Collective Worship - Assemblies

Children are spiritual beings who often think deeply and hold serious convictions.

We regard it as a privilege to work with young people to ponder the more profound questions of life and faith. In our school spirituality is seen in joyful singing and dance, and in silent meditation and prayer. As a Church School we seek to nurture in the heart and minds of our children the knowledge and love of God. We provide them with an experience of Christian Community which will influence and shape the rest of their lives.

Assemblies are a high point of the day, expressing our general ethos of mutual respect, laughter and love. Our school motto, "Learn to Live" is taken from Jesus' words; "I have come that you may have life and have it to the full".

Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from religious education lessons and from acts of collective worship should you wish to do this, please contact the Headteacher.

Spring 2020

Face to Face with Jesus: "Pick a P"
I’m sure your children have been telling you about this term’s assembly series; it’s been a lot of fun introducing all the different facets of our weekly programme. At the juniors, the week starts with a hilarious episode of the One Show, and a highlight at the infants is a Friday puppet show which recaps what we’ve been learning. At both sites, there’s a house challenge involving peas – all linked into the theme, each week beginning with a P! Amongst the laughter, there are really poignant moments of reflection, opportunities for prayer and joyful singing. It’s a great way to bring the school together as a community. The term’s series is called “Face to Face” and it revolves around a weekly encounter with a character from the New Testament who met Jesus; each person’s life was transformed. We will be reflecting on how compassionately Jesus treated people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, as well as looking at Bible promises of God’s love.

Week 1 - Purpose
Week 2 - Patience
Week 3 - Pensive
Week 4 - Passionate
Week 5 - Paces
Week 6 - Polite
Week 7 -  Pals


Autumn 2019

Wise Words
This term, we’re thinking about Wisdom. The Book of Proverbs in the Bible is a good place to start with its wise and varied sayings – each week, our assemblies will highlight one, together with an Old Testament Bible character. This will then be the backbone to all the discussions, drama and stories in assembly. There’s always plenty of laughter included too – at the juniors we've been joined on a Friday by an opera expert, Sue Prano. And at the infants we're taking part in weekly episodes of Ready Steady Cook! As well as thinking wisely, we're encouraging wise healthy choices too. Amazingly, the Mr Men and Little Miss stories are also surprisingly helpful! Which character best reflects your personality? Mr Happy? Little Miss Curious? Or Mr Strong? We'll be "imagining the journey in another's footsteps" as we think about how different we all are, and remembering that each of us is "treasured and loved as a unique child of God."

Week 1 - Little Miss Wise
Week 2 - Mr Slow
Week 3 - Little Miss Curious
Week 4 - Mr Impossible
Week 5 - Mr Worry
Week 6 - Mr Greedy
Week 7 - Mr Dizzy
Week 8 - Little Miss Twins
Week 9 - Mr Strong
Week 10 - Mr Wrong
Week 11 - Mr Noisy 
Week 12 - Little Miss Sunshine 
Week 13 - Mr Topsy Turvey

Summer 2019

It's a load of rubbish - journeying with St. Paul

This term in our assemblies, we’re learning about the life of the Apostle Paul as he takes the good news of Jesus’ love beyond the confines of Jerusalem out into the rest of the world. Each week, the children will hear tales of shipwreck, imprisonment and persecution as Paul bravely stands up for what he believes in. Running alongside, there is a focus on the natural world with a tree species helping us to make links to the theme each week and Recycle Man helping us to think about our caring for our beautiful planet!

Week 1 - It's Rubbish being Negative
Week 2 - Doubt
Week 3 - Pride
Week 4 - Breaking Up
Week 5 - It's Rubbish being Miserable
Week 6 - Materialism
Week 7 - Feeling Sick
Week 8 - Arguing
Week 9 - It's Rubbish Panic
Week 10 - Judgemental
Week 11 - Impatient
Week 12 - Loneliness

Spring 2019

It's A Kinda Magic

During this term's assembly series we will be hearing about the miracles of Jesus. The children will be taking part in retelling these amazing events from so long ago. We will be contrasting God's supernatural power to work miracles with the wonder of science and also enjoying some whizzy conjuring tricks! As the weeks go by we'll also be learning the Lord's Prayer a phrase at a time so that we really understand what Jesus meant when He said "This is how to pray". We hope to learn from Jesus about loving the world, how to show compassion and how to act with justice and mercy.

Week 1 - Miracle of the Moment
Week 2 - The Miracle of Love
Week 3 - The Miracle of Hope 
Week 4 - The Miracle of Calm
Week 5 - The Mircacle of Seeing
Week 6 - The Miracle of Sharing
Week 7 - The Miracel of Thankfulness

Week 9 - The Miracle of Friendship
Week 10 - The Miracle of Faith
Week 11 - The Magic of Truth
Week 12 - The Magic of Peace


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