Our daily act of collective worship are based on monthly Christian values.
The values we have selected for 2014-2015 are:
July - Responsibility
“Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do.” Colossians 3:23
Take a look at our thankfulness tree displayed on the wall of our entrance hall. Each child has written on a leaf something that they are thankful for.
Some examples are:
June - Thankfulness
During collective worship in June, we will be learning about the value of Thankfulness. We will think about what we are thankful for. We will also be learning how we should appreciate and be thankful to our family and friends and also to God. We will be looking at raising consciousness of being thankful for those things we often take for granted.
"In everything give Thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times.” Psalm 106:3
April - Humility
During collective worship in April, we will be learning about the value of Humility, we will learn that God was not only King, but also a servant. We will learn that everyone is equal and that humility is a quality of being respectful of others. We will learn that humility is about trying to think of others before you think about yourself.
Each year on Maundy Thursday churches across the world remember Jesus’ last supper with his friends before he died. At this special meal Jesus wanted to show his disciples how they should lead their lives – by serving the needs of others. In those days it was usually the job of the most lowly servant in the household to wash the feet of visitors who had travelled on foot along the dirty, dusty roads. At the last supper, Jesus himself humbly took water and a towel and washed the feet of each one of his friends.
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2
March - Generosity
During collective worship in March, we will be focusing on the value of Generosity. We will be learning about being generous to each other and the true value of generosity. When we think about generosity we usually think about being generous with money or possessions. However, we can also be generous with our time, our gifts and our abilities.
“God loves a cheerful giver” 2 Corinthians 9.7
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25
February - Respect
In our final assembly thinking about the value of Respect, we drew round our hands and wrote what respect means to us on them. We made a poster highlighting that what we understand by respect. Some of the phrases were:
"Respect is being kind and loving to other people."
"Respect is treating others like you want to be treated."
"Respect is listening to others."
"Respect your teachers, property, people and yourself."
"You should respect people for who they are, not judging people from their outside but what is inside."
February - Respect
During collective worship in February, we will be focusing on the value of Respect. We will be learning about respect for people because you admire something about them, respect for other people’s feelings, wishes and rights as well as respect for the environment. We will learn that we can’t expect to be respected unless we show respect.
‘So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them’
January - Forgiveness
During collective worship in January, we will be thinking about how important it is to forgive people who upset us and how we need to say sorry if we do things to hurt others. We will be learning about how Jesus is a great inspiration to Christians to forgive others. We will also think about God's all-forgiving love.
“Forgive us our sins, as we also forgive everyone who sins against us.”
Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’
Luke 23:34 (the words of Jesus on the cross)
During December's collective worship, we will be learning about the value of hope. We will think about the hope in God's promise 'that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome all evil and that his hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ'. We will also think about hopes for the future for ourselves and others.
'Hope is coupled with faith and love as one of the three most enduring gifts of the Spirit.'
1 Corinthians 13:13
As part of our work on the value of Peace, we will spend time considering how peace is more than just being quiet or being in a place that is noise free. We will look at Jesus' teaching about living peaceful lives, as well as other key figures in Christianity. We will think about other words that describe being 'peaceful', such as relaxed, calm, happy and tranquil.
Psalm 34:14 “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”
October - Compassion
Our current school value is 'Compassion'. In worship we have been thinking how we can show compassion and kindness to one another. We have been recognising when friends at school need us to listen and act with compassion.
Compassion is about standing in someone else’s shoes. In other words trying to understand how they might be feeling and doing our best to try to help.
Psalms 145:9 “The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”
September - Friendship
Throughout our assemblies on the value of Friendship, we will be looking at all aspects of friendship and how we should help friends through good and bad times. We will learn how to trust our friends and how Christians trust God.
“A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17