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Collective Worship

At Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School, our act of daily Collective Worship is an important part of the day when we gather as a school community to reflect, think and pray.

 

It is a time when we think about our school values and promote the moral, social and cultural development of our children. 

 

We reflect on the role we play in our school, church, local and global communities.   We also explore other world religions.  Our children play an active role leading aspects of Collective Worship and join in through drama, discussion, prayer and reflections.

 

Collective Worship takes place in different ways throughout the week.

 

  • Twice a week we meet as a Key Stage and these acts of worship are led by different members of staff. 

 

  • The children join in weekly singing sessions where they are given the chance to learn and perform songs and hymns with their peers. 

 

  • On a Friday our Head teacher leads a celebration assembly

 

  • Once a week the children worship in their class

 

As a split site school it is important that we meet as a whole school to worship at key points throughout the year.  We also worship together on our whole school Curriculum Days. The following services are held in our local churches and led by the children alongside members of our local church community. 

 

Nativity

Christingle

Easter

Harvest

 

 

We are lucky enough to have a Spiritual Garden where our acts of Collective Worship can sometimes take place.  At these times, the children can reflect on our wonderful world and nature.

Rev Sandra Williams visited us at Winfrith today and led a Collective Worship about 'new beginnings'.  

Harvest Festival

We celebrated our Harvest Festival before half term.  We enjoyed singing our Harvest songs with our classmates and joining in with some Harvest Prayers.  We brought goods for the local food bank to help our local community.

 

 

Remembrance Day

We held a service of Remembrance at both sites on 11th November.  The children had made crosses to lay at our Peace Poles and they joined in singing and with a 2 minutes silence.  We were proud that a representative of the school was also able to attend a service at our local church and children from the school laid a wreath.

Rev Sandra Williams also visited us to lead a Collective Worship about Remembrance and we joined in some prayers as we thought about why we wear our poppies.

Godly Play

Today Susan Marsh a member of St Christopher's Church in Winfrith visited us to lead a Godly Play session.  The children listened carefully to the story of Creation and then enjoyed joining in with the actions for every day.  One child commented 'I thought God might have seen me doing the actions and would be proud'.

Christmas Godly Play

Mrs Marsh visited Robins and Woodpeckers this week to share the Christmas Story.  The children loved playing with the characters and spotting who they had been in our Nativity Play.  They also joined in very enthusiastically with all of the actions. 

Godly Play Spring Term

The children in Robins and Woodpeckers have been joining in their Godly Play sessions enthusiastically during the Spring Term.  This week we were visited by Mr and Mrs Marsh and they learnt about Jesus' disciples and enjoyed learning a song about Jesus and his special friends.

Easter Godly Play

Mrs Marsh visited us for Godly Play today.  We talked about Palm Sunday and even got to wave some real palm leaves to show the welcome the people of Jerusalem gave Jesus.  Mrs Marsh read from the Bible and told us about each part of the Easter story.

 

Easter Service

On the last day of term we held our Easter Service at Holy Trinity Church in West Lulworth.  It was lovely for our pupils, staff, parents and members of the local community to be able to come together to celebrate such a special time in the Christian year.

Godly Play

Mrs Marsh told us the story of 'The Lost Sheep' in Godly Play this week. We enjoyed joining in with the actions and part of the story and thought about our school value forgiveness.

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