Our daily act of collective worship are based on monthly Christian values.
The values we have selected for 2016-2017 are:
During collective worship in July, we will be focusing on the value of Reflection. We will learn that reflection is thinking carefully about our learning and actions. It is getting to know our own strengths and weaknesses. It is also about having quiet time with yourself and others.
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”
John 8: 32
Throughout our worship on the value of Cooperation, we will be thinking about how important it is to work together to achieve a goal, how 'many hands make light work' and how fundamental cooperation is to daily life. We will think about how sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings enables us to live and work cooperatively.
"In the beginning, God made our world and chose to share it, enlisting our cooperation as good stewards to look after it." Genesis 1
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 - 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."
February - Love
During collective worship we will learn about Love. We will think about how love is more than just words. We will learn that love isn't easy and that it involves not giving up. We will learn that love is powerful - motivating good causes; making a difference; overcoming barriers of prejudice and bringing people together.
'You show love for others by truly helping them, and not merely talking about it'
1 John 3:18
January - Creativity
During collective worship in January 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
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
November - 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
October - Thankfulness
During collective worship in October, 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
September - Tolerance
Our current school value is ‘Tolerance'. In worship we will think about what it means to be tolerant, appreciating and respecting differences in others. We will learn that tolerance is accepting ourselves and others as well as being understanding and open minded.
“Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a
complaint against someone else.” Colossians 3:13