Open The Book- The Easter Story.
Open The Book- The Easter Story.

Collective Worship themes         

As a church school, our ethos is based on core Christian values. In our Collective Worship, we follow the Values for Life scheme which facilitates children’s reflection upon these key values. We work very closely with the team from Christ Church to tailor the scheme to the church calendar and ensure that we offer a broad perspective on each theme which is relevant to the age of our children.

Each term we focus on a different value, exploring a new aspect of that value each week. Monday's Collective Worship are whole school Collective Worship setting a focus for exploring the value we are reflecting on; Tuesday is a singing assembly with songs based on the current value; Wednesday is class based Collective Worship; Thursday is led by a member of Christ Church. Friday is Class Assembly or Celebration Assembly to which parents of children involved are invited. We also participate in services and assemblies in Christ Church throughout the year.

We are very lucky to have close links with our local church, Christ Church. Each week, on a Thursday morning, a small team from Christ Church come across to the school to lead collective worship. Their sessions are called 'Open the book'. Using 'The Lion Teller Story Bible' ,which has been written in a way which is good for reading out loud to children, they tell the children well known bible stories and invite some of them to participate by helping to act out these stories.

 Whilst Sambourne C of E Primary School is a church school, we are aware that our children have a variety of faiths. As such, we include all children in our assemblies but they are asked to join in our prayers only if they would like to.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Whole school

Collective Worship

Singing 

practice

Class Collective Worship

'Open the book'

Celebration

assembly

The chart below shows what the key values are and when we will be learning about them. In the academic year 2014-15 we are in Year B.

 

Term

Year A

Year B

Year C

1

New beginnings             

Thankfulness

Trust

2

Christmas/ Creativity

Compassion

Service

3

Hope                                

Peace

Respect

4

Truthfulness                   

Forgiveness

Wisdom

5

Friendship                       

Humility

Justice

6

Perseverance

Generosity

Trust