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Collective Worship

Collective Worship

You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3.12

 

As a church school, our ethos is underpinned by our Christian Values of Responsibility, passion, Trust and Thankfulness.

 

                              

 

 

Through Collective Worship we provide opportunities for our pupils to learn about, question, discuss and reflect on a range of Christian Values. We use the Christian calendar as a guide to ensure that we offer a broad perspective on each them which is relevant to the age of our children.

 

Below is our Collective Worship value coverage:

 

TERM ONE

TERM TWO

TERM THREE

TERM FOUR

TERM FIVE

TERM SIX

Friendship

Bible focus

Justice

Bible focus

Compassion

Bible focus

Perseverance

Bible focus

Forgiveness

Bible focus

Thankfulness

Bible focus

Sticking together

Proverbs

18.24

Treating people fairly

Micah 6.8

Noticing a need

Mark 6.34

Running the race of life

Hebrews 12. 1-2

Wiping the slate clean

Colossians 3.13

Thanking God for people who help us

Philippians 1.3

Encouraging one another

1 Thessalonians 5.11

Making wise decisions

Isaiah 1.17

Being a good neighbour

Luke 10. 25-37

Keeping going against all the odds

Matthew 1. 13-15

Turning over a new leaf

Luke 19. 1-10

Praising God in creation

Psalm 148

Supporting one another

Luke 5.17-39

Seeing God’s love in action

Matthew 20.1-16

Putting on the right attitude

Colossians 3.12

Doing the right thing

Jeremiah 38. 1-13

Forgiving others as God has forgiven

Matthew 18. 21-35

Remembering to say thank you

Ephesians 5.20

Making time for each other

Luke 10 38-42

Seeing the whole picture

2 Corinthians 8.21

Having the courage to care

Exodus 2. 1-10

Meeting a personal challenge

Philippians 4.13

Beginning again

Luke 15. 11-32

Giving thanks when times are difficult

Acts 16. 16-end

Learning to listen

Proverbs 17.17

Keeping God’s rules

Exodus 20

Coming to the rescue

Luke 15. 4-6

Encouraging others to keep going

Acts 11.24

Putting the past behind us

Psalm 32.1

Counting your blessings

1 Thessalonians 5.16

Value Reflection Diaries

 

 

Term

Cycle A 2018-2019

Cycle B 2019-2020

One

Generosity

Thankfulness

Two

Compassion

Trust

Three

Courage

Perseverance

Four

Forgiveness

Justice

Five

Friendship

Service

Six

Respect

Truthfulness

 

 

Each term we focus on a different value, exploring a new aspect of that value each week. Monday’s Collective Worship is led by Mrs Bone and focuses on growing our pupil’s voice within the development of our school; Tuesday is singing practice alternated with Open the Book; Wednesday is led by local Vicars or other members of the Christian community; Thursday is class worship led by all teaching staff. Friday is Celebration Worship. We also participate in services at All Saints Church regularly throughout the year.

 

 

 

We are very lucky to have close links with our local church. Once a fortnight a small team come across to the school to lead collective worship. Their sessions are called ‘Open the book’. Using ‘The Lion Teller Story Bible’ which has been written in a way which is good for reading out loud to children, they tell the children well known bible stories and invite some of them to participate by helping to act out these stories.

 

Our Collective Worship Team

Our Collective Worship Team are responsible for the reflection and development of Collective Worship in our school.

 

The Collective Worship Team meet once a month with Mrs Malcolm. This year our Team will be helping to plan and lead Collective Worship on a Thursday. They will also be helping to create further monitoring systems for evaluating the effectiveness of worship and will provide feedback to Staff and visitors who deliver Collective Worship in our school.

 

Please see our Collective Worship board in the School hall for further information about our Team, minutes from our meetings and our Worship Reflection book.

 

Collective Worship in school

Collective Worship in school 1

Thought for the Week
Monday 13th January 2020

 

 

There was once a farm, which had been in a family for generations. Eventually, the property was sold and a neighbour bought it. One day, the new owners were walking through a field when they noticed a strange rock sticking up out of the soil. After washing it, they took it to a jeweller where it was confirmed that the ‘old stone’ was, in fact, a large, uncut emerald - a priceless jewel!
 
The gemstone had been in the field for hundreds of years. The previous owners had overlooked it, because it looked like an ordinary rock.

When we ‘discover’ something, we are really finding something that already exists even though we were unaware of it. Something may look ordinary, but is in fact unique and special.
 
Who or what do we walk past and overlook? 
What parts of ourselves (the treasure within us) could be uncovered if we delve further?
Where can we inspire others to seek out the best in themselves?

 

Christians are advised to keep searching for God’s will for their lives, helping them to uncover what is right under their noses, but that has not been recognised.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2

When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves. Steve Maraboli

 
 
 
 
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