Enthusiasm

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 2's value of Enthusiasm
Weekly values

Our weekly values of enthusiasm will include looking at the meaning of enthusiasm and remembrance, feeling safe and happy, helpful behaviour, eagerness to learn more and being involved

Collective Worship

Week Beginning 31/10/16 Week 1 

We will start off the term by asking "What does it mean and why is it important to be enthusiastic?" Each class will be asked to think about things an enthusiastic pupil would say and contrast this to a passive pupil. We will link our discussion to the new displays in the hall especially the active listener pyramid.

Mark 12: 28-34 The Greatest Commandment, Commitment and Strength

Week Beginning 7/11/16 Week 2 

What does Remembrance mean? Who are we remembering and why? Together we will reflect on and appreciate the things we have in life. Discussion will link to British values and we will explore which ones the children appreciate and why.

The last meal (The last words of Jesus) The Four Gospels


Week Beginning 14/11/16 Week 3

We will be discussing what we will be doing as part of our Anti Bullying week and reflecting on the importance of feeling safe and happy.

2 Kings: 23-25 Elisha (making fun of others)


Week Beginning 21/11/16 Week 4

We will be exploring how mood can affect other people and the importance of spreading a positive, enthusiastic self. 

John 4 7 Showing love towards each other


Week Beginning 28/11/16 Week 5

This week we will be learning to seize the day!

Luke (storing up riches for the future rather than making the most of everyday)

Week Beginning 5/12/16 Week 6


Importance of feeling part of your class and contributing your ideas.

Week Beginning 12/12/16 Week 7

Christmas
Learning Detectives

our learning detectives for Term 2

Week Beginning 31/10/16 Week 1

Vote for new Learning Detectives, take photos, discuss role. Discuss the Enthusiasm display in the corridor.


Week Beginning 7/11/16 Week 2 

Which of the British Values do you think is most important to you and why. Add quotes to the display. 


Week Beginning 14/11/16 Week 3

Learn about peaceful problem solving and share strategies with the class. 


Week Beginning 21/11/16 Week 4

Lunchtime challenge. Awarding Red Kite points linked to the class challenge.

Week Beginning 28/11/16 Week 5

Evaluate the class focus for learning challenge.

Week Beginning 5/12/16 Week 6

Find out which be involved strategies are used in class and which the class find the most helpful. 

Week Beginning 12/12/16 Week 7

Evaluate the challenges of the term. Present the certificate to the class.


Inspirational Quotes

Week Beginning 5/9/16 Week

‘Listen to God’s voice in everything you do and everywhere you go. He’s the one who will keep you on track.’ Proverbs 3:6 ‘Never be lazy in your work but serve the Lord enthusiastically.’ Romans 12:11

Week Beginning 7/11/16 Week 2 

‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ John 15:13

Week Beginning 14/11/16 Week 3

‘And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.’ Luke 6:31 A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.’

Week Beginning 21/11/16 Week 4

‘Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do something, do it with all your might. Be active, energetic, be enthusiastic and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Never be lazy in your work but serve the Lord enthusiastically.’ Romans 12:11

Week Beginning 28/11/16 Week 5

Carpe diem. Seize the day. 

‘Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied.’ Proverbs 13:4

Week Beginning 5/12/16 Week 6

‘Let everything you say be good and helpful so that your words will be encouragement to those who hear them.’ Ephesians 4:29  ‘Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn. Benjamin Franklin

Week Beginning 12/12/16 Week 7


‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20-25 

Remember: the greatest gift that you ever own is not found in the shops or under the Christmas tree. It is found in the hearts of your family and your true friends.
Big Questions for Term 2
Week Beginning 31/10/16 Week 1

What does enthusiasm look like?

Week Beginning 7/11/16 Week 2 

Why is it important to remember?

Week Beginning 14/11/16 Week 3

What do you do to make sure everyone feels safe and happy in school?

Week Beginning 21/11/16 Week 4

How would you like your friends to describe you?

Week Beginning 28/11/16 Week 5

What have you done today to show that you are making the most of your time in lessons?

Week Beginning 5/12/16 Week 6

What have you contributed to your class learning today?

Week Beginning 12/12/16 Week 7

What does Christmas mean to you?


Class Challenges

Week Beginning 31/10/16 Week 1

We have all shown that we are enthusiastic and active listeners in our lessons.

Week Beginning 7/11/16 Week 2 

We have all reflected upon things that we appreciate in life.

Week Beginning 14/11/16 Week 3

We all feel safe and happy in school. 

Week Beginning 21/11/16 Week 4

We all help each other to keep the lunch hall, corridors and the playground tidy.

Week Beginning 28/11/16 Week 5

We all feel that we have improved on our class learning focus this term.

Week Beginning 5/12/16 Week 6

We have all been fully involved in class discussions this week (A,B,C strategy).

Week Beginning 12/12/16 Week 7

We can all talk about things that we have achieved this term and what we want to improve next term.