Working together in a caring Christian environment…
St. Michael’s Church, West Felton
As a Church of England Primary School, one of our strengths is our Christian ethos. At West Felton C.E. Primary School, we seek to develop in children a knowledge and sympathetic understanding of the Christian faith, its teachings and values, and to foster an appreciation of the relevance of the Christian faith to both school life and their own lives. We work hard to provide a quality primary education in a caring Christian setting for all children in our care, so that each child is able to fulfil her/his potential, understand that they are valued, and live happy, purposeful lives.
As a staff team, we are confident in our own faith community, and are inclusive of all children, regardless of faith or creed. Our Christian values underpin all aspects of school life, with mutual respect being a fundamental principle in all our relationships, with children, amongst our own staff team, with outside professionals or parents/carers.
Today we visited the church to celebrate Ash Wednesday – Rev. Burton, Rev. Martin, Mrs. Bond and Mr. Curtis (our Church link governor) marked the children with a sign of the cross from the ashes. We talked about the meaning of Easter and Lent. It was a lovely service – thank you very much to all those who were able to join us.
We are celebrating our recent Church Inspection (SIAMS) when we maintained our ‘Outstanding’ status, please find our report below…
We had the privilege of joining together for the Christmas Eve Christingle service at St. Michaels Church. The whole community; pupils past, present and future came together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Such a beautiful service involving so many, thank you Sarah 🎄
Each class performed a song, poem or prayer at Harvest Festival, September 2016.
Here is Sycamore Class singing their all-time favourite ‘It’s Another Harvest Festival…Cha, Cha, Cha!”
Please find below our Collective Worship Policy, RE Policy and Full NSSIAS Inspection Report.
“I like the way Sarah gets us to act out stories from the bible.” said Beth.
“I like it when Mrs. Netherwood plays the guitars…she is very joyous” said Poppy & Lily.
“Heather is always kind, I like the role-plays that she does.” said Dylan D & Dylan F.
We have just been joined by Rev. Jassica Castillo-Burley and her husband Roy Castillo-Burley. They lead weekly Worship with joyous songs and stories.
Sarah Burton recently visited Sycamore class to discuss the work of Charles Darwin and his theories of ‘Evolution’ which they were studying in Science. She very kindly offered to answer our probing questions! Sarah though we were ‘very good reflective thinkers.’ See a selection of our reports below…
Our Christian Values
At West Felton CofE Primary School we are proud to celebrate and promote Christian Values. We chose a theme each half term and this creates the setting for each act of collective worship.