

By: Mrs Pampin

Category: Community, Home Learning, KS1, KS2, Parents, Partnership, Reflection, SMSC, Visitor, Whole School

Our Collective Worship theme last half term was Friendship. We have been thinking about why friendship is important, what we value about our friends and most importantly what it means to be a good friend to others. There is a famous quote that says ‘The only way to have a friend is to be one’ and during our Collective Worship time we have been reflecting on how we can be a friend to everyone in our school community.

As we conclude this theme, we will be introducing Reflection Journals which will allow the children to reflect on this theme using the ‘window, mirror, door’ strategy. The window is used as a symbol for a wow moment when they are invited to recall a time when someone showed real kindness and friendship toward them. The mirror symbol will encourage the children to reflect upon how their learning about Friendship may have challenged or changed them. Finally the symbol of the door will prompt the children to consider what they might do as a practical response to their learning.

If you would like to explore this value further at home we have included a Home School Values resource on our school website. This will give you the opportunity to talk together and explore this theme in more depth within your family.


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