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 Bishop John Robinson C of E Primary School

Bishop John Robinson C of E Primary School

Be the best we can. Join in learning, play and prayer. Remember God's word.

Collective Worship


 

  • Collective Worship forms a valued part of each day. Christian Values are at the core of worship: each value is explored through The Bible, story, drama, song, prayer and pupils' work. 
  • Class led Collective Worship is well attended by families, as are our regular visits to our church - at least five times per year.
  • Collective Worship includes all children from Reception up to Year 6 and in the Spring and Summer Months, even our youngest Nursery children attend. Children with Special Educational Needs are supported to participate within collective worship.
  • Collective Worship is often punctuated by inspirational visitors who have included: the Bishop of Woolwich, a Paralympian, famous authors as well as representatives from charitable organisations (for example Greenwich Foodbank), scientists, and musicians.
  • The impact of Collective Worship can be seen many aspects of school life:
    • Children’s behaviour is guided through the values discussed in Collective Worship and children will often talk about and find examples of these values when in the playground (for example when learning about ‘Generosity’ many children could identify when they showed the value and when others did).
    • Children who need additional support with behaviour are reminded about the values, often alongside social stories and visual support.
  • Learners are taught through collective worship how to identify distinctive features of different Christian Traditions, for example:
    • The significance of the lit candle during Collective Worship
    • The liturgical colours of the seasons of the church year
    • The importance of Prayer
    • Liturgical responses
    • The singing of hymns
    • Christian festivals
  • Charity is a recurring theme during Collective Worship and children are encouraged to help those less fortunate than themselves showing compassion and generosity; for example, collecting for the Greenwich Foodbank, Comic Relief and Children in Need amongst others.
  • Personal prayer and reflection form an important part of Collective Worship and throughout the day:
    • Prayers written in class reflective areas or in the main reflective area are collected and prayed for in school and at church
    • Children pray at regular times during the day and are encouraged to pray at other times – for example when waiting for collective worship to begin.
  • The school incumbent takes a supportive role in teaching the children about God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, enabling learners to recognise this and talk about it with an impressive degree of understanding.