Values and Virtues
Year 1 2020 - 2021
Autumn Term 1: Curious and Active
Curious: To be curious is to explore God’s creation and ask questions to find out more. Everything around us was created by God. Being curious about these things – from tiny insects to enormous planets, from the languages of the Earth to the patterns made by numbers – brings us closer to God.
Active: working to make things better where we can. As we use our curiosity to explore, we find things that could be better: a friend is unhappy; a neighbour is lonely; there is litter in the playground; the whiteboard needs wiping. Some of these problems we can fix. By being active we take responsibility for these tasks and look after God’s creation.
In Year 1 we have been curious by asking questions about God's world and have placed them in our hanging thought bubble. When we think of more questions, we pop them in our thought bubble.
Here are some of our questions:
How did God make us all different? (Grace)
Why did God make us with a nose? (Declan)
I wonder how God made the moon, the sun and the sky? (Arthur)
Why did God make the coronavirus happen? (Dolly)
How does God manage to turn the sky so many different colours? (Holly)
Why did God make trees? (Michael)
How did God make the seas and the oceans?
Why did God make bees and wasps with a sting? (Isla)
Why did God make snakes? (James)
Why did God make people? (Ben)
We thought about how we could be active - acting out what Jesus has taught us.
Spring 1 2020
Compassionate and Loving
Compassionate: We are compassionate when we feel sympathy and concern for other people who are in difficulty whether they are near to us or far away.
Loving: We are loving when we show our sympathy and concern for other people by our actions and by our words.
Year 1 have been thinking about the different ways they can show their love and compassion to both their friends and teachers at school and their loved ones at home.
Autumn 2 2019
Attentive and Discerning
Attentive: We are attentive when we listen to our calling from God to love and serve one another in all that we do. We are attentive to our experiences and can see where they will take us in our future vocations.
Discerning: We are discerning when we decide to do the right thing in the interest of the needs of others because we know the positive impact that will have on their lives.
Autumn 1 2019
Grateful and Generous
Grateful: We are grateful for the gifts God has given to us, for the gifts of other people and the blessings of each new day. We are thankful for what we have and for the people around us.
Generous: We are generous with our gifts and use them in the service of others. We are generous with our time and give of ourselves to serve others as God wants us to. We are generous with our actions, doing things to help other people and make a difference to the world.
Year 1 have been thinking about how grateful they are for their families and how they can be generous in different ways. We have produced a lovely display - we hope you enjoy looking at the photographs.