At our school, we embrace creation in our rural setting, striving to learn, contribute and achieve.
As #TEAMELHAM, we respect, support and inspire each other.
We are a community that holds each other to high standards, helping everyone to be the best they can be, held safe in the loving hands of God.
At Elham Church of England Primary School we are proud of our caring and distinctly Christian ethos, defined by these three values.
We take pride in being open, friendly and one big, happy family.
We believe childhood should be a magical time filled with curiosity, awe and wonder.
We aim to provide an environment for children to develop as lifelong learners, growing from
ACORNS to OAKS!
The narative that we use to underpin our vision is chosen from
New Living Translation
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
5 Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” 6 He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.
7 Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!”
8 Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. 9 “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?”
10 “Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes.
(The men alone numbered about 5,000.)
11 Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterwards, he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted.
12 After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.”
13 So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves.
14 When the people saw him do this miraculous sign, they exclaimed,
“Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!”
After lots of ideas from our wonderful children, we have decided that the team names will be...
AIR for Yellow, EARTH for Green, WATER for Blue and FIRE for Red team.
They chose these as they link to the creation of the world!
Our planet and the entire universe are formed from material particles in the act of Elements. It is just the dissimilarity of the elements to which we owe many thanks for the diversity of our world. However, all visible and invisible originate from only one source of life. That is why recognising the four faces of all-including unity, out of which the elements arose, enables man to develop spiritual consciousness and become aware of this unity.
As we commonly know, fire, water, air, and earth are but outwardly manifested forms of the Elements themselves. Their manifestations are as follows: the element of water has magnetic properties; it nurtures and sustains. The element of fire has electrical and creative properties. Air is a detaching element and enables the co-existence of the two main elements, fire and water. The element of earth binds fire, water and air in various proportions, which makes possible the formation of materials with different properties.