We place Christ at the centre of all we do and therefore Collective Worship is crucial in developing a way for the children to develop a relationship with Christ and come to know him better.
Collective Worship and Assemblies:
MONDAY – Whole school assembly, lead by the Head Teacer.
TUESDAY – Each class has a class act of Collective Worship.
WEDNESDAY – FS and KS1 Collective Worship.
THURSDAY – KS2 Collective Worship.
FRIDAY – Whole school achievement assembly.
The head teacher leads the whole school in Collective Worship every week. The theme is usually closely linked with the liturgical year; so that all members of the school community have an understanding of the readings, colours and messages we listen to and see on Sunday at Mass.
Each year, every class invites parents to join us as they lead the whole school collective Worship. The themes include:
SEPTEMBER – Harvest.
OCTOBER – The Rosary.
NOVEMBER – Remembrance.
DECEMBER – Advent.
MARCH/APRIL – Lent and Easter.
MAY – The Month of May.
Key Stage Worship:
Our teachers all lead Collective Worship. Key Stage Collective Worship takes place on a Wednesday FS and KS1, and on a Thursday for KS2.
The teacher leads worship by using the ‘Statements to live by’ which is a resource to explain Catholic teachings to children in a way in which they can live out in their daily lives.
Teachers in school seek to empower children. They lead and model good practice and also give them the opportunity to participate, take ownership of their learning and develop their own relationship with God. Teachers aim to give children a real voice in planning, leading and evaluating worship.
In a Christian sense, it is important for us to look to children as having an important role to play in leading the faith community. Jesus welcomed children and used them as models of faith for his followers and so should we.
Each week two classes take part in Godly Play. Godly Play is a creative and imaginative way of teaching our children about God and guiding them in their spiritual journey.