Summer Term 1 2023
Our Worship theme this half term is Trust. How if we trust in the Lord he will give us strength.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." The Good News: Putting your trust in God is the way forward. Set aside your anxieties and doubts and turn it all over to the Lord.
It is important that we have people in our lives who we can trust.
Monday 9th January 2023- Celebrating Epiphany
Friday 6th January 2023
Happy New Year! Our Worship theme this week was about New Years Resolutions. We may have resolutions to help improve ourselves and we discussed how we need to break these into small pieces and not attempt to eat the whole elephant at once so we have small steps to success.
We also discussed how it is also important that we use our New Years Resolutions to think about others.
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
We decided that we will have an Act of Kindness Tree in school where acts of kindness can be acknowledged by staff and children as there has been a few niggles at breaktimes and lunchtimes and so focusing on the positives will be a good start to the New Year of 2023!
Monday 12th September
Our Worship theme this half term is Responsibility. This has become quite poignant within the last week, due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the succession of King Charles III. We looked at some of the footage from the Ascension at St James's Palace where he officially became King. We discussed all the responsibilities he will have, especially being the Head of the Church of England.
Friday 9th September
"It’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change." Queen Elizabeth II
With the sad news of the passing of our beloved Queen Elizabeth, on Friday we held a special Worship to reflect on her dedicated service to us and how kind and compassionate she was. Each class bought their Thank you prayer pebble and have gone away to write prayers of thanks to God for all the Queen gave to us. These are displayed in our Worship areas and in the library.
We have also created a book of condolence for the Queen, which the children, staff, parents and visitors can write in. David Sullivan our local Minister is the first one to write in it.
Monday 5th September 2022
This half term our Worship theme is all about responsibility. This is a really good Christian Value to start with as we start our new academic year and begin to think about all the new responsibilities we have in our class, on the playground and in school as a whole.
The Bible has a lot to say about taking responsibility. For example, we are to be responsible for the way we act toward others (Luke 10:30-37). We are responsible for the way we treat our families (1 Timothy 5:8). We are responsible to study God’s Word (2 Timothy 2:15). And we are responsible for the way we handle money (Hebrews 13:5).
God has done so much for us. He created us. He sent his son, Jesus, to die for us. He saves us from the punishment for our sins. As a way to show our thanks to him for all he’s done for us, we want to honour him. We do this by taking responsibility to live a life pleasing to him.
This half term's worship theme is Courage which is one of our Christian Values in school. As part of this Worship theme we are participating in the NSPCC's Speak Out, Stay Safe programme. We will be focussing on having the courage to speak out if you are uncertain/uncomfortable about things and have the courage to trust an adult to resolve any worries they have.
Speak out stay safe
Monday 25th April 2022
Our Worship theme this half term is "Truthfulness" and our focus is on how to support our mental health, being honest and telling the truth is really important. We are often asked if we are okay and our response is "yes I am fine". But what do we do if we aren't fine? Why don't we tell the truth? Does it depend on who is asking and whether we think they are asking us sincerely? We discussed this in worship and the children said it might be because they are embarrassed or they don't want to make a fuss. We discussed how being honest, sharing our thoughts, worries really helps our mental health-"A problem shared is a problem halved"
Monday 21st March 2022
Monday 14th March 2022
Monday 28th February 2022
Our worship theme this half term is love, which links with our Core Christian Value of Compassion. This theme is very apt with what is happening in Europe at the moment. Our key theme is that love is never ending and that we are all God's children to be loved.
Monday 28th January 2022
Our worship theme is Creativity. Thinking about how God made the world and made us all different and unique and how we can be creative in how we do things "thinking outside the box" Creativity is one of our core Christian values in school.
This week we are thinking about how in the Bible, Jesus had many situations whereby he needed to be creative and also thinking about how God the Father made his Son Jesus unique, different and gifted in lots of ways.
Tuesday 4th January 2022
Our worship theme today was regarding "intentions". Normally at the start of a new year we have resolutions but instead of thinking of them in this way we were thinking about how we can have "good intentions" instead. We read Matthew 22:1-14 with a story that Jesus told about a wedding where guests were invited and all accepted the invitation to attend. So they had good intentions to go to the wedding but on the day they had other things to do and so didn't attend the wedding. This teaches us that we are all invited to be part of God's family but sometimes things get in the way and we forget to follow God's path and help others.
So we then thought about starting the new year with a "good intention" for ourselves, but also for others. Each class then decided on their own class "good intention" which they will display in their worship area.
Monday 15th November 2021
Monday 8th November- The poppy "A vote for peace"
As part of class worship each class wrote a prayer about our worship theme of peace linked to Remembrance Day and the symbol of the poppy. Here is the prayer by Oak class.
Monday 1st November 2021- New Worship theme of Peace
Monday 18th October-Spirituality and Hope
Monday 11th October 2021- Being a hope giver
Monday 4th October 2021
Monday 27th September 2021
Our worship theme this half term is hope. We have talked about what the word hope means (like wish) and how our faith and hope in God enables us to have a positive outlook when there might not appear to be much.
The theme for this worship was "symbols of hope" and it was inspired by Iris in Year 3. She had been looking at a picture and thought that the birds in the picture were doves who were a symbol of hope. I showed all the children in school the picture and we discussed other symbols of hope they could see;
As always the children astounded me with their responses such as;
The flying boat is the only source of hope for people to leave.
The dragon is a symbol of hope as he has been sent by God to save the world.
There is a phoenix rising from ashes as a symbol of hope.
There are shadows which show hope is coming.
We then looked at the anchor as a Christian symbol of hope. See the powerpoint below: