Here at St Nicholas' Primary School, we believe that Values based Education is at the heart of all learning, and as a result, we have embarked on a journey to become a Values based Education School.
The chosen values for our school are, in alphabetical order:
At St. Nicholas’ the values that are now being referred to as ‘British Values’ have always been an integral part of our ethos and education. We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
This week, we will be exploring our value of Tolerance by hosting a school 'election'.
Throughout the week, we will be creating party manifestos, balancing budgets and setting up a campaign trail.
This year, we decided to hold our Perseverance Values Week during National Science Week. The theme of the week was 'changes' and every class was involved in lots of different scientific activities to demonstrate this.
Each class were given a well-known scientist to research and present on.
We were also visited by Science Oxford, who, as ever, created engaging and interactive workshops for all of our children.
During the week, we will be exploring the concept of 'Freedom'. We will be linking our value wit 'Black History Month'. Each class is being paired with a class from a different part of the school. Each set of classes will have a figure who has had a significant role in improving and fighting for equality and freedom. Look out our pieces of writing, art and anecdotes from our Philosophy for Children (P4C) sessions.
This week, we have been celebrating 'Appreciation Week'. We have explored the value of Appreciation through many different and exciting ways! The week concluded with an 'Appreciation Postman' delivering the appreciation cards that everyone in the class had made each other. You can see from the look on our faces, how special it was.