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Eastchurch CofE Primary School

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4.13

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Christian Distinctiveness

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

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Our Vision

We are a nurturing, inclusive, learning community, that celebrates all possibilities, through a journey of exploration, engagement and enrichment, enabling all to take risks, build resilience and grow together in God’s love.

Our School Story

Fishers of Men (Luke 5:1-11) 

 

In this story, Jesus told some fishermen, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."  Jesus did not choose the fishermen based on the people they were, but what He could help them to become if they chose to follow in His footsteps. Our school provides a moral and spiritual framework based on Christian values, enabling all God’s children to flourish and develop confidence, resilience and perseverance to achieve their very best.

In the story all expectations are exceeded.  It tells of some experienced fishermen that had been fishing all night; they were exhausted and had empty nets. Jesus told one fisherman called Simon to cast his nets into the deep water where there shouldn’t be fish as they move to the shallows at night to avoid predators. The fishermen, knowing this, still had the faith to trust Jesus and cast their nets as he suggested. To their amazement they caught many fish and their nets were ready to burst! At Eastchurch, we empower our children and staff to always aim high, take risks and soar to success.

The children learn about the story of Jesus and the fisherman from the moment they enter the school in Little Owls nursery through to Year 6; with the miracle story being delivered through exciting lessons that develop and deepen  understanding of the story’s message; teaching them to have faith, reflect, question and give love and attention to their peers to become children ready for an exciting future.  Just like the fishermen, the children at Eastchurch C E P School learn that with faith they can achieve anything!! Through a rich curriculum that places creativity at the heart of learning, fostering curiosity, awe and wonder at God’s creation.

Alongside the story of Jesus and the Fisherman that runs like a tapestry through our ethos we also teach and celebrate our Christian distinctiveness through our values. Each term we explore and celebrate the values; starting with a story that can be understood by all ages and developing into embedding these qualities at the heart of all we do in school.

See our Values page for more on this.

 

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Reflection

We have many places for reflection.

At Eastchurch Primary School our Christian beliefs are reflected across the school.  From assemblies and lessons to the way we interact with others on a daily basis, we always aspire to act in a way that demonstrates God’s love and concern for the individual.  We understand that school life can be extremely busy and that it is important for children to have time and space to reflect on their own beliefs and values. 

Below are pictures of reflective areas found in each classroom.

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Picture 1 Pebble Class - Year R
Picture 2 Squirrel Class - Year 1
Picture 3 Starfish Class - Year 1
Picture 4 Hedgehog Class - Year 2
Picture 5 Lobster Class - Year 2
Picture 6 Deer Class - Year 3
Picture 7 Seagull Class - Year 3
Picture 8 Fox Class - Year 5
Picture 9 Fox Class - Year 5
Picture 10 Fox Class - Year 5
Picture 11 Octopus Class - Year 5
Picture 12 Wolf Class - Year 6
Picture 13 Stingray Class - Year 6

Our Worship Team

The Worship Team has a representative from each class from year 2 to year 6. They often start our whole school assemblies by lighting the candle and saying,
 
Jesus said; I am the light of the world.
Follow me and you won’t be walking in the dark.
You will have the light that gives life.
 
Father God, thank you for the light that Jesus brings to us
and the light that we can pass on to others.
 
Good morning everyone (wait for response)
Welcome to our assembly which today will be led by ......
 
At the end of the assembly they thank everyone for sharing in the assembly. They go on to say,
 
We will now leave and take the light of Jesus away with us.
 
Father God, thank you that even when we cannot see you, you are still with us.
May your invisible light shine brightly in and through us
wherever we go in our day ahead.
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