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Newchurch St Nicholas as a Church of England Primary School

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Key Christian Values

As as school we focus on six Christian Values which we think are 'KEY' 

These are

  • Thankfulness
  • Trust
  • Hope
  • Forgiveness
  • Friendship
  • Truthfulness


These values are the focus of Worship sessions - 1 each half term. 


This half term's worship

Key Christian value - Truthfulness


Autumn 1: Thankfulness

Autumn 2: Trust

Spring 1: Hope

Spring 2: Forgiveness 

Summer 1: Friendship

Summer 2: Truthfulness

Our 'Value' winners


Each half term, our Ethos group look for children who are truly living our key Christian value of the half term. Children seen living these values are awarded in the final celebration assembly of the half term. One child who has helped others live the values wins our special trophy and gets to keep it in their classroom as a reminder of their achievement all half term.


Our wonderful winners so far have been...





 Our Weekly Wonder...

Every Thursday in Worship and every Friday in our newsletter, our children and families are asked to take a moment to be still and reflect on our 'Weekly Wonder'. 


Example questions so far have included:

I wonder, what is love?

I wonder, why did God only send down one of his children?

I wonder, have all the Gods of different religions ever met?




Courageous Advocacy

Being a creative advocate is about supporting, defending or speaking out on behalf of others; arguing for, or supporting a cause. We actively support charities and organisations that make a difference, and are passionate about many including those below.


We want to, through researching, educating and supporting those that need it most, to help make a difference; empowering our pupils and our community to make a difference.


Our school council arrange fundraising events within school to support various charities.


In May 2024, Ethos group chose to sell ice-pops to raise money for Christian Aid. They shared behind after school to do this. Our children really are amazing individuals! 



Faith in Action

This year we have brought joy to the people of Brandwood by singing Christmas Carols and hymns and making Christmas cards. We have shared our talents and knowledge in church. 



Ethos group have worked hard to deepen the thinking of all of our children and staff by creating and displaying Big Questions around the school.



Leaders of the future!

Our Ethos group are leading more and more whole school and class worships. Each week, we can see their confidence and knowledge growing! It is a delight to see them share this with others.

Islamic Morning

In the Autumn term, children completed a well-being survey which discussed their thoughts on many different aspects of school life. Due to the results of this survey, Ethos group decided to organise a morning which developed and deepened the understanding of the Islamic religion for our children.  On March 22nd, the school enjoyed an Islamic morning led by our Ethos group, Muslim children and their families. During the morning, parents led worship and children completed a number of activities linked to the religion. 

We had an amazing time!





'What we believe' afternoon.


In March 2024, we dedicated a whole afternoon to discussing and celebrating what we believe. During this time both religious and non-religious beliefs were shared from children of all ages. Ethos decided on four questions which they wanted all children to deeply think about. These were:


* What happens when you die?

* What makes a good person?

* Where did the first humans come from?

* What rules help you to be a good person?


Below is video of a book which we created to share these beliefs which you can see in our school. 


Ask yourself, what do YOU believe?


Our Beliefs.

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