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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What have we been learning about in Collective Worship?

6th July 

This week in Collective Worship the children have continued to find out about forgiveness.  They have listened to stories from the Bible where forgiveness is shown by Jesus and thought about what it means to know someone's heart.  The children have also thought about forgiveness in action and how we can actively try to forgive those people who have upset us.

29th June 2020

This week in worship we have started to find out about our Christian value of Forgiveness.  The children have talked about who they might need to forgive and who might need to forgive them.  They have listened to stories from the Bible and discussed what they teach Christians.  Towards the end of the week, the children made their own forgiveness flowers and reflected upon what forgiveness meant to them.

22nd June

This week in worship the children have continued to find out about our Christian value of love.  We have looked at different versions of the parable of the Lost Sheep and talked about what it means for Christians.  The children found out that the parable was written to teach Christians that God would always look for them if they go astray.  The children discussed how much Christians believe God must love them and thought about what this means for churches.  Later in the week, the children talked about their own community and how they are all individuals within their classes, bubbles and homes who can offer different things.  They thought about what made them who they are and shared these skills and values inside a sheep shape.  The children concluded that as a school we are all individuals but we all value and care about each other, if one was lost or sad we would find them and bring them back into our Bickleigh Down family.

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15th June 2020

 

This week in worship the children have been finding out about our Christian value of Love.  They have found out about what the Bible says about how much God loves his people and have thought about how they could show love to each other in school and whilst learning at home.  Father Simon led worship on Friday and focused on how Christians believe God shows love to his people.

8th June 2020

This week in Collective Worship, the children have been learning about our Christian Value of Love.  The children read  Mark 12:31 which says 'The second commandment is this Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.'  After they had read these verses together they thought about who their neighbours were and were surprised to find out that everyone is their neighbour!  Next the children thought about how they could show love at home, in our school community and in our local community. They made class charters and thought of loving actions that they could show to their friends like 'sharing a smile' or 'waving at a friend'. Here are some of the children's ideas for living out this value and our school vision of 'spurring each other on with love'.

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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

Summer Term (2) 2020 Collective Worship Planning

Spring Term (2) 2020 Collective Worship Planning

Spring Term (1) 2020 Collective Worship Planning