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Worship Round Up

Friday 1st March 2024

Our weekly round-up aims to support our parents in the conversations that they are having at home with their children. 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: ‘The World Needs More Purple Schools’ led by class teachers or the senior leadership team who explore the theme of 'All Made in God's Image' and how we can follow the example of Jesus;
  • 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 Focus' led by Mrs Evans or Mrs Griffin;
  • 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.

Monday's Worship

Valuing our Community - Wonder and Curiosity

On Monday in worship we focused again on the message in Philippians 2v3-5 which encourages us to follow the example of Jesus. We explored the meaning of 'Wonder and Curiosity' and considered why asking questons is such an important element of a community that values one another. Asking questions about one another helps us to understand each other better and to learn new things to strengthen our relationships. It also prevents us from judging on what we think we know about others. We ended worship with a prayer of thanks for every member of our commuity. 

 Tuesday's Worship

Belonging - Building a Sense of 'Team'

On Tuesday, we asked our classes to spend some time reflecting on themselves as a 'team'. We asked them to consider which words others would use to describe them as a group, whether these are the words that they want to be known for and even to consider what their theme tune would be and why. The purpose of this activity was to continue to develop a sense of 'belonging' within each classroom as research shows the importance of a sense of belonging if we are to flourish. It was wonderful to hear some of the words that classes chose, such as: helpful, happy, kind, loud, caring (can you guess the class?). We will continue to explore the theme of belonging as we go back to focusing on our school values and how we demonstrate these in our daily actions. 

Wednesday's Worship

Do we have to receive respect to give respect?

Today in worship some of the Year 5 pupils helped Mrs Griffin to lead a worship focused on respect. They asked the children in the room to consider out of 3 people put in front of them who they would give the most respect to. Some children chose one person because they felt that they were the oldest and 'wisest', some chose another because they felt that they had a close relationship with them and that they gave respect back to them. Mrs Griffin then posed the question: "Do we have to be given respect to show respect?" She discussed with the school that if we only gave respect when we felt respected back that we would soon see many problems in the world. Whilst respect may grow as we build a relationship with others, we should be showing respect even to those that we don't know so well within our community.  We used smarties as a visual aid. Whilst they may all look different on the outside there is a common and shared inner. We all want and need to be respected and we have Jesus as an example as to how we should do this.  Ephesians 4v32 '"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God has forgiven you'" 

Thursday's Worship

Singing

Today we sang three Easter songs:
Hosanna!
Sing Out an Easter Song
Easter Jubilation


Two of these songs contain harmony. We talked about what harmony means in music and reflected on the fact that harmony can also mean peace. We discussed how we can create harmony in our school by working well together in lessons and outside the classroom.

Friday's Worship

 How do we Demonstrate Commitment?

On Friday, we refocused on our value of commitment. We considered what commitment looks like each day within our school and what we should all as a community commit to each day. We then looked again at Matthew 7v13: "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 considered what this means for us each day and acknowledged that it is not always easy. We closed worship by sharing what we were each going to commit to doing everyday: showing kindness, listening, looking after our community - people and things and facing challenges.