Church School Distinctiveness
We enjoy a daily act of collective worship, sometimes as a whole school or key stage or simply with our own class. Collective Worship on a Monday is lead by the year 6 drama team and the church councillors who present a drama or story, aided by Mrs Thompson. This explores an aspect of our termly value for the week and we then have follow on activities to engage in in our classrooms. We particularly enjoy having visitors to lead our worship including Reverend Fran who visits us twice a term to lead an act of collective worship. Mrs McIntee and Mr Dunn lead the children in worship through music when we explore hymns and songs. On Fridays we have our Celebration Worship to which parents are invited. The children receive various certificates for exceptional behaviour and achievement which are recorded in the 'Golden Book'. These certificates also include the red and yellow spot certificates as well as various sports recognition. The Golden Duster award and Attendance Award is also apart of the celebration worship.
Here is our current collective worship plan.
Church School Values
The Church School Values we are learning about this year are:
Term 1: Respect
Term 2: Trust
Term 3: Honesty
Term 4: Forgiveness
Term 5: Kindness
Term 6: Fairness
The Value for the second half of the Autumn term is
Our Bible quote for Trust is:
“My God is my strength in whom I trust.”
Trust is essential to human life and lies at the heart of all relationships. Trust is central to civilised society, to living together in harmony and so it is to be valued and honoured.
Our main bible story is Storm on the Lake; below is an animated version of the story.
Jesus Calms the Storm
After Jesus had spent a full day teaching on the shores of the Sea of Galilee he said to his disciples, "Let us go to the other side." So they left the crowd and got into a boat to cross over.
After awhile there arose a great and mighty storm on the sea. The storm was so great that the boat was being covered with the waves washing over it and began filling up with water.
While the storm was rocking the boat Jesus was fast asleep on a cushion in the stern. The disciples came and woke him up and said, "Save us Lord; we are going to die! Do you not care that we are perishing"
He said to them, "Why are you afraid, Do you still have no faith?" Then Jesus got up and rebuked the winds and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. The men were amazed and said, "What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?"
Each term, every class develops some work for the Values board which is on display in the hall.
2019 Liturgical Colours
Here are the liturgical colours for 2019. We put the correct coloured cloth over our lectern in collective worship.