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Collective Worship themes for Spring 2   2020

 

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Themes for Spring 2

24th Feb

Lent
Aim: •To explore why we have certain traditions surrounding the beginning of lent and what they mean.

2nd March

St David
Aims: To learn about St David and who he was.
To reflect on David's personal qualities and what we can learn from them.

9th March

British Science Week
Aims: To celebrate the accomplishments of different scientists.
The awe and wonder of Gods creations.

16th March

Families – Mothering Sunday
Aim: Being thankful for our families, especially our mothers.

23rd March

Palm Sunday – Maunday Thursday
Aim: Reflecting on the stories from holy week.

30th March

Good Friday – Easter Monday
Aim: Reflecting on the stories from holy week.

Collective Worship themes for Spring 1 2020

 

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Theme

6th Jan

Epiphany
To consider the meaning of Epiphany in the church calendar.

13th Jan

New Beginnings
Aims:

To welcome children back to a new year at school

To introduce the challenges and hopes for change

20th Jan

Old testament
Aims: To understand that even though something is old you can still learn from it.

Faith in adversity.

27th Jan

New testament
Aims: How the past can  shape our future

Faith in adversity.

3rd Feb

Candlemas
Aim: To consider the meaning of Candlemas in the church calendar.

10th Feb

Little things mean a lot
Aims: To appreciate how sayings from the Bible are in everyday use and explore the relevance of this saying today
To reflect that one person, no matter how seemingly insignificant, can make a difference to the world

 

Collective worship themes Autumn 2nd half term 2019

 

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Theme

21st October

Endurance

28th October

Reverence

4th November

Remembrance

11th November

Anti bullying week

18th November

Humility

25th November

Creation

2nd December

Advent

9th December

Christmas

16th December

Christmas performances
-Class based worship

 

Assembly themes for Autumn 2019 first half term

 

Week beginning:

Theme

2nd September

Democracy

Aim: To encourage respect for democracy and support a democratic process

9th September

The Rule of Law

Aim: To encourage pupils to distinguishing between right and wrong.

16th September

Individual Liberty

Aim: To enable pupils to develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

23rd September

Mutual Respect

 Aim:  To encourage respect for other people.

30th September

HARVEST

Aim: To give thanks for Harvest and all that God provides.

7th October

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Aim: to encourage tolerance and harmony between different cultures.

Assemblies are an important time for everyone to come together and spend some quiet time in reflection and, if they choose, in prayer. They are also exciting, fun, inspirational and thought provoking. Children are given the opportunity to worship if they wish, but are expected to respect the rights of others to pray.

Parents have the right to withdraw children from worship and RE lessons but we are proud that these are inclusive and at present no parents have felt the need to do so.

 

Worship is broadly Christian, but assemblies include a range of faiths and festivals which reflect the multicultural nature of the school, and society, and give children a chance to experience the diverse society in which they live and understand it a little better

"The impact of collective worship on the school community is outstanding. - - acts of worship are well planned and imaginative.  There is plenty of participation and pupils respond well to questions and enjoy the occasions.  They sing spiritual songs with pleasure, and contribute to prayers not only at collective worship, but also before lunch and at the end of the day"

 

"The school is sensitive to the needs of pupils of faiths other than Christianity and their festivals are often covered in assembly, outside the act of worship.  Worship contributes significantly to the spiritual and moral development of all pupils."

Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (Section 48)  2007

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