Everyone looks forward to this part of the day as everyone gets to take part and come together to celebrate the day's experiences.
The whole school, including members of staff, meet together to develop their spiritual, moral and cultural development. Children are regularly asked to listen to stories, think about their own actions, beliefs and behaviours and to reflect upon these as part of their lives and the lives of others. Children say daily lunchtime and home time thank-you prayers and complete their day with a positive thought. Leaders will often introduce a thought provoking theme which challenges the children’s thinking. We have developed a range of themes linked to our SEAL curriculum and promote these through daily lessons, class collective worship and whole school assemblies. Multicultural and multifaith weeks are also planned in across the year and we celebrate different festivals. Classes take part in religious and cultural visits to various places of worship and frequently visit the local church. An overarching theme is chosen for each half term and weekly themes are developed from this and presented in a variety of ways. We are also mindful of the church calendar and we aim to give children an understanding of festivals and celebrations.
Various people assist the Head Teacher in conducting whole school worship. Visitors play an important part in the life of our school and regularly contribute to collective worship. The local Reverend attends whole school assembly regularly and members of charitable organisations are invited into school to speak to the children. On major festivals (e.g. Harvest, Christingle, Christmas, Easter) collective worship is held in the local church.
Families are invited to join us each half term during the celebration assemblies and class assemblies on a Friday afternoon.