Our first value for the academic year is ‘Confidence’.
As part of our Values Based Education initiative, during the month of September we shall be studying the value of Confidence. Please take a few minutes to visit the school website (www.oldparkprimary.com) and look at the assembly with your child (there are short film clips included as an ‘added extra’, which were not shown in assembly).
Our assembly this morning focused on ‘Self Confidence’ and touched on ‘having the confidence to be different’ – which is very closely linked to the value of ‘Respect’ which will be explored in our Well Being lessons. It is a good time for children to think about what they have achieved last year and to look forward, with confidence, to a year of learning and enjoyment. Teachers will continue to encourage the children to explore all values (with a focus on ‘Confidence’ this month) in all areas of school life. We will produce a newsletter to share the activities we do in school with you.
As this will be our first Value focus in this academic term, we will also be looking at Equality, Courage and Hope throughout our autumn term and will be exploring a further seven monthly values in the New Year.
I would like to urge you to visit and engage with the Values at the schools website as much as possible at home. It is wonderful when children come together for class discussions or class assemblies and are able to share their thoughts and perceptions of values based on their out of school experiences and learning. They really learn so much from each other and the teachers are able to deepen their relationships with their pupils by getting to know and understand them as quickly as possible. Some of the deepest learning in classes has happened when children have come into school and talked about discussions they have had in the family home about values.
Our Values Homework
Our Values Homework 2017 – 2018 (PDF format)
Some websites, which you as parents and carers may find useful: