Sarum St Paul's CofE (VA) Primary School

Westminster Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7DG

01722 336459

admin@sarum-st-pauls.wilts.sch.uk

Collective Worship

In Church of England schools, collective worship reflects the traditions of the Church of England and develops learners' understanding of Anglican traditions and practice. 

Sarum St Paul’s Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary Aided School. Worship is an important part of the school day as it gives us the opportunity to come together as a school community to learn about God and our Christian way of life and to praise God. We consider Collective Worship to be a significant educational activity that both reflects and explores the schools distinctive Christian character and contributes to the academic achievement, personal development and well-being of all learners. Worship celebrates each unique individual member made in the image of God. It enables us to express feelings of respect and concern for ourselves, others, for our local community and our world. Collective worship has the potential to unite the whole school community and to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development for every child.

The School Collective Worship Policy reflects and reinforces the school’s vision and ethos and will demonstrate the partnership between the conduct and content of school worship and the ethos of the whole school based on Christian values of love, truthfulness, forgiveness and perseverance. Our Collective Worship policy can be read by clicking on this link: Collective Worship Policy 2018/19.

Our daily Act of Worship

Monday

9.05-9.25am

Whole school worship led by Headteacher or RE lead – Roots and Fruits theme introduced

A lunchtime prayer and end of day prayer and reflection happens on a daily basis.

Once a term, children are given time to reflect on the impact the worship theme has had on them by completing their ‘Diaries of Reflection’.

Tuesday

 

Class worship led by class teachers – reflection on Monday’s worship

Wednesday

9.05-9.25am

Whole school worship led by St Paul’s Church – Roots and Fruits theme explored further

Thursday

2.50-3.10pm

Whole school singing worship led by class teachers

Friday

9.05-9.25am

Whole school celebration worship led by Headteacher or Key Stage Managers

Roots and Fruits

The school follows the Roots and Fruits scheme, this is a Christian Collective Worship resource for primary schools, designed to support ‘whole school’ worship over. Rooted in Bible teaching, twelve Christian values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in every day life. Each term focuses on one value which links with the season of the Church year, an overview can be seen below:

2017/18

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Value

Generosity

Compassion

Courage

Forgiveness

Friendship

Respect

 Themes

·         Loving others as we love ourselves

·         Giving sacrificially

·         Giving cheerfully

·         Caring for creation

·         Giving our time

·         Noticing a need

·         Being a good neighbour

·         Putting on the right attitude

·         Having the courage to care

·         Coming to the rescue

 

·         Stepping out of your comfort zone

·         Doing the right thing, not the easy thing

·         Facing a challenge

·         Overcoming a fear

·         Encouraging others

·         Wiping the slate clean

·         Turning over a new leaf

·         Forgiving others as God has forgiven you

·         Beginning again

·         Putting the past behind us

·         Sticking together

·         Encouraging one another

·         Supporting one another

·         Making time for each other

·         Learning to listen

·         Remembering to pray for others

·         Valuing difference

·         Valuing others as we would like to be valued

·         Valuing special places

·         Valuing different opinions

Opportunities to involve the wider community in worship (at St Paul’s Church unless stated otherwise)

Harvest Festival

Christingle

KS2 Carol Concert

 

Easter Service

 

Year 6 Leavers’ celebration (Salisbury Cathedral)

Leavers’ Service

 

2018/19

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Value

Thankfulness

Trust

Perseverance

Justice

Service

Truthfulness

Themes

·         Thanking God for people who help us

·         Praising God in creation

·         Remembering to say thank you

·         Giving thanks even when times are difficult

·         Counting your blessings

·         Knowing our friends will support us

·         Knowing Jesus is with us in stormy times

·         Standing on God’s promises

·         Being trustworthy, not gossiping

·         Trusting God

·         Running the race of life

·         Keeping going against all odds

·         Doing the right thing

·         Meeting a personal challenge

·         Encouraging others to keep going

·         Treating people fairly

·         Making wise decisions

·         Seeing God’s love in action

·         Seeing the whole picture

·         Keeping God’s rules

·         Using our talents to serve

·         Receiving as well as giving

·         Giving with no strings attached

·         Looking at the heart

·         Living for others

·         Telling the whole story

·         Living without lies

·         Making the right choices

·         Searching for the truth

·         Having the courage to be honest

Opportunities to involve the wider community in worship

Harvest Festival

Remembrance

Year 6 Christingle (Salisbury Cathedral)

KS2 Carol Concert

 

Easter Service

 

Year 6 Leavers’ celebration (Salisbury Cathedral)

Leavers’ Service