Kingsclere CE Primary School
Kingsclere Church of England Primary School aims to inspire happy, confident, successful, responsible children with a lifelong love of learning.
At Kingsclere CE Primary School, our curriculum is supported by a set of learning values. These Values have been carefully chosen by the whole school community and their aim is to determine our thinking and behaviour around being a successful learner. Through teaching, learning and upholding the learning values, we are developing a set of skills and attitudes which prepare our children for the modern day world and enable them to be confident, successful and responsible adults with a lifelong love of learning. This vision is underpinned by the Christian values we share: love, trust, forgiveness and integrity.
Each week we lead a special values assembly, where the children are asked to reflect on an aspect of a value within their own and other people's lives. Class teachers also explicitly teach the 'Value of the week' in PSHE lessons. Wherever possible, our school learning values are taught in all areas of the curriculum. Most importantly, adults in the school ensure that they are role-models for each of the values.
Our Learning Values are represented through a set of learning shields. Each Shield carries its own colour and symbol (designed by the children of Kingsclere CE Primary School) to represent its meaning.
|Curiosity: Within our learning, we take a questioning and exploratory approach. We discover all possibilities. We are safe in the knowledge that there is more than one solution. We are interested in all aspects of our world.|
|Working Together: By developing collaborative skills, we ensure we learn from each other, that we communicate effectively and become responsible members of the whole school and wider community. By working together we develop a sense of team spirit and 'togetherness'.|
|Creativity: We encourage creative learning through developing our imagination and our ability to generate new and different ideas. We celebrate and nurture our skills of inventiveness and individuality. We utilise our problem-solving and reflection skills.|
|Independence: We develop our independence by taking responsibility for ourselves and our learning. We manage our own learning by thinking for ourselves, and by being organised and prepared. By planning and setting our own learning goals, we develop the confidence to take risks on our own.|
|Challenge: We embrace challenge by pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone. We listen carefully to the feedback we are given about our learning and reflect on what will be our next step to success. Challenge helps us to grow into strong learners.|
|Thinking: We reflect, play with ideas and make connections in our thinking. We build self-confidence so we are able to challenge ourselves to think in different ways, ask questions and search for meaning.|
|Resilience: We develop positive attitudes towards challenges so that we are able to learn from our mistakes and build on these experiences. We are focused and committed to achieving our goals. We have the desire to improve ourselves and achieve our best by never giving up.|
Four Christian values of Love, Trust, Forgiveness and Integrity provide the basis of our school community's ethos. These values are at the heart of our school and through Collective Worship, PSHE, class, group, individual work and play they support the child's whole school experience.
We describe our Christian values as those principles and characteristics displayed by Jesus throughout his ministry and teaching and by His own example. Recognised by Christians as integral to their faith, such values are nevertheless universally esteemed by people of any faith, or none, as values by which to live a good life. They help provide our school community with a moral code by which to live and a standard against which to evaluate life's experiences, make moral decisions and choices, and to prepare for a future as part of a multicultural society.
|Love||In school, Love translates into an ethos of care and concern for all members of the school and wider community. It consists of respect for one another's beliefs and feelings, goodwill, affection and concern for the welfare of others. Children are helped to understand the significance of 'loving thy neighbour' and treating others as they would wish to be treated. They are helped to realise that acts of kindness create happiness and friendship.|
|Trust||Children in this school are given responsibilities, appropriate with their age, placing them in positions of trust. In this way they grow to understand the importance of commitment and reliance. Being trusted is something to be proud of and this in turn develops self-esteem and self-respect.|
|Integrity||The importance of telling the truth and knowing the difference between the right and wrong choice are characteristics of a person of integrity. We also help our pupils to show qualities such as tolerance, patience and humility, courage and faith and believe that these attributes are to be found in a person of good character or integrity.|
|Forgiveness||We teach that bearing a grudge and seeking revenge are never appropriate responses when we think we have been wronged. A grudge only makes us feel bitter and unhappy, while revenge only makes for more unpleasantness and anger. It is vital to understand the importance of accepting an apology as well as giving one in order to ask forgiveness. It is important to repair damaged relationships and seek conflict resolution.|