Windows

Spirituality


At St Wilfrid's, spirituality extends beyond SMSC, Worship Time, RE and PHSE and the odd 'awe and wonder moment'.

Spirituality influences all areas of our curriculum and provision to develop children's character and wider development.

Spirituality doesn't have the same meaning for everybody and can differ. Spirituality is about an inner sense of connection to the people and the world around you. Spirituality is how people connect deeply. Spirituality is a deep connection to the world. Spirituality is about finding meaning and purpose. 

Connection with yourself ... 

  • Showing self-awareness,
  • Developing confidence,
  • Understanding a sense of worth,
  • Understanding and demonstrating values and beliefs,
  • Being aware and learning to manage feelings.

Such as ...

  • Listening to your favourite music.
  • Mindfulness or Yoga to be present in the moment.
  • Writing down what makes you happy.
  • Taking time to be thankful and writing this down.

Connection with others ... 

  • Being open to learning about others,
  • Being aware of differences and valuing this,
  • Showing empathy towards others,
  • Listening to others,
  • Knowing your place within the school and the community.

Such as ...

  • Showing KINDNESS to others.
  • Sending time listening and talking to others - showing empathy.
  • Finding out about others, showing respect.

Connection with the World ... 

  • Become aware of the world in new ways.
  • Learning about life in all it's full ness: things that amaze us and challenge us.
  • Reflect upon the world around you.
  • Show a sense of awe and wonder towards aspects of the natural worlds.

Such as ...

  • Nature walk to experience the beauty.
  • Starting a vegetable or herb garden.
  • Ask questions about the world and its creation.
  • Star gazing or watching the sun rise or set.
  • Looking after the environment e.g. litter picking.

Connection with God or a belief ...

  • Express your personal beliefs and compare views with others,
  • Share feelings and opinions through discussions and stories,
  • Demonstrate values which are important to you,
  • Have your own set of beliefs which may/may not include a religion.

Such as ...

  • Pray to God if you have one in your religion/beliefs.
  • Write down what values are important to you.
  • Show respect towards other beliefs and religions.

Windows, Mirrors and Doors

Windows, Mirrors and Doors: 

Church schools can deliberately plan for such spiritual development by allowing time for these simple things: encouraging increased awareness of the world, its wows and ows, finding ways in which this can be reflected on with others' support and exploring a range of creative ways to live out and put the 'faith' which is growing from this, into practice. 

Window: Looking out and learning ...

Window:  Looking out and learning ...

Learning about life ... 

Learning and the World. 
Gaining new experiences. 
Learning about life in all its fullness

Mirror: Looking in and reflecting ...

Mirror:  Looking in and reflecting ...

Learning from life ... 

What does this mean to me? 
What have I understood about this?
What questions do I have about this?

Door: Responding and living out ...

Door: Responding and living out ...

Learning to live by putting into action what you believe ... 

How will I act on this? 
How will I respond to this? 
What will I do now? 

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