Christian values form an integral part of our school day at Marshfield Primary School, and contribute greatly to our school’s Christian distinctiveness and ethos.
We are fortunate to have very close links with our local church, St Mary’s Church Marshfield (link to https://marshfieldchurch.org/) and incorporate our school’s key Christian values into our everyday life and learning. Our Christian values cycle has recently been updated, after consultation with the Marshfield School community, including staff, pupils and governors.
For the academic year 2021-22, our Christian values are:
To reinforce our community’s understanding of our school’s values, each value comes with a bible verse, key bible story and symbol. The details of each of our values for this academic year are detailed below.
In the next academic year (2022-23), we will move to ‘Cycle B’, in which our Christian values will be:
Collective worship is held each day and forms an essential part of our school’s ethos. In Marshfield, this takes many forms, and may be whole-school, key stage or class-based. The headteacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team leads a whole-school assembly at least once a week, with others being led by class teachers or visitors from the church community. On Fridays, the whole school takes part in a ‘Celebration Assembly’, in which we recognise pupils’ achievements, including those who have demonstrated each term’s value. The ‘Citizenship Cup’ is awarded weekly, to a pupil who has been nominated by their peers as exemplifying that term’s value.
In addition to our learning in-school, our termly value is reinforced at home through a termly home learning task. This invites families to share their understanding of each Christian value and to explore it in the home. Our home learning tasks can be found below and will be updated with each new term.
Term 1: Respect – Home Learning 2021 Respect Website
To see what we’ve been learning at home, take a look at our ‘Virtual Gallery’! More super home learning will be added throughout the year.