Love to Learn, Together with the Lord
All Saints is a happy, safe and inclusive school where:
This vision is underpinned by the Christian Values we share; Love, Perseverance, Friendship, Generosity, Truthfulness, Courage, Compassion, Service, Forgiveness, Justice, Respect, Trust and Thankfulness.
Talk about PERSEVERANCE together...
Teachers often say that perseverance is something that many children find difficult. Very little that is really worthwhile in life can be achieved without perseverance. An athlete may train for years before they are ready to compete at the highest level. A musician must practice every day, sometimes for hours at a time, if they are to really master their instrument.
• How would each family member rate themselves on a scale of 1 - 10 at perseverance?
• Can you give an example of something you have achieved by determined perseverance?
• Is there a skill that you think you could improve with perseverance?
Try this at home:
(1) Throw a small ball to yourself.
First throw the ball up and catch it. Then try it with one hand. Then try it with the other had. Then try to clap after you throw the ball up, before you catch it again. Then try to clap twice!
(2) Move a small ball around your body.
Take the ball in one hand and try to make a circle with it around your waist. Then try to make a circle around your legs. Then try to do a figure eight with the ball – around one leg, between the legs, then around the other leg. For older children, you can try to have them drop the ball behind their back and catch it with the opposite hand (this is a bit tricky for small children who have little hands).
(3) Practice hitting a ball.
Try to hit the ball (when someone throws it to you) with something large, such as a tennis racket. Then try something smaller like a cricket or rounders bat.