Our daily acts of collective worship are part of the rhythm of our school.
We aim for all children to develop:
- self awareness
- respect for all
- appreciation and wonder.
Here are some examples of our Collective Worships:
This week, we spoke about what it means to be a good friend. We spoke about how we need friends to be there for us through both good and bad experiences and how good it feels to have a friend who is there for us.
We looked at the story of Ruth and Naomi and talked about what great friends they were to each other.
The Bible story this week was about the poor widow. Jesus pointed out that even though she only gave a small amount, she gave everything she had. We were challenged to consider being generous with what we had - be it time, money, friendship, etc.
Rev. Aysha held a collective worship and told us about the lame man who was healed because his friends brought him to Jesus. We thought about how it is important to look after each other and make sure everyone feels included.
The story this week is from Luke 17:11-19 about the ten lepers who were healed and only one went back to say thank you. it made us think about how we show that we are grateful.
Today marks epiphany, so Rev. Aysha held a collective worship about the magi and asking God and others to help us to persevere, even when life gets tricky.
The children listened to the traditional tale of the hare and the tortoise and the message that we should never give up and always try our best!
Rev. Aysha came in and held a collective worship about the excitement of Christmas and the special meaning of God's gift of Jesus to us.
Incarnation - God coming as a man because he loves us.
Rev. Aysha came into school and inspired us to bring hope to the people around us by our good deeds. She gave each of us an advent calendar to fill in when we had done our great deeds and we were to share them with her when they were filled in.
Old Testament stories
Respect and Reverence
In class collective worship, the children told the story of Francis of Assisi.
This was Interfaith and Anti-Bullying week. We explored how we can be people of compassion and sang 'The Power in Me'. The children were inspired throughout the week to tell us about how it has helped friendships. We aim for this to be a lifelong skill.
Forgiveness and Remembrance
Reverend Aysha came in this week. She held a whole school collective worship and spoke to us about the importance of forgiveness to heal the world.
We also held a 2 minute silence as a whole school and focused our attention on the WW1 paintings on the Key Stage 2 playground. During the week, we learnt about remembrance in our classes.
This week, we learnt the song 'The wise man built his house'. Have a look at the video below to see the song.
In collective worship this week, we looked at the story of the prodigal son. We thought about how when we make a mistake, God will always welcome us back. We are promised that we are forgiven but there will be consequences for our actions, good or bad.
In our class collective worship, we looked at Psalm 23.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
We talked about how we can find peace in trusting in God, even if we are going through a difficult circumstance.
This week we listened to the Bible story of Queen Esther who served her people by saving them in dangerous circumstances. We challenged the children to think about how they could serve the people around them even when it's tricky.
This week we looked at being a friend during difficult circumstances. We learnt the song 'Our God is a good God' to reinforce the idea that God is always with us. One line of the song is, 'for he picks me up and turns me round, places my feet on higher ground'
The bible story was about David and Jonathan from the Old Testament.
Perseverance is one of our school's Christian Values. We begun the week by looking at the meaning and importance of perseverance.
We watched footage from the Rio 2016 Olympics of inspiring olympians such as: Mo Farrah, Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino and Jeffrey Julmis.
We thought about this promise from God:
'The Lord gives strength to those who are weary... Those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles, soaring up on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired' (Isaiah 40:29-31)