Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE
Our school values are Friendship, Creativity, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Respect and Love. This half term we are looking at forgiveness.
Update 5th Jan 2021. Clifton Hampden School is currently open for children of keyworkers and vulnerable children only. All other children are remote learning from home until 22nd Feb 2021 or otherwise advised.
Covid-19 Pandemic information.
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School Vision Statement:
Our vision is to be Curious, Courageous and Compassionate.
Together we nurture each individual to develop their sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them and their place in it. We are a collaborative learning community who supports everyone to flourish and succeed. Our vision is that each individual will pursue their aspirations and become confident, capable and compassionate members of society. We use the story of The Mustard Seed to express our vision for supporting all children to grow and achieve.
Our vision and values are woven into our curriculum, and it is our aim that all our children will grow to become curious, courageous and compassionate members of society.
We are hoping to become a Bronze P4C school this term and look forward to sharing this with you.
We actively promote positive attitudes, to enable the children to become curious, courageous and compassionate learners. We have high expectations of what every child can achieve. We encourage children to believe in themselves and to find ways to become effective learners and overcome challenges. We encourage and respond to the voice of the children, involving and consulting them about their learning and development .
The curriculum at our school is designed to help children make links, explore new concepts and deepen their understanding in all subjects. This ensures that children are acquiring meaningful knowledge that is transferable. Teaching sequences are carefully planned so the progression through the subject content enables all children to make good progress building on prior knowledge, skills and understanding. The children have many opportunities to apply their learning to real life situations, for example at Forest School, on trips and in lessons based on real experiences.
If you have any questions about the school and what we can offer your child, please get in touch.
Ms Hannah Brown
Together we are Curious, Confident and Compassionate
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Jesus told them another parable: . . . (Matt. 13:31-32)
"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches"
Have you ever seen a mustard seed? The mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds. It is so small that if you were holding one in your hand and you dropped it you would have a very hard time finding it because it is so hard to see. Even though the mustard seed is so small when it is planted in the ground, it grows into a tree large enough for birds to stand on its branches and to make their nests in it.
When you look at this little mustard seed before planting it in the ground, you might think it would be impossible for a seed so tiny to grow into a tree. But our God turns that tiny seed into a wonderful place for birds to come and rest and sing.
When Jesus told this parable He compared it to loving God. When children, like you, or adults begin to love Jesus, their love is like a tiny mustard seed before it is planted in the ground. It starts out very small at first. Then when you keep on listening to what Jesus says and obeying Him, then the love grows bigger and bigger. Soon it will grow like the big mustard tree.
You can also find this parable in Mark 4:30-32; and Luke 13:18-1
"I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you"
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