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AVETON GIFFORD

Church of England Primary School

Pupils' Voice

Group discussion focusing on Collective Worship - Spring Term 2017

 

Why do we have worship?

This is a Christian school and the school wants to teach us about God.

To learn about friendship and God.

 

What do you like most about worship?

We get to make up prayers and we can write things about each other and put them into the jars that are our School and Christian Values.

I like learning about friendship and kindness.

 

What is your favourite type of worship e.g. whole school; in Church?

We like it when the Vicar leads worship and gets us involved.  We also like it when we perform plays in Church.

When we are in Church with the whole school.

 

What is important to you about being part of a Church school?

We know more about being a Christian and going to Church.

It's important to believe in God.

It's fun.

 

How do you think that the school values help you live your lives?

They help you to become a better person.  When you're older you'll have more compassion for other people and responsibility.

They help us to do the right things when we are older.

To make us good people.

To learn from our mistakes.

 

Can you think about one of our school values - have you experienced this in action either by one of your friends, your classmates or yourself?

 

COMPASSION - I've seen other people show compassion to people who are upset and sat on the 'Friendship' bench.

RESPONSIBILITY - Two of us have taken responsibility for keeping the pencil pots in order.

PERSEVERANCE - I have persevered when I have felt ill but I still did my work. 

 

If you wish to spend a moment reflecting, where do you go?

In the Library.

Near to Herons' class where I can relax and pray.

On the grass area. 

"We want to achieve a Christian feel across the whole school" - Niamh - Year 6

 

"We make sure that we listen to the teachings of Jesus and follow the core values in everything we do" - Charlotte - Year 6

"Mrs Do as you would be done by"

"Mrs Do as you would be done by"  1

During RE when asked what Jesus did for the world and why is he important -

 

"Jesus is the light of the world and he lights our way through the darkness" 

Charlotte - Year 4

 

The children learnt about Jesus' teachings from his 'Sermon on the Mount'.  We discussed the 'Golden Rule' and the children explored the ideas involved through independent writing, art or drama.  The class used the story of Tom, and the 'Water Babies' to help them to understand that we treat each other as we hope to be treated ourselves -

 

"Jesus told us to do as we would be done by!  I'm Mrs Do as you would be done by!"

Eloise - Year 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do we know what we could do to improve our own learning?

 

"Our targets and talking about them with Miss Naylor" - Joss

 

" From the marking in our books" - Charlotte

 

Comments from around the school:

 

"I love eco-forest school workshops" - Bella

 

" I really like the eco-area and garden and we're lucky to have outdoor areas like ours" - Emma

 

" I like the freedom and responsibility we have in our school" - Joss

 

" I like the friendships of the teachers and the pupils" - Tom

 

" I like all of the art that we do here" - Charlotte

 

" I really enjoy the swimming pool and the swimming lessons we have" - Coral

 

" I enjoy the residential trips we have" - Marianne

 

"I really love performance poetry" - Bella

 

"Every Friday on the last day of term we have a sheet and we go to different activities in our house teams.  It's really cool" - Reuben

 

"I liked the theatre trip because it was really funny and amazing" - Isabelle

 

 

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