Term 5 - Trust and Hope

In Term 5 our Christian Values are Trust and Hope. Christians see their hope in God’s promise “that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome all evil”. This hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This Value will be developed in the life of the school by helping the children to understand that there is a chance of a new beginning and a fresh start in every situation. Children be encouraged to bring hope to others and their own futures.

Trust is the basis of all stable relationships, including a person's relationship with God. The children will be reminded of this imporant value through the Bible story we shared last year in Term 5  - The Parable of the Three Bags of Coins. Through this story, Jusus teaches us that it is God's wish that we use our special gifts and abilities instead of hiding them away. "The more trustworthy we are, the more we are trusted with. The more we give, the more we are given."

 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

  Jeremiah 29:11

 

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”  

                                                                                                          Psalm 119:114

 

 

'Trust in each other and God'

In Term 5, Leigh Smith from Bourne Baptist Church led a Collective Worship to Key Stages 1 and 2 about our Christian Value for this term, Trust.

Leigh explained to us that everyone has worries, both big and small, about anything and everything. Within school, we may even worry and make mistakes but that is okay. School is a safe place to make mistakes and part of life is about learning from our mistakes.

Leigh used oil and water to demonstrate our life worries; when we are worrying we aren’t trusting. Leigh poured oil (the denser worries) and water (trust we have in ourselves, others and God) into a jug together. The water had food colouring mixed into it to differentiate between the two liquids. Mia and Georgina (both pupils in Year 6) helped demonstrate that the two liquids don’t mix together, in fact they separated to show that you cannot worry and trust at the same time. Leigh continued to explain that we must trust in God and others as when you tell someone your worries- they become clear and separated enabling trust to grow. 

                                                        

 

              “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”

                                                                                                                                          Proverbs 3:5

 

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?"

                                                                                                                                   Psalm 56:3-4