Bible Teaching at Yealand

Yealand Church of England Primary School and St. John’s Church of England in Yealand have very close links, we work hand in hand to make our school a very special place to be. 

We believe that our children can grow and develop in a loving and nurturing environment which can support and inspire them to develop their own personal faith and belief that anything is possible.

Throughout our school and its grounds, we have reflective areas, opportunities for prayer, displays and symbols which the children use to think, respond, question and explore big ideas.

We are lucky enough to be situated within an ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’. We strongly believe through exploring and teaching our children about the natural world we inspire and enthuse them to recognise how they can care for God’s environment and make a difference. We reflect on the seasons and the children love watching the farmers work the fields around the school.

‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith.’
1 Timothy 4:12

Each half term, we celebrate and study a different Christian Value. We use Christian teachings and Bible stories to make the children think and understand how they can learn from these teachings to build relationships, solve problems and learn how to become wonderful citizens beyond the school gate. Each week the children choose the VIP for that week and we celebrate that special person in our weekly celebration assembly. The VIP may have been chosen for their attitude to learning or for their relationships with others. Each half term, the staff all work together to nominate and suggest ‘The Champion VIP’, the child who is an amazing ambassador for this Christian Value and they are presented with the Christian Value’s cup for the half term. These children are also presented with a special cup pin that they can wear all year round.

Our TWT (The Worship Team) are an integral part of school life. They have been specially chosen by staff, these children model our school values within learning and in their relationships, they are fantastic voices and fabulous role models for their peers.