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Collective Worship

'Worship is constantly enriching pupils’ lives and the lives of parents and staff and other members of this worshipping, welcoming and witnessing community.'

(SIAMS May 2014)

 

'Pupils' personal development and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength.'

(Ofsted September 2013)

 

Worship 206/17

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Spring 2016

Our worship this term includes the following:

  • Epiphany, the time when Christians think about the visit of the wise men to Jesus.

  • Trust: using a range of Bible stories to help us to reflect upon whom we trust, being trustworthy, trusting in God at all times and trusting God for the future.

  • Endurance: thinking about the need to persevere at all times, understanding the importance of encouragement, standing up and speaking out for what we know is right, being brave and having courage.

  • Forgiveness: learning about people people from the past and from the Bible who have been forgiven or shown forgiveness.

  • The values of Compassion, Generosity, Reverence, Respect and Hope linking to this season of Lent.

 

Autumn 2015

Our worship this term includes the following:

  • the theme of God's people
  • the school values of Koinonia, Endurance, Forgiveness, Friendship, Trust, Peace and Thankfulness (linked with Harvest);
  • each class led a whole school act of worship on Thankfulness/Harvest;
  • the values of Respect, Courage, Generosity and Hope linking them with stories from other faiths as well as Bible stories.
  • Advent worship will commence on Monday 30th November. As usual during Advent, the school will meet as a whole for worship each day. 

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

Autumn 2014

Our worship this term includes the following:

  • the school values of Koinonia, Friendship, Endurance and Thankfulness (linked with Harvest);
  • each class led a whole school act of worship on Thankfulness/Harvest;
  • the school values of Trust and Forgiveness, linking them with stories from other faiths as well as Bible stories.
  • Other Christian values, ie Truth, Creativity, Generosity, Respect and Reverence.
  • Advent worship will commence on 01.12.2014 and will be based on the Jesse Tree. As usual during Advent, the school will meet as a whole for worship each day.

Visit by the Archbishop of York

On Wednesday 5th November, children from Years 5 and 6 attended a special service at Accrington St. John's Church for schools in the Hyndburn Deanery. The service was attended by the Archbishop of York who was visiting Blackburn Diocese. The theme of the service was 'the armour of God', with two of our children reading the Bible reading.

Summer 2014

During the summer term, worship will be based around the following:

  • The resurrection
  • The story of Moses (trust in God, thankfulness)
  • Samuel and David (called by God, overcoming fears and anxieties, truat in God)
  • Pentecost and The Holy Spirit (symbols and meaning)
  • The Trinity
  • World War 1 (controlling anger, the need for peace, sacrifice)
  • The Hands of Jesus (welcoming, praying, powerful, healing, loving)
  • Celtic Chrisitanity
  • Class led acts of worship during the final two weeks of term.

 

Spring Term 2014

During the first week of term, we celebrated the feast of Epiphany, the time when Christians think about the visit of the wise men to Jesus. We reflected upon the symbolism of the gifts given to Jesus, asked the question 'Who do people believe Jesus is?', learned that God is all-powerful and reflected upon the situation of refugees in our world today.

For the remainder of the first half of the term, our worship is based around the following themes:

  • Trust: using a range of Bible stories to help us to reflect upon whom we trust, being trustworthy, trusting in God at all times and trusting God for the future.
  • Endurance: thinking about the need to persevere at all times, understandingtheimportance of encouragement, standing up and speaking out for what we know is right, being brave and having courage.
  • Candlemas: the time when Christians remember the boy Jesus being pesented in the temple.

The final week of the half term is our 'Science Week' and our acts of worship will be based around scientific themes. These will include caring for our world, the gift of light and energy.

During the second half of the term, worship will focus on Lent and Easter.

Autumn Term 2013

Our worship this term includes the following themes based on our school values:

  • God knows us and has a plan for each of us
  • Friendship: using a range of Bible stories, eg The Good Samaritan, Jonathan and David
  • Thankfulness: linked to the season of Harvest, with each class planning and leading and act of worship
  • Peace: finding peace, living at peace, making peace
  • Forgiveness: forgiving others and being forgiven
  • Advent

During Maths Week (21st October), we will be developing our understanding of God through maths and reflecting upon number and mathematical concepts as part of God's creation. Our visitor, Dave Godfrey, will not only be leading maths workshops but will be leading our act of worship to get our week off to a fantastic start.

As usual, the Advent season will be introduced by a visit from Rhema Theatre Company. This year, their production is called 'A Christmas Tale.'