Every day the children join together in an act of collect worship. This is a wonderful time to gather together as a school to learn about the values taught to us by Jesus and God. Our themes are based on the school values and aims. The children are all given the opportunity to contribute by choosing stories, making comments, asking or answering questions, retelling the stories or making up prayers. Each week a worship ‘Cross and Candles’ team is responsible for welcoming the children and ending with a prayer and blessing. The theme is continued throughout the week in the class collective worship, big question book and the reflective area, where they are invited to comment or write their thoughts down.
Open the Book Assemblies
Open the Book (OTB) is a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible. Each week members of the local churches will act out a story from the Lion storyteller Bible based on Christian Values. The children always look forward to Open the Book assemblies every Thursday. It is a fun and interactive way to learn about the Bible. It also provides a special and valuable link to our community. The children love spotting the OTB members in the village and at community events.
Our Reflective Area
Our reflective area is an inclusive space to enable children to explore their own spirituality. They are able to use this quiet space to reflect on the themes they have learnt about in their RE lessons or in the collective worship. It is a quiet and respectful area in which children go to pray or write down their thoughts, ideas or big questions. There are activities that children are able to carry out based on Christian or British values. Each class has an R.E focal area in which children can carry out these activities at any time.
Each term we carry out a Pause Day. This is a special time where the children come together to work with children from different year groups. These days are invaluable to the children as they enable them to reflect on their learning and engage in deeper religious thinking.