Views from Our School Community During the Spring Term 2022, we have been revisiting the vision for our Federation. This is what our children say about their school:What is special about our school? It’s a church school. There’s diversity – we are lots of different personalities and everyone is unique in their own way. Our teachers – without them we wouldn’t learn, and they help us if we get stuck. Everyone is kind. We’re environmentally friendly. We have really good friends and teachers. We spend time together as a school during collective worship. Our teachers understand us when we are upset. We have everything we need to have a good life. Everybody learns and take part; all of us have fun in this school. Everything on the playground is lovely. We have loads of space to play. Lunches are yummy. How does school help us to ‘live life to the full’? School helps us learn new things. We learn happily together and from each other. It teaches us to be smart and healthy. It helps us do daily tasks. It helps us to learn how to be ‘us’. It encourages us to work hard to give ourselves the opportunity for a good future. We learn lots of skills that we can apply to the rest of our life to make it even better. We contribute to our learning experience. It helps us to make sure our friends are happy. It teaches us to be kind to others and to share. We try our best. We celebrate the right choices that other people have made, like getting ‘on gold’. We respect others. If a child was looking for a new school, why would you tell them to come to our school? Our school inspires you to learn new things and to have new friends. The teachers are really lovely and caring – we’ve got a great team of staff. People welcome you with open arms and help you when you’re stuck.We have a motto that we follow: kind, courteous, considerate and caring. We’ve got a great team of staff. We are forgiving. Everyone has someone they can trust. There is always someone to play with. It’s exciting at school because there are fun things to do. What do you think the teachers are aiming for? They’re trying to get us ready for high school. To teach us our numbers and sounds To make our school the best in the world. I think they aim for helping us with life. To be the best we can be. For us to be kind, considerate and respectful to each other. For us to develop independence. To make us happy. To help us understand that learning can be fun. To make us feel confident with our learning . To keep us safe and healthy. To help the children to be ‘Awesome Authors’. Why do you think Collective Worship is Important? So we can reflect on our ideas, not just to our class, but to the whole school. It teaches us how to share ideas we might not learn in class. It brings the school community together. It is a time when we can celebrate all we have achieved. It isn’t just about being Christian – it’s a time to listen to each other. As an opportunity to learn about what others believe and share our thoughts. To share ideas and understand the importance of God and his teachings. To be able to interpret different ideas. So we can respect each other. So we can learn about being kind, considerate, courteous and caring. How could we improve our school? Having a class pet. Golden time on a Friday. More time spent on the subjects we really enjoy each week. Freedom of movement in the classroom with seating. More off timetable days. More lunchtime clubs. Improve the wildlife area. To put all the litter in the bin and to treat the building and equipment with respect. More tennis balls. Build an extension and then more people could come to the school and more people could learn. Maybe it could be a place where teachers could go to learn things to teach us. Buy more a chalkboard to have in the playground.Is there anything else you would like people to know about our school? We are kind and welcoming to new people that join our school community. We care about everyone in our school. We celebrate the things we have done well. Everyone can be great at something at our school. It doesn’t matter who you are – we celebrate that everyone is different! Everyone has their strengths and everyone has their weaknesses and that’s okay. We get the chance to try lots of different sports. We have lovely staff. Everybody is different but we are also the same. I wish everyone would be treated the same way as we are in our school! Our school is the best one – we love school! I wish I could go to school even earlier in the morning!