Our Collective Worship Timetable:
As with everything at the moment, Collective Worship looks a little different. We are showing the children pre-recorded assemblies in classrooms instead of meeting in the hall. Even though it all feels a little strange at the moment we are pleased to still have this connection.
Monday: Whole School- Led by The Very Reverend J Mann
Tuesday: Singing Assembly
Wednesday: Whole School (Church visitors- Open the Book)
Thursday: Class led Worship- Either class based or this is the Assembly during the week where each term each class shares their new learning with all in the school and those at home parents, grandparents, friends and carers are most welcome!
Friday: Celebration and Bible Stories
Festivals: We are very lucky to have close links with our Church, St Mark’s in Bell Street. We visit regularly and where we can get all the parents in! we celebrate festivals and key events of the Christian Calendar.
As a Church school, Collective Worship is an important time during which we can share in celebrating God’s love and learning more about our Christian faith. We support children to understand the messages shared in the Bible;
‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’
Through stories, songs, drama, games and prayer, we aim to help the children to develop their spirituality, as well as becoming more understanding of the beliefs of others.
The Christian values we promote through collective worship are the foundation of our school ethos and are important for all of our pupils to learn, whether they come from a Christian background or not.
Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship, but we encourage the involvement of all pupils so that their sense of belonging as a member of our school family can be strengthened.
Clergy and other church members regularly lead worship. We also visit St Marks Church for special celebrations, such as Christmas, Easter and Ash Wednesday.
There are plenty of opportunities for parents, family and friends to join the school in Collective Worship.
We have a praise group who plan, rehearse and develop materials for shared acts of worship.
We also welcome visitors for class led worship and some special festivals and celebrations.
Class Led Worship:
Every term, each class has at least one opportunity to lead an act of whole school collective worship. We invite parents and friends to share in these times of worship as part of the school family.
This year’s class worship dates will be found within each classes blog. (Specific dates will be published closer to the time).
What our children like about Collective Worship:
- listening to stories (from the Bible)
- praying to God
- talking through weekly themes
- quiet time
- going to church
- singing and music
- answering questions
- watching plays
- worship committee
(Pupil Interview Responses)