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Collective Worship

Collective Worship

 

Collective Worship is a statutory requirement for all schools in England and Wales.  At Bickleigh Down C of E Primary School, Collective Worship is so much more than this.  It is a time where the school family meets together, learns together, reflects together, a time within which children and staff are given a time to be still, to engage and if they feel called, respond. 

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Key Stage 1

Whole School Worship

Awards

Key Stage Worship

Class Worship

Whole School Worship with Father Simon

Key Stage 2

Whole School Worship

Class Worship

Awards

Key Stage 2 Worship

Whole School Worship with Father Simon

 

Children Leading Worship

 

At Bickleigh Down C of E Primary School children leading worship is a central part of what we do as a school.  The children will have the following responsibilities.

 

Before Collective Worship

During Collective Worship

After Collective Worship

Setting up

The children will:

  • Selecting and setting up CD
  • Putting out chairs
  • Prepare the worship table
  • The children will ring the bell to call the school to worship.

Gathering

The children will:

  • Saying a welcoming sentence.
  • Organise school notices.

Clearing up 

The children will:

  • Hold doors open for those leaving.
  • Put away equipment and chairs.
  • Turn off candles.

 

Welcoming

The children will:

  • Greet the other children at door
  • Meet visitors at main entrance (and help them to set up)

Engaging

The children will:

  • Introduce a visitor or the storyteller
  • Take part in Drama activities such as Open the Book.
  • Support teachers with music, video clips and PowerPoint slides.

Recording

The children will:

  • Record a log book detailing what the school had learnt about in Collective Worship.
  • Ask the visitor or the person leading worship to sign the log book to say that it is a true representation of what they have learnt.

Planning

The children will:

  • Choose music and songs to be sung in worship that link to our theme.
  • Write their own prayers to share at the end of worship.

Responding 

The children will have the opportunity to:

  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Read or saying prayers.
  • Leading actions or signing to songs.

Evaluating 

The children will have the opportunity to:

  • Use the Imaginor Evaluation grid.
  • Work together to look at evaluations and plan the next steps for Collective Worship.
  • Share evaluation findings with Governors and school SLT.

 

Sending

The children will have the opportunity to:

  • Switch off the candles.
  • Saying the ‘Grace’ or other closing prayer

 

Format taken from 'Children leading worship' by Helen Matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflection Opportunities for Home

Below you will find downloadable reflection opportunities that you can use with your child at home during their time away from school.  Each of the reflections link to one of our school Christian values. If you choose to use one of these reflections with your child then please feel free to use them as a menu and choose the activities that your child would like to do.  For example, your child may choose not to use the prayer but might want to complete the activity.

Collective Worship Planning

Spring Term (2) 2020 Collective Worship Planning

Spring Term (1) 2020 Collective Worship Planning