Our collective worship group will meet on Tuesday’s between 2:30 – 2:45pm
Collective Worship leaders are:
Representing each class will be:
The collective worship group talked about God's promises and how we can trust him. They said they are like a strong sturdy platform that we can stand on.
God tells us that when we pray to him he will listen to us and we will receive strength when we are facing hard times.
The group asked the children what they would promise to God.
They spoke to their partners and wrote down some promises to God (lots stating how they would be kind to their siblings!).
The session was ended with a prayer.
The children welcomed the group to collective worship. It is sometimes difficult to trust when we are frightened or worried.
They gave the children a piece of paper and asked them to draw the changing scene on the lakes as they were read the story 'A Guided Reflection'. The children were asked to listen and imagine they were seeing the storm on the lake through the eyes of the small boy. Closing their eyes made it easier to concentrate on imagining.
After sharing the drawings, a prayer was read.
After talking in assembly about Christians putting their trust in Jesus, knowing he would never let them down, the Collective Worship team asked the children to talk to their partner and answer the following;
God is like a solid rock because......
God is like an anchor because....
God is like a strong tower because.....
The Collective Worship team wrote down the children's ideas and finished with a prayer.
This week after welcoming the children to collective worship, the group asked these questions;
What does a best friend do? What makes them a best friend? How do you know they are your best friend? What qualities make a best friend?
They asked the children to draw a picture of their best friend/s.
The session was finished with a prayer.
This week the Collective Worship group were talking to the class about Pentecost. They read the children a story and then asked the children questions about their own experiences.
Have you ever known someone who has made such an impact on you, because of their understanding and kindness?
The session was finished with a poem about Pentecost.
The Collective Worship group visited their classes. They shared the words: We have gathered in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to worship together and think about our value respect. The children reads some statements and asked the children to show a thumbs up if it was showing respect or a thumbs down for not showing respect. It was agreed that it is not always easy for showing respect. The session was finished with a prayer.
The Collective Worship Group welcomed the children and asked them to write the word RESPECT down the side of the board. They asked the children to write their own acrostic poem after they had come up with ideas foe one together. The session was finished with this prayer; Dear God, Thank you for the people that respect us and look after us, please help us to be respectful to others. Amen.
The Collective Worship group asked children in their class to read out a paragraph of a telephone conversation.
They then asked the class to answer questions. The questions asked what they thought the person should do if they were living by The Golden Rule.
The children have learnt that The Golden Rule means that we need to make difficult choices between doing what would most please ourselves, and respecting and serving others.
The collective worship talked about peoples' differences and how we should respect them.
The children were asked to make a circle and each child took it in turn to say what they enjoyed doing or what they were good at. Other children could agree with them or say why they didn't agree.
The session was finished with a prayer.
This week the Collective Worship group shared an online animated Easter story with their classes and asked some questions from a quiz. The children answered these well and this was then followed by a prayer.
The collective worship group shared some moral stories with their classes. They asked the children if they knew what the word moral meant and they worked out what the hidden message might be.
The children had some thinking time and were told;
True friend is the one who always supports and stands by you in any situation.
The collective worship group shared the Easter story with their classes. They finished the story with the following prayer:
Your son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his resurrection he restores life and peace in all creation.
In a world of sadness and tears, show us your joy.
Ina world of hatred, show us your love.
In a world of despair, give us hope.
In a world of disbelief, give us faith.
Give us power in your world to make a difference and stand up for justice.
This week the Collective worship group reminded their class about the paralysed man story. They asked the children what happened and who the good friends were that helped.
This led to discussions about friends and what makes a good one.
The children were asked to cut out some people and draw their friends.
The Collective Worship group asked the classes if they knew what was significant about today.
They then read some sentences about how Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent and that is an important time for Christians. It reminds them of when Jesus was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights with no food.
Children were asked what they would give up or change for Lent and this was recorded on a sheet of paper in our Collective Worship book.
The session was ended with a prayer.
This half term the collective worship group are focusing on 'Friendship'.
Children were handed an image of a tree and asked to draw or write 'God our Father' at the top and then to decorate it with other family and friends who are special to them.
This was finished with a prayer.
This week the collective worship group reminded the children of the story of 'Bella and Barney' that had been read the previous week.
The children were then asked;
How do you think barney felt before he climbed the wall?
How do you think he felt once he had completed the climb and was back on the ground?
When was the last time you remember doing something that you were scared of but just had a go and you overcame your fear?
The children spoke to their partners about these questions and then shared with the group.
This week the collective worship group handed out templates of a courage shield to each child.
Children were asked to add a time when they had to show courage and do the right thing even when it was difficult. After they could decorate the remaining parts of the shield.
This week the collective worship group read this prayer to the classes:
Help us to be strong and courageous.
Help us to speak out for others.
Help us to stand up and be counted.
Help us to do the right thing, not just say the easy thing.
The children were then asked to write their own prayers on templates that were given to them.
This week the Collective worship Leaders read this poem about courage to the classes. Courage is...
This week the Collective worship Leaders read stories and had children in the class act out some scenes.
This week the collective worship leaders made poems and prayers with the class they represent.
This week the collective worship leaders read the following stories to the class they represent:
This week the collective worship group read the story of Moses to their chosen classes.
After the story the children were asked four questions:
This was then followed by a prayer.