Our Church School

Mission Statement
 
As a Church of England school, our caring, Christian environment gives us the security to nurture the enthusiasm for learning that will enable us to develop into confident, competent and caring human beings.
 

As a voluntary aided church school, we have close links with the Salisbury Diocese and Crossways Church.

Our school vicar is Reverend Jacquie Birdseye

 
Our School Vision
 
"Learning as much as we can about all that we can"
 
Our School Values
 
The school has 3 core values that we believe are essential to maintaining a positive learning environment.
These values are:
 
                       Respect                        Compassion                    Perseverance 
 
Our school values are intertwined in all our teaching and learning. The school values were chosen by children, parents, governors and staff during our Whole School Values Week in 2013.
 

Collective Worship

It is not always easy to define what makes a church school special but at Frome Valley, we believe that a significant part of this comes from the time and effort invested in Collective Worship. It provides a real sense of community and family within the school and is an integral part of the school day.

Collective Worship is an act of Christian praise which focuses on a specific value each half term. These values rotate on a three year rolling programme.

 

Year A Values

Courage

Creation and Creativity

Justice

Peace

Forgiveness

Trust

Year B Values

Hope

Compassion

Truthfulness

Thankfulness

Humility

Friendship

Year C Values

Respect and Reverence

Perseverance

Responsibility

Generosity

Wisdom

Service 

 
During Collective Worship, a candle is lit and staff lead the children in exploring the weekly theme linked to our half termly value. This may be through a Bible story, a powerpoint, video or role play. Children are encouraged to reflect on the theme and to say a prayer if they wish to.
 
Each Thursday, Collective Worship is led by our local vicar Reverend Jacquie Birdseye.
 
We invite parents and friends to join us towards the end of each term for a Sharing Assembly and also for the annual Harvest Festival and Nativity Services.
 
Children may be withdrawn from all or part of Collective Worship by parental request to the Headteacher. School staff wil supervise children withdrawn from Collective Worship.
RE at Frome Valley First School
 
The Curriculum
 
Religious Education is taught to all children. The curriculum is taught through the 'Understanding Christianity' and 'Discovery RE'.
The curriculum is available for parents to examine if they wish, and children may be withdrawn from some or all of this by request to the Headteacher.
 
Around the school
 
The school is very proud of its links with the church and actively promotes a Christian ethos within the school.
We have a Reflection Area in the main corridor and the school council take the lead in creating a whole school display linked to the current half termly theme.
Display boards around the school reflect our school values and celebrate different events within the Christian calendar.
Frome Valley Reflection Group
 
To support and develop the reflective nature of the children in our Church School, we have special Reflection Area set up in the main school corridor for all to see.  The Reflection Area is an interactive display that links to the values taught in our daily Collective Worships. Two children from each year group make up the 'Frome Valley Reflection Group' and these children are responsible for planning and creating the Reflection Area for all to see.  With the support of Miss Padfield, the children create beautiful displays that all of the children in the school can interact with.  At the end of each term, the Reflection Group evaluate the success of the Reflection Area by asking the opinions of all of the children in each year group, through questionnaires and interviews.  Then, they get to work on creating the next Reflection Area display.