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"Love, Learn, Live"

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Collective Worship Focus 2021-22

Daily Act of Worship

At St Peter's we join together daily as a community.  This currently takes place via TEAMS but we usually meet together in the hall.

Our Collective Worship is usually split into four sections;

- Welcome

- Learning

- Reflecting

- Responding

Welcome

We will prepare the alter table and light either a single candle or three candles representing the Trinity signaling the start of worship.  

Learning

We will share the bible story linked to the Christian Value either through reading from the Lion Storytellers Bible, using a playscript, modern story, poem, artwork, artifacts or video.

Reflecting 

This is where we have the opportunity to take time to consider how what we have heard, seen or felt has made us think.  This is sometimes a quite time of stillness and meditation giving the chance to pause in a very hectic day.  Short discussions take place or games such as scratch are played to make us all think a little harder rather than accepting the first thought that pops into our head. 

Responding

Questions or scenarios are posed where we think about our own lives and the decisions that we make on a daily basis.  Do we make wise decisions? 

St. Peter's School

St. Peter's is part of The Rivers Church of England Multi Academy Trust. The Trust is made up of Church schools and Community Schools. Our Vision of Love, Learn, Live is shared by all schools, with the wording adapted to reflect the ethos and distinctiveness of the schools.

 

At St. Peter's we welcome children and families who hold Christian beliefs, those who follow religions other than Christianity and those who do not follow any religion. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive school and community. 

 

As a church school, our worship is based around Christianity, however our worship is always invitational, meaning that children and adults are welcome to join prayers or take time for contemplation and reflection.

 

When we talk about the Christian belief of being loved as God's children, we also reference being loved by our parents/carers and significant people in our lives. When we talk about learning from the teachings of Jesus, we also reference learning from each other and the important people with whom we connect and share experiences.

 

For information regarding the right to withdraw from Collective Worship click here.

 

Collective Worship Organisation  
Monday - Introduction of the Theme
Tuesday - Musical Praise
Wednesday - Development of the theme as whole school or class groups
Thursday - Classroom Worship iSingPOP Value 
Friday - Celebration OR Class Led Worship

 

Anglican churches follow a liturgical calendar.  This is a pattern for their worship (liturgy) through the year.  We mirror the celebrations and colours at school in our Collective Worship.  Ask your child if the colour of the alter cloth has changed recently. 

 

The colour GREEN is used the most often through the liturgical year.  Although no big celebrations are happening at this 'ordinary time' it is important that there is a time for growth.  It is at these times that we reflect on our own lives...are we making wise choices? 

Autumn 2 2021 - Service and Incarnation

Week 1 - How do we serve each other at St Peter's?

Story of Jesus and the Children

Explore the British Value - Individual Liberty

Roles and Responsibilities of the House Captains and Vice Captains, School Council, Eco Council, JAM Group and Play Leaders/Lunchtime Helpers. 

Week 2 - Value of Service and Remembrance 

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 10:6

What does the poppy represent?  What do the different colour poppies represent?

How does each poppy sold make a difference?  How can we serve others to make a difference? 

Armistice Day - observe 2 minute silence.

Week 3 - Spirituality at St. Peter's

The Bible talks about how God creates everyone in His own image.  'We are the clay, and you are the potter; we are all the work of Your hands’ Isaiah 64:8.

Introduction of the shared language of NOWS, OWS and WOWS.

Year 3 JAM Group Collective Worship

Feast of Christ the King

Week 4 - The Gift Of Christmas (Gift of Trust)

God trusted Mary to do a very important job.  How can we be trusted like Mary?

Preparation of the class Advent calendar. 

Week 5 - The Gift of Christmas
Week 6 - The Gift of Christmas
Week 7 - The Gift of Christmas

iSingPOP Class Collective Worship - 

Week 1 - What is Patience?

Bible story of the 'Fruits of the Spirit' to highlight patience as being a good fruit, alongside others, to have in our lives.

Week 2 - Learning to be Patient

Explore aspects of love and patience through the Bible verse 'Love is patient, Love is kind'.

Week 3 - How Can I Show Patience?

Bible story of Martha and Mary to highlight how we can show patience through our actions and words, and to demonstrate just how important this is.

Week 4 - Why Should I be Patient?

Bible story based around the Walls of Jericho.  Focus on how being a patient person can both help us and be good for us. Being patient can create a calm attitude that can help us with our friendships and help us to achieve our goals.

Week 5 - The Gifts of Christmas

Christians believe that Jesus was the greatest gift of all - Old Testament prophesies.

Discussion based around Christian beliefs that the birth of Jesus was the start of God's rescue plan for the world.

Week 6 - The Gifts of Christmas

What gifts did the shepherds being to Jesus.  We give what we have and the cost of the gift isn't important, but the meaning behind the gift.  Make links to Jesus being call The Good Shepherd. 

Week 7 - The Gifts of Christmas

The gifts of the Three Wise Men and the significance of each gift told about the person Jesus would be, and about his life ahead. 

 

Autumn 1 2021 - Love Learn Live

Week 1 - Welcome Back 

How to stay safe - focussing on the behaviour/anti-bullying policies and emergency drills.

Remember it is GOOD to be on GREEN!

Week 2 - What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Introduction to the UN Goals that drive St. Peter's curriculum.

Prayer - Why do we pray?

Week 3 - LOVE LEARN LIVE

What does our vision mean to us at St. Peter's?  

We are loved by Jesus and our family and friends

We learn from stories from the bible and from each other to Care, Share and Tell the Truth

So we can live our lives to the full and be the best that we can be.

Parable of the Two Houses - JAM Group Worship

Week 4 - Rivers Stars linked to our Christian Values

How do we use the Rivers Stars at St. Peters? 

Do we try and act on the STARS every day? 

Week 5 - How does our vision of Love, Learn, Live support us in our attitude towards our school work and homework?

Story of Jesus and the children - who flourish in the eyes of God.

At St. Peter's we aim to be independent, focused, a creative thinker and to always try our best.

Harvest preparations

How does our vision of Love, Learn, Live support community work and organisations like the Droitwich Food Bank?

Week 6 - World Mental Health Week

How do we keep our minds healthy? 5 ways of wellbeing focus

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Week 7 - Whole school and class Collective Worship Evaluation 

 

iSingPOP Class Collective Worship - Friendship

Week 1 - What is Friendship

Friend's can support each other, work together and help each other out.

Friend's can be similar or very different to you.

Week 2 - How can we be a good friend?

Story of Ruth and Naomi

Do for other people what you want them to do for you.

Week 3 - Who should we be friends with?

Valuing people as they are, not having to change ourselves to fit in - diversity in our friendship groups.

Story of Jesus and His Disciples.

Week 4 - Why is friendship important?

What are the benefits that friendship can bring us?

Story of Paul and Timothy.

How do friendships make us happier, healthier, stronger and can even help us to achieve our goals.

Week 5 - Friends of Jesus / Extraordinary Friends

Jesus and Zacchaeus

How to be kind, loving and forgiving to others.

Who is your neighbour?

Week 6 - Friends of Jesus / Going above and Beyond 

The story of Lazarus.

It isn't about a big gesture in a single moment, but about making a lasting commitment to be there for someone, especially when they really need us.

Week 7 - Friends of Jesus / Nobody's perfect

Jesus' relationship with Judas Iscariot.

How should we react when we feel cross or disappointed with someone. 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you back in school on Wednesday 5th January 2022.
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