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Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School believes that collective worship is an expression of the school’s Christian Vison. It is a reference point from which all our activities, thoughts, feelings and school ethos are developed.
We aim to promote collective acts of worship, which are rich, meaningful experiences that are appropriate and significant to the pupil’s needs, age, development and interest.
Central attributes of an act of worship
At Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School we will endeavour to fulfil the following ‘central attributes’ of worship:
Gathering Making worship a special time of the day
Engaging Using the best available techniques to stimulate interest in the content
Responding Ensuring there is time and opportunity for individual, group reflection and thought, so those attending can respond in a variety of ways
Sending Summarising the worship in a meaningful short message used to create an opportunity for those attending to implement the ideas covered and to conclude the worship
The centrality of prayer within Worship
During the collective worship there will be a time for response and reflection, to ponder on a question, statement or thought. All worships begin with the School Prayer. Within worship prayers may also be reflected in an invitational prayer, offered spontaneously by a child or adult, read out or recited.
Collective Worship Planning
Collective worship is planned systematically, so there is continuity, variety and clear focus on Christian beliefs and festivals. Worship is led by a variety of people that include school staff, pupils, governors, representatives from the parish church, members of different faith communities and members of the local community.
Organisation of Collective Worship
At Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School we hold a daily act of collective worship. This forms part of the school day. Throughout the week there will be a range of the following worship opportunities:
Whole School Worship led Headteacher
Whole School Worship led by teaching staff
Whole School Worship led by the clergy of St Mary’s Church
Whole School Worship - Open the Book
Whole School: Worship through Song
Whole School: Celebration Worship
Classroom Reflection Worship
Whole School Class led Worship
Summer Term 2 2023
Year 2 of 3 Year Cycle phased introduction to new planning
Valuing our World
To recognise the beauty and spirituality in our surroundings.
To make the different elements of the world and how they are important to different people in different ways.
To recognise the interdependence of all the different elements
To acknowledge and learn to understand the notion of stewardship and the role we play in protecting the world of the future.
To understand that we must live in harmony with our environment.
Respecting our ENVIRONMENT and having gratitude for what God created.
'In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth' Genesis 1:1
Our world is a rich, extraordinary resource which was created by God in peace. Peace with the natural environment is the beginning of peace with all of God's creation, including people. Our pupils today are the custodians of its future. Their lives, actions and behaviours will define its prospects and will shape a legacy for those to follow.
Joy is an awareness of God's goodness and love. Jesus' birth was accompanied by the joyful praise of angels and the worship of shepherds and wise men, all recognising the goodness of God in this His greatest gift - Jesus Christ. At Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School, we encourage the children to practise gratitude in their everyday lives, to find and spread joy in the smallest of things and have joy in the beauty of our world.
At Charles Kingsley’s CE Primary School, we explore the wonders and fascination of the world around us and inspire in our pupils a sense of awe and wonderment in the gifts of the earth. Our children will develop a sense of responsibility and respect for those with whom we share this magnificent planet and have joy in what God created.
Keeping the Faith
This half term we are linking our RESPECT values to ‘Environment’ and looking after the animals who live in God’s world.
To find out more about our Keeping the Faith worships check out the updates in latest news.