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Worship Round Up

Friday 23rd February 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

On Monday in worship we focused on the message in Philippians 2:3-5 which encourages us to follow the example of Jesus. We considered the importance of everyone in our community feeling valued and focused on 4 things that can help us to make others feel valued: Demonstrating Wonder and Curiosity (asking questions); Looking After our School and Wider Community; Having Fun Together (building relationships); Listening Really Well (valuing the opinions of others). Over the next few weeks we will explore each of these in more detail and consider examples where we have seen Jesus demonstrate these too. 

 Tuesday's Worship

Chinese New Year

On Tuesday we learnt about Chinese New Year. Two of our Year 5 pupils led the worship and shared their own experiences of the celebration. We reflected on what hope means and what we would like for a ‘new year’. We read Psalm 33 and asked God to help us with the things that we do not have control of in our lives but hope for.


Wednesday's Worshp

Easter Traditions Around the World

On Wednesday we thought about Easter traditions. We considered the traditions that we are most familiar with at Easter, such as: giving and receiving chocolate eggs and eating hot cross buns. We then found out about some different traditions from around the world and the significance of these: a giant omelette in France to feed 2000; dressing in old clothes in Sweden and walking round the neighbourhood for treats (a bit like trick or treating); flying kites in Bermuda (which was started originally by a teacher who was trying to explain ressurection to their pupils); Easter fires in Denmark, Sweden and Germany and colourful carpets in Guatemala. We considered the purpose of these traditions and discussed that they can be a way to remember specific events as well as to celebrate them. 

Thursday's Worship


Today we practised two songs about celebrating Easter:
Easter Jubilation
Sing Out an Easter Song

Friday's Worship

 World Book Day 2024

On Friday, we introduced the exciting events and theme for this year's world book day. The theme this year is 'Read Your Own Way'! In worship, we considered how different people will have different barriers to reading. We then used our talk partners to discuss how these barriers could be overcome. For example, if the barrier to reading was not liking being alone or in silence, we discussed how you could read with a friend or family member and have discussion points to give yourself a chat break about reading! We talked about if you are daunted about big chapter books then you could start by looking at graphic novels - a very popular option at the moment. We listened to authors such as Rosie Jones describe their barriers to reading and how they've overcome them too. We are really looking forward to our whole school celebrations - look out for your child's sponsored read form and World Book Day voucher.