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Collective Worship

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Collective Worship is an important part of our school day. It is usually led by the Head of School, teachers, children and Father John. Sometimes, we have visitors who also lead our collective worship. Each term we focus on one of our Christian values and think about how it affects our spirituality as well as our everyday lives. The value is also threaded throughout other areas of school life and can be seen in the class reflective areas.

Our Spiritual value this term is PEACE

How do we find peace within ourselves?

How can we help others to find peace?

How do Christians find peace? 

 

 

Year of The Bible

This year is 'Year of the Bible' . We will be focusing on biblical stories through art, music, dance, drama and literacy. Parents can help by reading stories from the Bible:Talk about that the message may be or what the children learnt from the story and how it can effect the their everyday lives.

We often light our 3 candles in collective worship. These help the children to reflect on the Trinity and to think about how God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are repesented in the Bible and how they might help us through different parts of our day and our lives. 

  

Worship Weekly Timetable

Monday Mrs Smart
Tuesday Teaching staff  or  Class Worship
Wednesday Singing Worship
Thursday Mrs Smart / Father John
Friday            Celebration Worship

 

church(1)In collective worship, the children sing songs, listen to stories, reflect, respond and pray. We say the Lord's Prayer as well as our special Peasmarsh Prayer.

Most acts of worship will take place in the Hall and involve the whole school. Worship can take place at any time of the day and may also involve sections of the school or individual classes. The majority of acts of worship will be of a Christian character and will be appropriate to the needs and ages of the children taking part.

The church of St Peters and St Pauls is also a focus for worship. The school community celebrates Christian events and festivals as well as contributing to church displays. 

Collective worship should offer pupils the opportunities to explore and share beliefs; consider the importance of prayer, meditation and silence; consider the relevance of ideas and beliefs to their own lives; think about the needs of others and develop a sense of community; and appreciate the importance of religious beliefs to those who hold them.

It provides a time to celebrate the various achievements of members of the community that are held to be of worth. If collective worship is genuinely to stimulate reflection and growth, it needs to involve all members of the community.

We fulfill our legal obligation to provide collective worship each day whilst also acknowledging the rights of parents to withdraw thier children from the daily act of worship.