This term we value: Perseverance
‘Love One Another, Know Ourselves, Believe and Grow’
From the vision stem seven core Christian values, which we embed in the life of our school.
Love One Another
This encapsulates our ethos as a Christian school, where we all care for each other as a school community. The Christian Values of Forgiveness and Compassion reflect this part of our vision in a way that all stakeholders can relate to.
This part of our vision works on two important levels. In terms of knowing oneself, we aim that children become independent learners, setting goals and targets to improve their own knowledge and/or social skills. It is also essential for the school community to understand their own spiritual beliefs and respect the beliefs and feelings of others. The Christian Values of Respect and Responsibility underpin this.
Believe and Grow
The final aspect to our vision deals with the importance of the aspirations and self-esteem of our school community. We want our children to aim high and believe in their own ability. As teachers and stakeholders we endeavour to better our practice and give the children the best possible opportunities. Therefore, Creativity, Perseverance and Courage are the core Christian Values that we believe best represent ‘Believe and Grow’.
Four children from Year Six worked extremely hard to prepare themselves for our local debating competition about the greatest sportsperson of all time. They spoke clearly and asked some very thought-provoking questions. We were very impressed with the confidence and commitment that each of the children demonstrated. They won this competition and made it to the county finals!
The county final was held in Cheltenham and the children had to compete against other schools from around the county. The topic of this debate was ‘The greatest sporting moment of all time’. The children all thought carefully about their role and produced some excellent pieces of work in preparation. On the day, they showed respect and were considerate of the views of others. They all listened carefully and spoke with determination and clarity. We were proud of them all and they were worthy winners of their bronze medals. Well done to all of the children who were involved!
STEM Week (Monday 11 – Friday 15 March 2019)
To coincide with British Science Week, (11-15 March 2019) our children took part in a wide range of exciting STEAM activities to build cities of the future. They found out about many different careers that link to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. During this week, the children had the opportunity to taste different foods and take part in some amazing experiments and investigations!
This has been made possible through the hard work of many parent and community volunteers who kindly gave their time to share their expertise with the children. Our PTA have also helped to resource our event.
The week ended with a celebration of all of the hard work the children had put in and parents were invited to come and see our ‘Cities of the Future’. The week was educational, fun, and informative and most definitely a week to remember! We even had a visit from the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review who printed an article in the paper. You can read all about it here.
Year Five took part in a LEGO Robotics workshop. The children had to build robots and then program them to move in different directions and some even had to dance! The children had to use perseverance and courage to complete the challenge. They also used respect whilst working hard as part of a team.
Earlier this term, six children from Year Three and Year Four represented our school at a gymnastics competition at St. John’s on the Hill. They all did amazingly well and showed courage whilst performing their routines in front of an audience. We were really proud of the way the children worked together and supported each other. At the end of the competition, the children were awarded with the trophy for outstanding teamwork which was fantastic! Well done to all of the children who took part.
For Children in Need, this year, we have decided to go a little 'arty' here at Tutshill School. On Friday 16 November, children were invited to come to school dressed as a famous artist or a character from a famous painting. Children created a self-portrait which were framed or on canvas. Take a look at the wonderful works of art and see if you can spot yourselves!
We all had great fun whilst learning how to breakdance! We moved to the beat and even took part in a class dance off! Whilst dancing, we demonstrated our school value of creativity as we were challenging ourselves to spin and twist in many different ways!