Values in March
It has lovely to be back in school with all pupils and be able to teach our Values lessons face to face. March sees the Core Value focus coming back to empathy with Key Stage 2 pupils looking at the linked value of caring. These values have been particularly important with settling pupils back to being in class, when playing with other children and when thinking about the experiences others may have had whilst doing their learning during Spring 1. They have also been crucial in order to consider how different people are feeling about returning to school- based learning. Older pupils in Upper Phase have also started thinking about the value of caring in relation to their own mental health and what self-care strategies they can have in place.
Reception pupils will also come back to the core value of empathy, building on what they learnt during Autumn 2 and learning more about being kind and cooperating.
Nursery pupils will continue to build on their understanding of resilience for one more month. They will still be using the connected vocabulary of trying and patience.
We are also still encouraging all pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 to demonstrate their values at school, at home and in the local community by completing Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of our Values Baccalaureate. They should be completing these in the class notebook area of their class team on Microsoft Teams.
Please continue to talk about our values with your children as they help them develop both morally and support their academic work. Please see our Values page and the specific webpages on empathy and resilience for our resources.