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Worship Round Up

Friday 22nd 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 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

Year 3 and Year 4 Production - Peter Pan

On Monday the school was able to watch the dress rehearsal of the Year 3 and Year 4 Production - Peter Pan. The children really enjoyed the production. It was wonderful to see how confident the Year 4 children were in their roles, how the Year 3s supported the main parts with their fabulous singing and brilliant dance routines and it was wonderful to see some solo and small group singing performances too. So much to be proud of!

 Tuesday's Worship

World Water Day 2024 - Water for Peace

On Tuesday, Mrs Griffin talked about World Water Day. She began by getting us to reflect on why water is important to us. She then spoke to us about the fact that there is enough water in the world for all - God made enough - but that there are some people who do not have access to as much clean water as they really need. We reflected on practical things that we can do to ensure that we do not waste water, such as: turning off the tap when brushing our teeth or using water collected in the garden to water our plants. She then shared the theme for this year 'Water for Peace' and she asked us to consider how water can provide peace? One of our youngest pupils reflected on the fact that without enough water it can give us a headache which would not allow us to feel peace within ourselves. Mrs Griffin went on to share that in the Bible we can see Jesus described as 'living water' and she asked us to finally reflect on what could be the link between this and peace. She closed worship by making the link that when Jesus is taken into the lives of Christians they can be provided with peace. 

Wednesday's Worship

Good Friday

On Wednesday, we continued to learn about the Easter recount - focusing on Good Friday. Mrs Griffin shared a video with us about the events of Good Friday and asked us to reflect on why this day is referred to as 'Good' when we know hat Jesus died on that day. We reflected on the fact that we know Jesus's death was part of God's plan and that God's plan being realised was a good thing. Mrs Griffin then showed a hot cross bun. She shared that these are often eaten on Good Friday and are a symbol of Easter. She asked us to consider why and we reflected on the cross on the top symbolising the cross that Jesus died on, the shape of the bun representing the rock across the tomb and the spices used within the recipe representing the spices used on Jesus's body following his death. Next week we will be reflecting on the events that followed Good Friday during our Easter service at St Paul's Church led by our Year 6 Faith Reps. 

Thursday's Worship

Singing

This week in singing worship we practised the songs for our Easter Service:

Sing Out an Easter Song
Easter Jubilation
Hosanna


We also had a performance from Darcey in Year 5 who performed one of her Grade 2 piano pieces for us.

Friday's Worship

Choose the Narrow Gate

Today we talked again about Matthew 7v13-14. Luke has previously shared this with us in worship around making the right choice eventhough this may not be the easiest one. In this verse it is likened to taking the narrow gate and path which may be harder or take more effort to travel down. We looked at some scenarios that have been seen in school and considered what would be the easy (wide path) response and what would be the harder (narrow path) but better response. We then had a moment of refelction, taking time to silently consider if we have said or acted in a  way towards someone else this week which was the 'easy' option but may have hurt them in our response. We then thought about our worship on Wednesday which focused on Good Friday and the fact that Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins. We reflected on the message that none of us are perfect, but that we are called to reflect on and learn from our mistakes by trying our best to make the right choices in how we behave. We considered that in making these careful decisions we could demonstrate all three of our values: commitment, courage and love.