Personal well-being includes:
P.E. (physical education)
P.S.H.E. (personal, social and health education)
S.M.S.C. (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development)
We have worship time every day at Little Gonerby School. It is a special time when we all come together to share a story, sing, pray and think. Worship takes place after lunch, either in the hall or classrooms and different people lead worship each day.
We have worship leaders. Children from each of the Year 1 and Year 2 classes help to set up for Worship, and lead the opening call to worship. They also participate in Worship meetings with Mrs Hilton and Mrs Bayley.
Monday - Mrs. Hilton or visitor
Tuesday - Class worship, in class led by the teacher
Wednesday - Praise Worship
Thursday - Father Stuart or Mother Mel from St. Wulfram's
Friday - Mrs. Hilton, celebration worship
This is how we say The Lord's Prayer:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us,
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
for the kingdom, the power and the glory are Yours,
Now and for ever,
This is our school blessing:
May God bless us and keep us,
May He give us light to guide us,
And Love to unite us,
This day and forever more,
Our lunch time Grace:
For what we are about to receive,
May The Lord make us truly grateful
Our end of day prayer:
Now our busy day is done,
Jesus bless us everyone.
Keep us safely through the night,
Until we see the morning light.
In our worship this term we are thinking about Thankfulness. We thought about the words 'Thank you' and built a chain to show how being thankful can spread!
How many times have you said Thank you to someone today?
How do you feel when someone says Thank you to you?
At Little Gonerby Infant School we give our children high quality PE lessons at least once per week.
We inspire children to succeed in all areas of physical developed as well as building their confidence. We ensure that children understand the importance of physical activity on their health and fitness. Our children take part in a range of physical activity during the school day; some of this is as part of the curriculum and some of it is during the children’s playtimes.
Here are examples of the physical activity our children participate in;
Our curriculum aims to ensure that all children;
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
are physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives.
The Government have funded schools to provide additional sport activities; here at Little Gonerby we are using this funding to have sports coaches in school to support the children’s learning as well as provide the staff with additional training.
As a Church of England Aided School, Religious Education (R.E.) is viewed as an important part of the curriculum. It contributes to the ethos and values of the school and supports the school’s aims. We follow the Lincoln Agreed Syllabus.
We aim to ensure that the children:
- gain a sound knowledge of the Christian faith based on the teachings of the Bible, particularly those of the New Testament.
- develop a sense of wonder, awe, curiosity and mystery,
- learn to ask and provide answers to BIG questions which are puzzling and difficult to answer or where not everyone agrees on the answer,
- develop a sense of respect, sensitivity and cultural awareness and to develop a respect for the rights of other people to hold views and beliefs that are different from their own. This includes developing an awareness of other faiths.
We also aim to:
- instil a sense of self worth and sustain children's self esteem.
- provide children with opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- encourage children to make informed decisions and to accept responsibility for the consequences of their choices.
- enable children to explore our shared human experience and the questions of meaning and purpose which arise from our shared experiences.
- develop the ability of pupils to think about, and develop for themselves, beliefs and values by which they can live, through studying concepts like celebration, the sacred, authority, religious belief and lifestyle and through exploring the fundamental questions of life.
Children are taught R.E. by their class teacher as part of the wider school curriculum. Where appropriate, R.E. is integrated into other areas of the curriculum in a cross-curricular approach and linked with our school values of respect, fairness, honesty, working together, caring and doing our best. For instance R.E. may be taught and explored through art, drama, music, story and discussion.
Activities are planned to encourage participation by all children at a level appropriate to their ability.
A range of artefacts, pictures, photos, posters, videos, visits and visitors will be used to support the children’s learning.
We have strong links with St Wulfram’s Church and children regularly visit the church as part of their RE studies e.g. when exploring baptism or places of worship. The clergy and other members of the community at St Wulfram’s are willing to meet with the children and be involved with Religious Education. Year 2 children also take part in the Church Schools Infant Festival held at Lincoln Cathedral each year.
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of life at Little Gonerby School.
It aims to support the children’s social, spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development as well as promoting their personal well-being and preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
Each year group has a programme of work which is delivered across the whole curriculum and both supports and is reinforced by the wider context of personal and social development within the school.
What is seen and experienced in other classes, our immersive environments, in the playground and school corridors reinforces what the children are learning in PSHE and citizenship in order to make it relevant and important.
The majority of this work occurs in class discussion and through either the SEAL programme or Circle-Time and is reinforced through our Collective Worship themes.
We have achieved Healthy Schools Status through strongly promoting all aspects of healthy living; thinking about aspects such as healthy eating and what makes a healthy meal. All children are now entitled to free school hot meals and are enjoying the variety of meals on offer.
Our healthy eating ethos is also developed further in our P.E. lessons where children are encouraged to make healthy choices and are shown activities that will promote fitness and their well-being.
Our School Travel Plan also encourages walking or cycling to school where this is possible.
We also aim to develop children’s social skills to encourage more cooperative play and have lots of wonderful toys and games available for them to use during outdoor play times.