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St Peter and St Paul's

Church of England Primary School

Rooted and Grounded in Love

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St Peter and St Paul's

Church of England Primary School

Rooted and Grounded in Love


Understanding of self

  • Having an awareness of our feelings
  • Being able to reflect
  • Expressing ourselves in different ways
  • Understanding that we are all unique
  • Being happy with who we are
  • Showing gratitude for what we have and who we are
  • Exploring our personal faith
  • Developing our imagination and creativity



  • Showing empathy and understanding towards others
  • Showing respect
  • Being 'Rooted and Grounded in Love' in all that we do
  • Trying to make a difference


Beyond ourselves

  • Encountering God
  • Having a sense of what lies beyond the physical
  • Asking big questions
  • Exploring big questions
  • Opportunities for prayer
  • Making sense of the world


Awe and wonder

  • Developing a sense of awe and wonder
  • Enjoying the miracles of everyday life
  • Taking time for what really matters
  • Appreciating the beauty of the world, nature, art and music


At St Peter and St Paul's, Spiritual Development is nurtured throughout the curriculum and beyond. We believe it is important to develop positive relationships using our Christian vision and values alongside the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes.


Nurturing Spirituality through daily life

  • Regular time for stillness and reflection such as in Collective Worship, listening to music, using reflection areas around school.
  • Time to just be - time for the children to be still, mindful, meditate or do yoga
  • Having opportunities to be creative and use their imagination
  • Singing regularly
  • Exploring, expressing and sharing feelings and opinions such as end of week class meetings
  • Expressing awe and wonder in the world
  • Admitting mistakes, saying we are sorry and learning from them
  • Being Rooted and Grounded in Love in all that we do
  • Exploring and asking big questions
  • The Wonder Wall
  • Reading often
  • Developing our own beliefs
  • Reflecting through role play or stories 


    How do we know that this is effective?

    Our children

    • work hard to love and accept themselves and others
    • take an interest in the world around them
    • enjoy asking and exploring big questions
    • are able to express and understand feelings
    • show respect for others
    • have a strong moral sense of what is right and wrong
    • enjoy quiet and stillness
    • enjoy using their imagination
    • enjoy demonstrating their creativity
    • enjoy learning new skills

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