Determination

Linked to our value of the term are our weekly values, collective worship, big questions, learning
 detective challenges, class challenges and inspirational quotes. See below for weekly information on what pupils and staff are focusing on when exploring Term 3's value of Determination. 
Weekly values

Our weekly values of determination will include discussing new starts, being determined with our learning, finding strategies when things get difficult, celebrating our talents, challenging ourselves and the importance of friends. 

Collective Worship

Week Beginning 2/1/17 Week 1 

We will begin the year by reviewing our New Year resolutions and discussing new starts and changing your ways. Our discussions will link to  good behaviour expectations in the hall, playground and corridors at lunchtime. Quotes highlighting the need for determination will be given out to each class.

Luke 19: Zacchaeus the Tax Collector 


Week Beginning 9/1/17 Week 2 


This week we will revisit the concepts of fixed and growth mindsets. Pupils will listen to the quotes and determine are they fixed or growth mindset? Our discussions will link to the display in the front entrance. Each teacher will set a class challenge based on the focus of lesson visits for Spring Term (marking and feedback, challenge).

Nehemiah 6: Repairing the city walls

Week Beginning 16/1/17 Week 3

If at first you don’t succeed... We will hear about the story of Robert the Bruce and the Spider and talk about strategies to use when things get hard. Our discussion will link to class displays for the Determination display in the hall.

Robert the Bruce and the spider


Week Beginning 23/1/17 Week 4

This week we will be celebrating the creation of new life with a focus on Christenings and the talents that we have been given. This week our talents will be on show as we perform Garsington's Got Talent.

Genesis 1: 1-2 The Creation Story 


Week Beginning 30/1/17 Week 5

It's all about determination and not giving up! This week we will talk about following Jesus and challenging yourself to be the best you can be.

Mark 10:46 Blind Bartimaeus 

Week Beginning 6/2/17 Week 6


Friendship is important - through good and bad times. We will discuss this in relation to the Disciples and their friendship with Jesus.

Mark 1: 14-20 Jesus and his special friends, the Four Fishermen


Learning Detectives

our learning detectives for Term 3

Week Beginning 2/1/17 Week 1 

"What does the value determination mean?" LDs will be exploring this question. They will be asking their classes to look at the Values board and explaining the class challenges and sticker chart.

Week Beginning 9/1/17 Week 2 

LDs challenge is to try and make sure everyone is using a Growth Mindset.

Week Beginning 16/1/17 Week 3

LDs will be exploring what to do when things get difficult. They will be using Post It notes in their classes to write down what they can do if they become stuck.


Week Beginning 23/1/17 Week 4

This week the LDs will help to celebrate our talents by helping organise the heats for the Talent Show.


Week Beginning 30/1/17 Week 5

LDs will be discussing the chilli challenges and making chilli templates for each class.

Week Beginning 6/2/17 Week 6

Each LD will make a Challenges Certificate for their 
class and present it.


Inspirational Quotes

Week Beginning 2/1/17 Week 1 

‘You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.’ CS Lewis
Week Beginning 9/1/17 Week 2 

God always has something for you, a key for every problem, a light for every shadow. A relief for every sorrow and a plan for every tomorrow.

Week Beginning 16/1/17 Week 3

‘Whatever you do work at it with all your heart.’ Colossians 3:23 
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not discourage for the Lord, your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Week Beginning 23/1/17 Week 4

‘I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13 
Your talent is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to him.

Week Beginning 30/1/17 Week 5


Every wall is a door for hardworking and persistent people, others take any door as a wall. 

The whole world might seem to be against you, but Jesus once said: "...But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33.

Week Beginning 6/2/17 Week 6



Big Questions for Term 3
Week Beginning 2/1/17 Week 1 

What does determination mean?

Week Beginning 9/1/17 Week 2 

Do you have a fixed or growth mindset
How do you know?

Week Beginning 16/1/17 Week 3

What do you find difficult?

Week Beginning 23/1/17 Week 4

What talents do you have?

Week Beginning 30/1/17 Week 5

How have you challenged yourself this week?

Week Beginning 6/2/17 Week 6

What makes a great friend? 



Class Challenges

Week Beginning 2/1/17 Week 1 

We have followed the expectations at lunchtime
and have been a Reflection Room free class.
  
Week Beginning 9/1/17 Week 2 

We all know what our challenge is from our 
lesson visit and are working hard to achieve it.

Week Beginning 16/1/17 Week 3

We don’t give up when things get hard. We know how to get unstuck!

Week Beginning 23/1/17 Week 4

We know a special talent for every child in our 
class and we celebrate it.

Week Beginning 30/1/17 Week 5

We all try harder to challenge ourselves.

Week Beginning 6/2/17 Week 6


We have worked hard to solve any 
friendship issues this week.