St. Michael’s Church, West Felton
Working together in a caring Christian environment…
As a Church of England Primary School, one of our strengths is our Christian ethos. At West Felton C.E. Primary School, we seek to develop in children a knowledge and sympathetic understanding of the Christian faith, its teachings and values, and to foster an appreciation of the relevance of the Christian faith to both school life and their own lives. We work hard to provide a quality primary education in a caring Christian setting for all children in our care, so that each child is able to fulfil her/his potential, understand that they are valued, and live happy, purposeful lives.
As a staff team, we are confident in our own faith community, and are inclusive of all children, regardless of faith or creed. Our Christian values underpin all aspects of school life, with mutual respect being a fundamental principle in all our relationships, with children, amongst our own staff team, with outside professionals or parents/carers.
We had the pleasure of being invited to Reverend Suzan Williams inauguration service as Rector of Whittington and West Felton (with Haughton). St. John the Baptist Church, Whittington was bursting at the seems and it was lovely to be part of such a warm welcoming. We’re really looking forward to working with Rev. Suzan and can’t wait to introduce her to the children.
We are celebrating our recent Church Inspection (SIAMS) when we maintained our ‘Outstanding’ status, please find our report below…
Today we visited the church to celebrate Ash Wednesday – Rev. Burton led a lovely service full of song and prayer. Rev. Burton trained some Y6s to mark their friends with the sign of the cross.
We had the privilege of joining together for the Christmas Eve Christingle service at St. Michaels Church. The whole community; pupils past, present and future came together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Such a beautiful service involving so many, thank you Sarah 🎄
We have just been joined by Rev. Jassica Castillo-Burley and her husband Roy Castillo-Burley. They lead weekly Worship with joyous songs and stories.
Sarah Burton recently visited Sycamore class to discuss the work of Charles Darwin and his theories of ‘Evolution’ which they were studying in Science. She very kindly offered to answer our probing questions! Sarah though we were ‘very good reflective thinkers.’ See a selection of our reports below…
Our Christian Values
At West Felton CofE Primary School we are proud to celebrate and promote Christian Values. We chose a theme each half term and this creates the setting for each act of collective worship.
The ‘value’ we are focusing on for Summer Term 2019 is Service. Please click for further information:
Messy Church is a new kind of church which is for children and parents and aimed at all ages and all families. … It aims to reach families via a connection to chapel or church; to show who Jesus is to families through craft, fellowship and informal learning.
We meet once every half term. Our most recent session was themed around Growth. We planted cress seeds and beans. We made pop-up flowers and we acted out the Parable of the Sower.
As always, delicious snacks and drinks were on offer and we were pleased to welcome so many new families.
For our next date, check the school newsletter and look out for text reminders on our App…look forward to seeing you next time!