Worship this Term

SPRING TERM 2021
Introducing our Travelling Worship Chest
From February 2021, we have introduced our Travelling Worship Chest. The chest moves around a different class each week and contains objects to make collective worship really special and create a greater sense of awe and wonder for our children. During this year, with collective worship restricted to being online and in our own classrooms we have all missed our worship table and focal point in the school hall. 
 
Within the worship chest children will find many special objects including a wooden cross, a battery candle and some special coloured runners. These will be used to introduce the children to some of the liturgical colours used in church. When we return to worship in the school hall, we will be able to use these coloured runners on our worship table to reflect the Christian calendar.
FORGIVENESS AND LENT
 
In the second half of the Spring Term our worship focus will be Forgiveness whilst also focusing on Lent as we prepare for Easter. As part of our Lent focus, we will be using the Pilgrim's Pathway Resources from the Archbishop of York Trust. Our Lent Activity Grid will also help us to focus on  thankfulness, promise, forgiveness and reflection.
RESPECT
 
During the first half of Spring Term we will be thinking about Respect in our worship. We will be thinking about a quote from the Bible.
'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.'
Matthew 7:12
This Bible verse is displayed in the Golden Rule mosaic presented to the UN in 1985 which now hangs in UN HQ in New York. It depicts people from different nations standing together with the words from the Bible verse. All countries that belong to the UN have agreed that they will try to live by this golden rule. We will be considering how we can live by this rule in our school and community.
AUTUMN TERM 2020/21
COMPASSION
During November and December we will be thinking about the value of COMPASSION and how we can use the Fruit of the Spirit to be compassionate.
Have a look at these stories we have looked at in our worship so far this half term
What do the stories teach us about Compassion?
 
We have also had some wonderful Collective Worships where we have been able to learn about those in need. Christine from Rock of Joy shared with us an update on the Lady Grace School in Uganda and encouraged us in our fundraising ideas to help buy new playground equipment for the school.
 
Kathleen from Christian Aid talked to us about the compassionate work of Christian Aid and we learnt about how important a mosquito net can be in saving lives. This is something we can help with in our school.
 
Finally, through Advent we are learning about refugees and asylum seekers living here on the Wirral. We had a Collective Worship to learn more about the local charity A Heart 4 Refugees and we are running a Reverse Advent Calendar to collect items needed by the refugees and asylum seekers. We spent time reflecting on how we can help and be compassionate.
 
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Remembrance Poppies
 
Many children in our school have made poppies at home as a mark of Remembrance Day 2020.  
PRAYER AND SHARE- Thursday 22nd October
Usually we hold our special child led Prayer and Praise Worships in the hall each half term. Each class chooses a song or hymn and we share prayers. We can't gather in the hall at the moment, or sing, so we held a Prayer and Share online focused on the theme of generosity. It was the first time we had all gathered together and could see each other during worship. Staff and children alike felt revived and inspired by this worship and God was very much at the heart of our worship.
HARVEST CELEBRATIONS 2020
 
During the week of the 5th October we celebrated Harvest. Each class held a Harvest worship and we collected food donations for the Charles Thompson Mission. Take a look at our Twitter feed to see our donations being collected.
 
Some of us recorded what we are thankful for at this Harvest time.
During the first half of Autumn term we have focused on the Christian Value of GENEROSITY. We have also learnt about the Miracles of Jesus. 
We have considered how we can be cheerful givers and how we can use our Fruit of the Spirit to be generous.
 
We have adapted our whole school worship for use within our year group bubbles. Our adapted worship schedule can be found here.
You can watch some of the stories we have used during worship the first half of Autumn term here
 
The story of Johnny Appleseed
 
The story of Nehemiah
 
The story of Jesus meeting the Centurion
 
One of the prayers we have used this half term about Generosity

Dear Lord

Help us to be generous and

Do all we can,

By all the means we can,

In all the ways we can, In all the places we can,

At all the times we can,

To all the people we can,

As long as we ever can.

Amen