Our Collective Worship reflects the traditions of this country which are, in the main, broadly Christian. We follow the Anglican Church calendar as a starting point, celebrating key moments in the Christian year. Our local curate and vicar work closely with the school and lead our Collective Worship on a weekly basis. We use “Story Assemblies for the School Year” as our main resource along with a range of Christian songs and hymns. Collective Worship includes the use of prayers, songs and hymns, Bible stories and other stories, time to share and time to reflect. Click here to view our policy.
A typical week…
- Monday – Whole School Assembly led by Head Teacher.
- Tuesday – Key Stage Assemblies led by Class Teachers, “Story Assemblies for the School Year”.
- Wednesday – Whole School Assembly led by Curate or Vicar -“Story Assemblies for the School Year”.
- Thursday – Whole School Assembly led by Teaching Staff –Hymns and songs.
- Friday – Whole School Assembly led by Head Teacher –Celebration Assembly
We have created a Collective Worship Team, to allow children who have shown a particular interest in Collective Worship, to take a more active role in both assemblies and in developing areas for reflection around the school. Take a look at our page for updates.
Collective Worship Team
During the Autumn Term 2018 we launched our “Collective Worship Team”. Our main purpose is to develop further our collective worship times in school. We also hope to create some quiet and reflective areas within the school grounds.
Introducing the team...
H Partridge and A McClelland (Year 4)
E Chadwick, (Year 5)
A Francis and F Gardner (Year 6)
The team is led by Mrs Williams.
Spring Term 2020
During the first half term we looked at the features of Collective Worship at our school and spent a few weeks monitoring the assemblies to get an idea of what was being covered in each one across the week.
Autumn Term 2019
At our first meeting of the year we thought about our main purposes as a team and shared our ideas enthusiastically! We decided that the Prayer wall needs some refreshing and decided that we would like to create something around the remembrance day theme after the half term holiday. We created a giant poppy and invited everyone to add a poppy as a symbol of remembrance. KS2 also joined Ben at the War Memorial for a short service. At the start of December we changed the prayer board to an advent theme.
Summer Term 2019
We have put together a Bible story bag, including many of our favourite bible stories. We will bring them outside each lunchtime for those who want to enjoy a good read. Please come and have a read!
We were thrilled at how well the school community used the Prayer Wall last term. We have now cleared space for new prayers to be added this term. The CW team are now turning their attention to creating some reflective areas outside in our school grounds. We have some ambitious ideas that can be part of our long term project to improve our school grounds. But we have started with something a little more achievable.
Spring Term 2019
In our second meeting this term, we gave our feedback from our monitoring of the assemblies this term. The teachers will be relieved to hear that much of it was positive! We then helped Mrs Williams to finish setting up our new Prayer Wall in the school hall. This is a space in which all are invited to post their own prayers and read the prayers of others in our community. Come and have a look!
We have identified the common features that each of our assemblies should aim to include each week and discussed the role that each part plays. Miss Roberts has asked for our help in monitoring how well we are covering and including each feature throughout our different assemblies during the week. So we will be monitoring the assemblies for a while to see how well we are doing!
Autumn Term 2018
At our first meeting we joined in the school discussion of developing a definition of spirituality for our school. Not an easy thing to do! We looked at how the images of the window, mirror and door can help us to articulate our reflections and thoughts better.
At our next meeting we will be looking at how we can play a part in continuing to develop our times of collective worship as a school.