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Worship Round Up

Friday 17th November 2023

Our weekly round-up aims to support our parents in the conversations that they are having at home with theirchildren. Each week, we will share the themes of each of our worships and any resources that we have been using, such as: videos, books and music, to allow our parents to access these if they wish to. Our weekly worship is structured in the following way: 

  • Monday Worship Focus: ‘Legacy…’ led by class teachers or the senior leadership team who explore people who are excellent role models within their field and consider the impact they had on our world today;
  • Tuesday Worship Focus: ‘What’s happening in the world this week?’ led by Mrs Griffin and focusing on key events that are taking place in the world currently;
  • Wednesday Worship Focus: ‘Bible Stories’ led by Luke Wickings (the vicar from St Paul’s) who is working through the stories of the Bible and exploring the lessons that can be learnt from these;
  • Thursday Worship Focus: Singing led by Mrs Griffin and Mrs Walker;
  • Friday Worship Focus: Values and Celebration led by Mrs Evans who revisits one of our core values — Commitment, Courage and Love, along with celebrating the team points winners for the week and achievements from outside school with the pupils.



 Tuesday's Worship

 Light: Festival of Diwali and Remembrance Sunday

On Tuesday we considered light and how we need this in our lives. We reflected on Remembrance Sunday and the festival of Diwali. We looked at how light is a guide for us and helps us to see. We explored the description of Jesus as the Light of the world and the guidance he offers us. John 8:12: "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Wednesday's Worship 

Sermon on the Mount - Choose Your Path Carefully

On Wednesday, Luke continued to explore the Sermon on  the Mount with us and we specifically focused on the passage that highlights that we always have two paths or  choices to make. Matthew 7:13: “Enter through the  narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” We talked about the narrow path being the path of following Jesus and that at times it is not the easiest path. For instance, we spoke about Jesus teaching us to love unconditionally and although that is not always easy, we can make the choice to actively try to follow Jesus's example. We spoke about the importance of remembering that we always have a choice in our actions and our responses. 

Thursday's Worship

Singing Practice

This week in KS2 singing worship we sang:

  • - The Holly and the Ivy
  • - Turn Down the Lights
  • - Ding Dong Merrily on High

KS1 continued practising the songs for their Nativity— "Hey Ewe".

Friday's Worship

Community

On Friday, we reflected on what it means to be part of a ‘community’. Mrs Evans shared with the children that she has recently been giving tours of our school for families who are trying to decide if they would like to join our school community. I explained to the children that a community is...'a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common'. I then asked the children to consider how Jesus and his disciples demonstrated that they were a community through their actions and behaviours—we considered things like them eating together, sharing prayers together, listening to messages given by Jesus and sharing these on more widely with others. We then considered how we behave as a community with our actions focusing on things such as: joining together in worship daily, meeting together in the playground, working on shared projects (shoeboxes) and developing our key values and demonstrating this outside of school as well as while we are here. I closed worship by asking the children to consider this questions: What would be the one key thing that you would share with other people to explain why they should join our community?