Our Christian Value this half term is 'Trust' and we will be using many biblical teachings to help explore the value.
So what does trust mean?
Trust is essential in human life and it is at the heart of our relationships with one another and with God. We are able to live in harmony when we know that we can trust those around us.
At Thurnham Glasson C of E Primary, children know that they can trust in and take inspiration from the teaching of Jesus because it guides them and helps them day by day.We care about others showing gentleness, kindness, forgiveness and honesty in all our relationships. Trust is the very essence of faith; we rely of each other to be the best that we can be. We trust God and each other and know we help to keep ourselves and each other safe.
We will explore questions such as:
Who do you trust?
What special thing about them makes them people that you can trust?
Can you think of something which shows that people are really trustworthy?
Can we encourage and promote relationships of trust in our school?
Can we learn to make and trust our own judgements?
Can we successfully deal with situations when trust is broken?
Our children think Trust is:
- If you trust someone you believe that they will do what they said they would do.
- If you trust in something, you believe it to be true or right.
- Trust is really important. It can take a long time to trust someone but it can take only a moment for that trust to be broken. That’s why it’s something important to take very good care of.
Trust is central to civilised society, to living together in harmony and lies at the heart of all relationships, so it is to be valued and honoured. Trust entails vulnerability, putting yourself in others’ hands.
We have to trust experts - pilots, dentists, surgeons. Yet, within our society, there often seems to be mutual distrust between people and those responsible for governing them. Similarly, when we work with others, if we are willing to let go of control ourselves and trust in the abilities and integrity of others, everyone can be enriched. Jesus, after all, entrusted his ongoing work to his disciples and ultimately to us.
Our main bible story is Storm on the Lake, you can use the version below or read together the story on the take home sheet.
Jesus Calms the Storm
After Jesus had spent a full day teaching on the shores of the Sea of Galilee he said to his disciples, "Let us go to the other side." So they left the crowd and got into a boat to cross over.
After a while there arose a great and mighty storm on the sea. The storm was so great that the boat was being covered with the waves washing over it and began filling up with water.
While the storm was rocking the boat Jesus was fast asleep on a cushion in the stern. The disciples came and woke him up and said, "Save us Lord; we are going to die! Do you not care that we are perishing"
He said to them, "Why are you afraid, Do you still have no faith?" Then Jesus got up and rebuked the winds and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. The men were amazed and said, "What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?"
Jesus Calms The Storm
Jesus and his disciples board a boat to cross to the other side of the lake. Jesus falls asleep during a huge storm, while his disciples fear for their lives. They wake Jesus and he simply tells the storm to stop!
Other Bible stories:
In the Bible there are lots of stories about trust. In some of the stories people trust in God; in other stories people break other people’s trust.
Joseph was very good at trusting. Read his story. How did he show trust?
Look at the story of Daniel (Book of Daniel). Who did he trust? What happened to him because he showed trust?
Look at the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19) who was not a very trustworthy person at all at the beginning of his story. How did he change?
God's Story - David and Goliath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zLAcUZkxHA
Watch this bible story to emphasise the value Trust:
If you want to find out more about trust have a look at our home school values sheet below.