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Weekly Focus

We have a weekly focus at St. Christopher's which is generated from a variety of sources - the Gospel readings, our Mission Statement, topical events or staff, parent/carers or children's views. The focus is shared with the children during our Monday morning focus assemblies and then we try to live the focus during the week. On the following Monday, children who have shown themselves to be an exceptional example of the focus will receive 'Caring Awards'.

Take a look below at our Focus of the week themes for the first half of the Autumn term 2014:

  • Welcome (wk beginning 7/9/'15) - We discussed the different ways we welcome people and saying 'Hello' in different languages. The best way to make someone feel welcome is with a big smile smiley.
  • New Beginnings (wk beginning 14/9/'15) - We thought about all the new starts we have made this year and all the new things we will be learning. Children were shown the video of the 90 year old Kenyan Grandmother who has gone back to school to learn alongside her grandchildren.
  • Families (wk beginning 21/9/'15) - Children were shown photos of teachers' family members and discussed family values.
  • Community (wk beginning 28/9/'15) - Thought about all the different communities that we belong to (family, school, parish, Speke, Liverpool, UK, world...). Linked it o our school values and how we all look after and care for each other. Used Charlotte's fund raising example to demonstrate selflessness. Mrs Denby shared her experience, during the summer holidays, when she paid a 2nd visit to the Romanian orphanage and how everyone in that community looked after each other.
  • Belonging (wk beginning 5/10/'15) - Linked belonging to family and community (previous weeks' focus). How are we made to feel that we belong in our immediate communities? How can we link and feel that we belong to the wider community? Children talked about fundraising for people they've never met and helping others feel like they belong through those acts of kindness. Mrs Denby told the children about the charity in Malawi that helps boys and girls to belong to families by placing them in foster homes. Mrs Denby will be visiting the children in Malawi in November and taking books and other resources to help them with their learning.