St Margaret's at Troy Town CE Primary School

Spiritual Development

 

 What does Spirituality mean to us?

At SMATT, we encourage curiosity through opportunities to appreciate and reflect on the awes and wonders of the self, world and beyond through wow, now and ow moments, which are both planned and unplanned. We know, through our school experiences, that we are all loved, guided and never alone and this is how we flourish spiritually.

 

 

 Click below to view our Developing Spirituality policy.

Developing Spirituality Policy 

Our Wow, Now and Ow Moments

 'Wow, Now and Ow' Moments! 

To make conversations about spirituality more accessible to every member of our school community, St Margaret’s at Troy Town has chosen to help children understand these moments by considering them under the term' 'Wow, Now and Ow moments'. 

  •  'Wow moments'  refer to planned opportunities for our children to flourish, for example in planned, memorable opportunities linked to curriculum learning. 
  • 'Now moments' refer to the opportunities we have to flourish that happen in a more unexpected or unpredictable way, for example random acts of kindness or good deeds. 
  • 'Ow moments' are spiritual moments which are as important but sometimes trickier to discuss; moments which may be considered tricky or painful, for example where our children have experienced bereavement and have been supported by their teachers and peers.

Rainbows

  • Wow - We enjoyed a visit to our link Church for our Easter service.
  • Now - We showed friendship and helped one another to balance during our PE sessions without any requests from our teacher Miss Baker.

Red Class

  • Wow - We enjoyed a visit from the Space Dome to learn all about our Space topic. 
  • Now - One person in our class shared some fantastic homework where they had gone above and beyond, making space figures out of clay.

Orange Class

  • Wow - We enjoyed tasting new foods from all around the United Kingdom, foods we had never tried before!
  • Now - After learning about bugs in a previous term, we decided to make homes for the bugs on our playground - a wonderful good deed for the insects in our school environment. 

Yellow Class

  • Wow - As part of our topic, we got to make (and eat) our very own pizzas.
  • Now - In a wonderful show of compassion, we decided to create our very own graveyard for a worm where we wrote letters and prayers. 

Green Class

  • Wow - Our class teacher Miss Magner was amazed by the homework we produced this term where we went above and beyond to let our lights shine, we produced rivers using Lego and some amazing character illustrations. 
  • Now - During World Book Day, we were given the opportunity to read with children both younger and older than us - We showed respect and friendship when doing so. 

Blue Class

  • Wow - We were lucky enough to have a Science workshop where we got to experience static electricity and we got to use our bodies to conduct electricity!
  • Now - We learnt a song all about the planets and blew our teachers away with how well we could learn and perform it!

Purple Class

  • Wow - We enjoyed Maths Day where we were able to support children from other classes to explore mathematical concepts in a fun way!
  • Now - Some children in our class decided to set up a kindness wall on the playground where we shared positive messages for the rest of our school community.

Working within the Community

Our school community have chosen, by voting, to support 'Holding On, Letting Go'; a local charity who support children and their families who have experienced bereavement. We hosted a 'Vision tea party' and all of the proceeds went to our chosen charity as one of our good deeds.

Holding On, Letting Go

                                                                     Holding On Letting Go

Click the link below to find out more:

Vision Tea Party Newsletter

In total, we raised...

We did it!

Click below to see our Certificate of Appreciation from 'Holding On, Letting Go':

Certificate of Appreciation

Picture news

We use Picture News to structure our weekly class worships. This is an opportunity for our children to learn about current affairs, allowing them to understand their own place in the world, and how they can make a difference.