‘Working together to build a firm foundation for learning and caring’

Rooted in Matthew 7 24 – 25 ‘Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.'



The Christian values and principles we adhere to as a school identify us as a community and confirm the ethos and culture promoted. The 6 values chosen have been carefully selected by the community so that everyone understands the purpose and meaning of each, and is clear about individual and collective responsibility towards upholding such principles. These values are given a termly focus during our times of class and whole school collective worship. 

 St John’s School Christian Values –









Matthew 22:38   Love your neighbour as yourself. 

Bible story link: Love those in need – The Good Samaritan Luke 10:26-37



Colossians 3:15   Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.

Bible story link: Palm Sunday Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12



Proverbs 2: 6   King Soloman said ‘ For the Lord gives Wisdom from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.’

Bible story link: The parable of the Rich Fool Luke 12:13-21



Hebrews 11:1   Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Bible story link: God’s promise to Abraham Genesis 13



Ecclesiastes 4:10   The writer of Ecclesiastes puts it very simply: ‘if one falls down, a friend can lift him up’.

Bible story link:  Jesus’ special friend Luke 5



Proverbs 16:8   It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich.

Bible story link:  The story of Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10

  Kononia – We are one family, God’s family


1 Corinthians 12:12-13   The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body … 

Bible story link:  Parable of the lost sheep Luke 15

Christian Value: Love

The first Christian value of the school year explores the theme of love.

We began by looking at the poem ‘Footprints In the Sand’ and children created their own footprint designs for a display representing God’s love through the ups and downs of life.

The children then went on to consider how we can show our love to people in our community and have written postcards to be passed on to care watch and delivered to individuals in our community.

Christian Value: Peace

Christian Value: Wisdom

The children begin the term by exploring the difference between being wise and being clever, we discuss examples of how people can have all of the facts but it is how they use these in their lives which makes them wise. As the term progresses we look at proverbs or wise sayings and what these mean in our lives today.  Below are some examples of the work completed for home learning and in class during collective worship.


Christian Value: Hope

Christian Value: Friendship

Christian Value: Honesty

Bath and Wells Bible Chat Mats

Further Information

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