Collective Worship is integral to the ethos of our school. As a school with strong Christian foundations we value this special time daily, when we come together to explore, discuss and reflect on Christian faith.
Our collective worship not only focusses on key Christian festivals such as Christmas, Easter and Lent, but children also have an opportunity to think about significant festivals and events of other religions (i.e. Divali, Hannukah) and when possible hear from leaders of other faiths.
We enjoy a close relationship with St Nicholas Church, with the vicar leading regular acts of worship. We also hold school services at St Nicholas Church.
Our themes are based on a variety of appropriate resources, including those produced by the Oxford Diocese with the aim of supporting children to understand the Christian values of the school whilst encouraging them to develop their own thoughts around Christian faith and understanding of other faiths.
We have a two-year rolling programme for Collective Worship which follows themes as in Roots and Fruits from Imaginor. We start the term with an overview of the theme and each week Collective Worship explores a different area within each theme. The children have linked follow-up activities which they share and discuss in Candle Time in class Collective Worship. These are shared on class Thinking Tables, books and displays within the classroom.
Autumn 1 Generosity Celebrating Harvest
Autumn 2 Compassion Celebrating Christmas
Spring 1 Courage Celebrating Candlemas
Spring 2 Forgiveness Celebrating Lent & Easter
Summer 1 Friendship Celebrating Pentecost
Summer 2 Respect Celebrating Trinity
Autumn 1 Thankfulness Celebrating Harvest
Autumn 2 Trust Celebrating Advent
Spring 1 Perseverance Celebrating Epiphany
Spring 2 Justice Celebrating Lent & Easter
Summer 1 Service Celebrating Pentecost
Summer 2 Truthfulness Celebrating Trinity