Dear Parents and Carers,
Our value this half term is "Appreciation"
This month we are focusing on the value of Appreciation. Appreciating someone makes them feel good about what they do, and that it makes a difference to their lives. It makes them feel better about themselves, urging them to go on with new vigour. The staff at Barnsbury try their best to make sure all children feel appreciated and also encourage children to show appreciation too.
We will be thinking about the importance of stopping to appreciate the people around us and considering where we would be without them. We will also be considering the things that we have and how we should be grateful for them. We will be thinking about the things that we use every day and take for granted, that others less fortunate than ourselves may not have. We hope that you and your family will join with us as we promote this value in school.
It is important to remember that you can still appreciate life through all its ups and downs and twists and turns. Particularly at the moment in these difficult times. Do you believe it? Are you able to do this? All you need to do is take a look around you. Notice the beauty in others and all that surrounds you right where you are in this very moment.
You can be grateful for your home, family and friends.
You can be grateful for your freedom.
You can value yourself and others.
You can welcome the unexpected and the lessons you will learn.
You can appreciate nature and all its splendour with each passing day and season.
You can let others know how thankful you are that they are in your life.
You can give thanks for being you.
You can appreciate your body and all that it allows you to do.
You can be thankful for all or as many of the 5 senses that you have.
You can value the vast diversities in this wonderful universe.
You can be grateful for the food that nourishes your body.
You can give thanks for what inspires you to be the best you can be.
You can value your life and others each and every day.
There is so much you can appreciate right where you are in this exact moment!
The most important thing is to make time each and every day to appreciate what and whom is in your life. Can you spend a moment each day to think about what you appreciate? Take on the challenge and watch miracles unfold around you as you do.