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Worship Round Up

Friday 8th 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 - Working Hard to Look After Our School

In worship on Monday, we continued to explore the themes in the book: 'The World Needs More Purple Schools'. We recapped the definition of what it means to be part of a community and we agreed that it meant a group of people working collaboratively and sharing the same values. Then, we focused on how we could show these values in action by considering the following question - how do we look after our school community? We discussed that it would mean actively looking for opportunities to support each other, not walking past if we notice something is out of place, developing a sense of - 'It's all of our space so we all have a part to play in looking after it'. Finally we talked about how we could consider our small actions in shared spaces such as the libraries, corridors, playground and classrooms. We then reflected on the fact that looking after our environment would give us a much better space to work in, take chances in our learning and push ourselves to be more independent. 

 Tuesday's Worship

Blue Peter Book Club

On Tuesday, we focused on 'World Book Week' and heard all about the Blue Peter Book Club. We thought about what a book club is and why some people choose to join these. We ahd a look at the Blue Peter Book Club and heard some reviews from some children from around the country who had all been reading the same book. We then had a look at the book choices from the last few months from the book club and thought about which book we would choose and why... We realised that we would not all choose the same book as different things interest each of us. We encouraged the children to have a look at the Blue Peter Book Club and to get involved by reading some of the books and sharing their reviews - more details can be found here: Blue Peter Book Club.

Wednesday's Worship

Jesus's Entry to Jerusalem. 

In worship this week we shared the account of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and the crowd receiving him with celebrations: Hosanna to the King of kings. We talked about those who were jealous of Jesus also being in the crowd. We reflected on what the account tells us about Jesus and his disciples. The children identified how Jesus was humble and kind and that he trusted in God's plan. We talked about how we can use this example day to day and know that God has a plan for each and every one of us.  Mark 11 v9: "And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest."

Thursday's Worship

Singing

Today we learnt a new song: 'There is a Redeemer'. We talked about the fact that Jesus is our redeemer and what that means. We also discussed the meaning of the line "For sinners slain" and linked it to what we remember at this time of year. We also sang our other Easter worship songs: 'Easter Jubilation' and 'Sing Out an Easter Song'.

Friday's Worship

 How do we Demonstrate Courage at School?

On Friday, we focused on our value of 'Courage'. We went back to what it means: “The ability to do something even when you know it could be hard. The ability to do what is right even when it feels scary.” We then looked at 3 different scenarios and considered why some of us might need courage to carry out the actions: "Telling an adult if you see someone doing the wrong thing; trying something new or a harder challenge; telling someone that you disagree with them." We talked about what you could be feeling and why it is important to overcome this and demonstrate courage by doing the thing that you are worried about. Finally we reflected on Joshua 1v9: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."  To close our worship, the choir sang for us led by Mrs Walker - it was great to hear them perform together for the first time this term.