Our Christian vision underpins our curriculum decisions and how we deliver the learning in our school. We plan opportunities for our pupils to hear about acts of courage both historically and in the present day. Through understanding how Courageous Actions can positively change the world both locally and globally, we show the children that no-one is too small to make a difference.
Our biblical verse:
"I can do all this through Christ who strengthens me"
“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”
"God is a friend of silence. His language is silence."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Children often need extra help today to relax, concentrate, and find comfort. A wonderful way to get that extra help is through prayer and meditation. While meditation doesn’t need to have anything to do with religion, in Rushall we also practice Christian Meditation.
"nurtures young people’s ability to retain a sense of wonder in their lives, and encourages others to do the same.
Before we, as adults, are able to join in this work, though, we have to acknowledge our own forgetfulness and distraction. It’s not a question of us teaching them anything, but rather of us learning from their simplicity." - " For children it is more straightforward. They are happy to sit down together in silence, let go of their thoughts and simply enjoy the experience of meditating." - " Children meditate together as naturally as they play together. They enjoy the simple discipline with its few clear rules." - "The simple routine brings with it a peace and calmness in an otherwise busy and noisy day and the children are the first to appreciate the advantage of taking time out. It has become clear that many children instinctively value this pure ‘prayer of the heart’." (from Christian Meditation in the UK)
Our Reflection Poem at the end of school year 2019-20
During this time, we have not been able to... see everyone in school together at the same time
but we have... loved getting to know you all better via Tapestry and Seesaw.
During this time, we have not been able to... see out our time at primary school as we usually would
but we have... been impressed with how well we have coped and supported each other.
During this time, we have not been able to... learn with our teachers and peers
but we have...been able to learn with our families remotely.
(Sunrise Year 2 Bubble)
During this time, we have not been able to... see our friends and family
but we have... managed to share quality time together via Face Time or Skype using other technology .
(The Godden Family)
During this time, we have not been able to... go to school
but we have...played in the garden and gone for walks.
During this time, we have not been able to... go to the park
but we have... played football
(Sunrise Year 1 Bubble)
During this time, we have not been able to... hug our friends or play tag
but we have...
enjoyed playing outside in the garden with our friends in our bubble.
During this time, we have not been able to... play with our friends
but we have... enjoyed walks with our families
During this time, we have not been able to... do things how we normally would
but we have... been flexible, creative and tried doing things in a new way