We believe at this school that collective worship both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. Our caring ethos, and the value which we place on the development of the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in our worship. We value this special time in the school day for the space it gives children to develop a reflective approach to life and the ability to express their reflections in traditionally religious ways or any other appropriate manner.
Through our collective worship we aim to provide a caring and supporting environment for children to:
- Become increasingly aware of themselves as individuals and groups within the school and wider community
- Grow in understanding of the feelings of other people in every day situations and beliefs
- Explore the language which people use to express their feelings
- Deepen their sense of wonder about the world around them
- Grow in confidence when making a presentation to the group or whole school
- Respond freely to religious and/or spiritual stimulus
- Acknowledge diversity and affirm each person’s life stance, whether it be religious or not
Collective Worship is led by the Headteacher, members of the Senior Leadership Team, class teachers, ministers from Clubhouse and All Souls Church, and other guest speakers throughout the year.
Worship both reflects and nurtures the ethos of the whole school. It encompasses all aspects of school life and all areas of the curriculum so that every member of staff and every pupil may feel involved. In particular school worship here develops the feeling of belonging to a community which is essential for personal development and spiritual growth.
RECENT SPECIAL COLLECTIVE WORSHIPS:
We will be holding our annual Candlelit Carols at All Souls Church, Langham Place on Thursday 20th December at 10am.
Our EYFS Christmas Performance on Friday 7th December 2018 was a huge success.
The Butterflies and Caterpillars excelled themselves in their retelling of the Nativity Story!
A Wriggly Nativity
Our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Christmas Performances are being held on Wednesday 12th December at 2.00pm and Friday 14th December at 10.00am.
Children of the World
Our Remembrance Service was held on Monday 12th November 2018.
This was a very good way to say thank you to all the men and women in our armed forces who have protected us for over a hundred years.
Each class made their own poppy wreath, wrote a class prayer and lit a candle in remembrance.
Our Year 6 School Ambassadors and Year 3 children read poems, and Trevor from Clubhouse spoke with us.
Remembrance Day Service 2018 PowerPoint.
Remembrance Day Service
Our Harvest Festival on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at Clubhouse was an amazing success!
We sang, performed and prayed together in celebration of all the things we are lucky to have.
Together, we collected a great deal of items for the charity ASLAN.
Click here for the Harvest programme.