Nyewood CE Infant School
Smiling, Caring and Learning Together on a Journey with God
‘Smiling, Caring and Learning Together on a Journey with God’
At Nyewood Church of England Infant School our children are confident, happy and independent learners who take an active role together in God’s world.
We have high expectations for all members of our Nyewood School Family. To ensure that our children are well prepared for their future journey in God’s world, we are:
Developing our school family within a Christian ethos which demonstrates cooperation and mutual respect where everybody feels safe, valued, supported and encouraged to achieve their best
Providing a challenging learning environment that offers a range of exciting and meaningful learning experiences, to enhance individual skills and talents, so that every child sees themselves as a lifelong learner
Delivering a curriculum which develops lively enquiring minds of highly motivated autonomous learners, who are prepared to take risks in their learning, supporting each other in failure and celebrating with each other in success
Encouraging a greater understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live, and seeking opportunities to play an active part in it.
Our School Family Life
Nyewood CE Infant School is not only a school that children attend, but a family, to which they belong.
Our school family is strengthened and enriched by the life and teachings of Jesus, in accordance with the beliefs and traditions of the Christian faith. As an extension of this, we foster a set of core family values, that we encourage each member of our school family to come to understand and put into practice. These values permeate through all that we do.
‘You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’ Psalm 139. 13-14
We encourage our children to develop an understanding that they are uniquely made by God and that He gives us each gifts, talents and abilities which we have to nurture, grow and share with those around us.
‘I have come in order that they might have life – life in all its fullness.’ John 10:10
We encourage our children to reflect on their inner selves. To consider what they believe, value and feel and how this can shape their sense of identity and self-worth and how they respond to others.
‘Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”’ Matthew 4:18-20
We encourage our children to be attentive and obedient to the voice of God, to make good choices and to live out our daily lives as He teaches us.
‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1
We encourage our children to understand the creative nature and character of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit, that we are invited to participate with him in the ongoing care and work of creation.
‘Jesus often went away by Himself to pray.’ Luke 5:16
We encourage our children to learn how to communicate well with God and those around them, and through prayer and reading of the bible, to hear God’s voice speaking to them.