Collective Worship

Collective Worship is an important part of each day for our school community as a Church of England school, and we will endeavour to hold an act of Collective Worship every day.

You can find our policies relating to Collective Worship and Religious Education by following this link:

RE and Collective Worship

 

During Collective Worship, whether in the hall, classroom or outside, we will apply the following four key elements of worship:

Gathering Making special and significant this part of the day through appropriate symbol and ceremony

Engaging Using a variety of the best available techniques to stimulate interest in the content

Responding Ensuring there is time and opportunity for individual, group reflection and thought, so those attending can respond in a variety of ways

Sending Summarising the worship in a meaningful short message used to create an opportunity for those attending to implement the ideas covered and to conclude the worship

 

The themes for our Collective Worships are discussed between staff, the children and our local vicar, Rev. Philippa Mills. The children are particularly good at suggestions questions, stories and songs for us to share.

You can view our Collective Worship Overviews below:

Collective Worship themes 2018-2019

Collective Worship themes 2017-2018

Collective Worship themes 2016-2017

 

In Collective Worships and RE lessons we support the children’s thinking about spiritual aspects of life through the ‘Five Moments’. Below you can read staff and pupils definitions of these and examples of Moments that have been shared:

Five Moments

Autumn 2018 Moments

 

As part of our thinking about Creation and the amazing world we live in, the children created ideas for a ‘teaspoon’ prayer (tsp). This involves thinking of things they are: thankful for, sorry for, and ask for, for the future, by saying please. You can read their ideas below.

Teaspoon Creation prayer ideas