Our daily act of collective worship are based on monthly Christian values.
The values we have selected for 2015-2016 are:
July - 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. We will think about how friendships develop and how true friendship lasts forever.
“A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17
During collective worship in June, 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’
May - Truthfulness
Throughout our worship on the value of Truthfulness, children will learn that truthfulness is being honest, not only in words but actions too. They will learn why it is wrong to tell lies, even if it is to protect themselves from getting into trouble. Children will be able to see with their own eyes and make up their own mind about what is true.
“The way, the truth and the life”
John 14: 1-14
April - Peace
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.”
March - Forgiveness
During our Collective worship on Forgiveness 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.
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your Heavenly Father will forgive you”
February - Trust
During our collective worship on Trust, we will think about people or things that we trust and what trust means in our relationships with others. We will also looked at the repercussions when trust is broken.
Jesus’s words to his disciples ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, in whom I trust.’
January - Wisdom
During our collective worship on Wisdom, we will think about how Christians believe that true wisdom comes from God. As a believer grows in faith so wisdom will increase. In the Bible wisdom is seen as both a gift from God and a characteristic of God. In his parables, Jesus taught that placing trust in God and recognising what is of value in life, brings fulfilment.
“For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it”
December - Courage
During our collective worship on Courage, we will think about the importance of standing up for what is right against the odds, sticking by one’s convictions and not being swayed as well as strength of will. We will also think about how we can encourage each other to do so too.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9
November - Service
During our collective worship on Service, we will think about how Jesus inspired people to serve God. We will think about how we can aspire to serve others and be thankful for those who help and serve our school. We will recognise our own gifts and how we might use them effectively to service others within our school and community.
The Good Samaritan
A Samaritan took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds. Then he put the man on is donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” Mark 10:45
October - Creativity
During collective worship in October we will learn about creativity. As part of our work on the value of Creativity, we will think about God as Creator of the world. We will talk about what a great designer God must be and how powerful He is. We are reminded how important it is for us to make informed choices about looking after our world.
'For nothing will be impossible with God.' Luke 1.37
September - Perseverance
During collective worship in September, we will be learning about the value of Perseverance. We will think about the importance of persevering to reach our goals in life, learning and faith. We will also think about how we can encourage each others to do so too.
'I press on towards the goal.' Philippians 3.14