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Church of England Primary School

Our Ethos Committee

The members of our Ethos Committee for the academic year 2017 -2018 are:

 

Peppa, Jessie, Amelie, Eloise, Maya, Reuben, Ruby, Annabel, Hazel, Skye, Izzy, Lelu, Alex, Morwenna, Isla

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Our Ethos Committee contribute regularly to our Collective Worship and have planned and led their own acts of Collective Worship.  They are also developing their role in the assessment of Collective Worship.

 

“I wanted to be part of the ethos team because I like working with and helping different year groups, especially the younger children.”

 

Hazel, Year 3

 

 

“I think it is really important that everyone in the school knows what our Christian values are and try to show them all the time.”

 

Reuben, Year 6

 

 

“I enjoy learning about the Bible and teaching others about how we can be more like Jesus in our own lives”.

 

Jessie, Year 6

 

“I like looking out for children in the school who are showing our Christian values and thinking about who deserves the Christian Values Cup on a Friday’s praise assembly.”

 

Izzy, Year 6

 

 

“I wanted to be part of the team because I think it is a really nice way to get to know others in the school and be part of a team.”

 

Lelu, Year 6

 

 

“I like the idea of organising and taking part in collective worships with Miss Pitman and leading some of them with other members of the ethos team.”

 

Amelie, Year 6

South Hub Ethos Day at Aveton Gifford Primary

The children from Newton Ferrers, Salcombe and Blackpool joined together with the children from Aveton Gifford at AG church for an ethos day with the theme of 'Advent'. The children worked together to answer a Christmas Story Quiz and to create Advent Acrostic poems. They also made advent candles!

Receiving our new Ethos Team badges!

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Ethos Meeting 11.10.17 with Rosie and Jo about generosity

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Our new Christian Values

Ethos Meeting with Rosie Warrilow - Planting bulbs

Making Ethos Candles

Our Ethos Committee displays

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Our Ethos Committee 2016 - 2017

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First Federation Children's Ethos Day Spring Term 2017

Schools' Celebration Service at The Minster Church of St Andrew

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First Federation Children's Ethos Day at Blackpool CE Primary School

 

On Friday 11th March children from eight of the First Federation Trust Primary Schools together with children from Chudleigh CE Primary and Ilsington CE Primary Schools met at Blackpool for the Spring Term Children's Ethos Day.

 

Please see below a full report with accompanying photographs.
 

Images of the First Federation Children's Ethos Day Spring Term 2016

First Federation Children's Ethos Day at St Martin's & St Mary's Church, Chudleigh

 

On Friday 16th October children from Chudleigh C of E Pimary School and six of the First Federation Primary Schools came together with visiting pupils and staff from All Saints Marsh, Warberry, Ilsham and Ellacombe Primary Schools (Learning Academy Partnership Trust), for the autumn term First Federation Children's Ethos Day.

 

Please see below a full report with accompanying photographs of this lovely event.

Images of the Autumn Term First Federation Children's Ethos Day

Report on the Autumn Term First Federation Trust Children's Ethos Day

First Federation Children's Ethos Day at the Holy Trinity Church, Salcombe

On Wednesday 3rd June our Ethos Committee joined children from five of our Federation schools and Chudleigh Primary School for the summer term Ethos Day which was held at the Holy Trinity Church in Salcombe.

 

On arrival at the Church the children all completed a quiz which Father Daniel had complied to familiarise themselves with the Church before starting the first activity, 'The Labyrinth' - Please take a look at the photos below!

 

After a morning of activities the children and staff walked to Courtenay Park, which is near to the Church, to eat their lunches. 

 

During the afternoon the children worked together to prepare an 'Act of Worship'.  The day finished with the children from the different schools sharing with each other their experience of the day.

 

A big thank you must go to Father Daniel French for organising such a wonderful day and to Mr Trevor Becker for providing such lovely musical accompaniment throughout the day.

The Ethos Committee's interpretation of the 'Easter Story' - Easter Service 2015

Children's Cathedral Service Spring 2015

On Monday 23rd March children and staff from the First Federation Trust travelled to Exeter Cathedral to take part in the 'Children's Cathedral Service'.  Please take a look at the report below.

Children's Cathedral Service Spring Term 2015

First Federation Children's Ethos Day at Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers

Our Spring Term First Federation Ethos Day took place on Friday 20th March at Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers.  Children and staff from all six of the schools in the First Federation Trust got together with members of the Clergy for a day of fun-filled activities and learning. Please take a look at the report of the day below.

First Federation Children's Ethos Day Spring Term 2015

First Federation Children's Ethos Day at St Andrew's Church, Aveton Gifford

 

First Federation Ethos Co-ordinator and Head of Teaching and Learning of Aveton Gifford Primary School Mrs Samantha McCarthy-Patmore, hosted the autumn term ‘First Federation Children’s Ethos Day’ at St. Andrew’s Church in Aveton Gifford on Friday 21st November. Each school in the First Federation has an Ethos Committee of five children who meet termly for a fun-filled day of activities centred around learning about Christianity and its values and on this occasion it was the turn of Aveton Gifford to host the event.

 

Children and staff from the six Federation schools together with children and staff from Chudleigh Primary School, members of the Clergy and an array of volunteers spent the day learning about Saint Andrew, after whom the Church in Aveton Gifford is named.  "St Andrew's Church", wrote Niamh and Magi from Aveton Gifford, "has an amazing lay out, shaped like a cross with a domed roof not unlike Noah's Ark".  They continued, "At the back of the Church are luminescent, colourful stained glass windows depicting images of Jesus and Saint Andrew himself".

 

The children made a beautiful fishing net, complete with glittering prayer fish, illustrating Andrew’s life as a fisherman.  They all composed prayers to write on the back of the fish and the finished piece of art work was put on display in the school for everyone to see at the end of the day. It will be taken back to St Andrew's Church in time for the St Andrew's Day celebrations on 30th November.  Matthew, a pupil at Blackpool CE Primary School said, “I love this Church and all of the creativity which surrounds it” and Catriona from Chudleigh Knighton CE Primary School commented, "I really enjoyed writing the prayers on the backs of the colourful fish".

 

They also listened to bible stories told to them by the Reverends Barker, French and Wimsett and had a great time singing carols very enthusiastically – the excitement of Christmas is just beginning to show!

 

Mrs McCarthy-Patmore said, “It was a pleasure to see all of the children gathered together having such a lovely time and I am very grateful to everyone for all of their help in making this day such a success.”

The Ethos Committee Easter Performance

During our Easter Service the Ethos Committee performed their interpretation of the Easter story.  The Committee also displayed an Easter Banner and a Peace Banner which they had made with Mrs Young.  The banners remained on display in St Andrew's Church for everyone to see throughout the Easter holiday.

First Federation Children's Ethos Day at Chudleigh Knighton C of E Primary School

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On Friday 21st March our School Ethos Committee, together with children from Blackpool CE Primary, Chudleigh Knighton CE Primary, Chudleigh CE Primary, Newton Ferrers CE Primary and Lady Seaward's CE Primary, attended the spring term First Federation Ethos Day hosted by Mrs Jackie Huntingdon, Head of Teaching and Learning at Chudleigh Knighton Primary School, one of our federation schools, organised by our Head of Teaching and Learning and the First Federation Ethos Co-ordinator, Mrs Samantha McCarthy-Patmore.

 

A total of 100 children, staff and members of the clergy gathered together to learn about the different ways in which Easter is celebrated across the world.  Activities such as mask-making, learning the Samba and making celebratory banners were enjoyed by everyone

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