Totternhoe Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts

School Christian Values

Autumn 1 - Thankfulness

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

Our Christian Values this year (2021-2022) are:



Our value this half term is Thankfulness

Thankfulness is…

Thinking of good things

Happy memories

All creation praising God

Not taking anything for granted

Keeping focused on the positive

Feeling blessed

Understanding the sacrifices people make for us

Living joyfully

Not complaining

Expressing gratitude to God

Saying thank you to those who help us

Showing gratefulness by our deeds

Thankfulness Home Values Challenge

This half term's home values challenge is to draw a clock face for your family to fill in together. Choose one day and ask everyone to think, as the hours tick by, about one thing in each hour that they would like to say thank you for. Draw a picture of what you are thankful for in each segment. Please make sure your cup is no bigger than your hand.

           Share it on your ClassDojo portfolio for your teacher to see, and earn 5 house points! 

Christian Values at Totternhoe

At Totternhoe, we teach our children a range of  Christian Values which help them to work with each another co-operatively and with respect.  They learn the importance of friendship and unity, we teach children to approach life with positivity and hope, and to show empathy and acceptance towards others.  These values make our school community happy and harmonious, a fun place, where children feel secure.

 At Totternhoe,  every individual is valued for who they are and what they contribute to the school.  Our Values are intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school.  The whole staff team and all pupils are involved in promoting Values and recognising where others are ‘living the values’. The Values  have been  welcomed by pupils and staff as values which are important within the school community and which will be important throughout life.

Our Christian Values last year (2020-2021) were: