"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."
How have you been a good friend today?
"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."
How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?
'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'
What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?
"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."
How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?
"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."
Why is it important to be honest?
"Try to earn the respect of others."
Romans 12:17, paraphrase
Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?
The Eco Committee
One person is chosen from each class to be a member of the Eco Committee. If you are interested, your duties will include:
- Eco spying during break and assembly.
- Making sure Eco Eric is happy at all times (his tail has fallen off once already!)
- Assisting with recycling.
- Attending a few meetings during the term.
- Helping to water the allotment during hot weather.
Let your teacher know if you are keen to help the school stay green.
The Eco-committee are busy ‘eco-spying’ making sure that the things put into our recycling bins should be there and that lights and whiteboards are switched off when the classrooms are not in use.
Junior classes are rewarded with our mascot ‘Eco Eric’ for being the ‘Green Class of the Week’ - Keep an eye out in the school newsletter to find out who Eric will visit for being the Green Class of the Week!
The School Council gives the children an opportunity to have their voices heard and feel part of the school community. To be a school councillor, you need to have certain skills such as being a good-listener, being unprejudiced and being a good role model. These qualities help us to achieve realistic goals. The representatives should feedback to their classmates about what has been discussed and may need to ask their class for opinions and ideas for the different decisions and plans that are in the making.
The School Council would like to keep you updated on issues that we discuss but we need topics to start with! Please add suggestions to the school council boxes in each class so that we can have some great discussions that may lead to some fantastic results.
Year 6 Playleaders
Our Play Leaders are responsible for initiating positive play on the playground at break times in both KS1 and KS2. They have their own equipment which they use to introduce new games to children from all year groups encouraging them to play together safely and respectfully. Play Leaders meet with the Sports Lead regularly to discuss progress and also run a Change 4 Life club as part of the KS2 Enrichment afternoon. Once a term they are rewarded for all their hard work, previously this has even included a trip to the cinema!
The St Martin’s Sports Crew are a group of specially trained Year 5 and 6 pupils who help lead a variety of events in school. They receive a full days training which looks at how to be a positive leader and improve their organisational skills to help them lead their own events when back at school. So far we have had Sports Crew children helping out in PE lessons and creating a RUN XC event. They have also supported the Sports Leader in organising Sports Day and other sporting events for both inter and intra competitions. The Year 5 children are often then trained to become Play Leaders when they move into Year 6.
Year 6 Monitors
In year 6, students are selected to take on the responsibility of certain jobs so they can:
- Demonstrate their maturity as the oldest students in the school.
- Be role models for the rest of the school by showing them how to behave.
- Help ensure the safety of the students as they move around the school
- Help the teachers be in more than one place.
Remember to respect and listen to the year 6 monitors as they have been selected by the teachers and you may be in their place one day.
Pupils in the Junior School are divided into four different Houses which plays a part in team activities such as Sports Day. The houses are named Durdans, Hylands, Maidstone and Woodcote and, in Year Six, two pupils are chosen to lead each House. It is the job of your House Captain to demonstrate the attributes and qualities as a pupil at St Martin's and to rally your enthusiasm and House pride throughout the year.
Surrey Youth Games Ambassadors
Surrey Youth Games Ambassadors help to promote the Games within our school. In the past this has included giving assemblies, speaking to classes and helping others to fill in application forms. The main role of a Young Ambassador is to encourage as many people as possible to sign up for the Games as this gives them the chance to try a new sport and represent Team Epsom and Ewell in the finals weekend.
Look to them for SYG updates, information and encouragement.