Welcome to Year 1
As always we will be focusing on teaching an engaging broad curriculum which will involve reading a whole variety of different genres of texts, as well as ‘living our Christian values’: friendship, forgiveness, respect and perseverance.
Our school vision is rooted in biblical teaching. Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not stop them because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
At St Thomas’, we realise that children are not the future, but a very important part of society today. We want to help the children understand that being a Christian is a way of being, rather than a label. We want to develop their desire and commitment to live lives compassionately and caringly towards friends, strangers, and the planet. We believe that whatever a person’s religion or beliefs, we should all care about the future of goodness in our world, and about creating a global society where diversity of belief and practice can flourish together. As part of this, even though we are a Christian school, we welcome people of all faiths to be part of our school community.
You can help us by:
Praising your child when you see him or her living one of our Christian values. For example, being kind, speaking politely, forgiving someone who has upset them
Talking about what these values mean, and modelling behaviours that show them.
Taking time to pray or have a calm, thoughtful time each day at home.