Collective Worship

Collective Worship

Collective Worship is a central part of school life at Duloe. Each half-term, our Collective Worship is based around one of our Christian Values (Compassion, Creativity, Friendship, Perseverance and Respect). 

As well as this, Collective Worship also focuses on key events within the Christian calendar and other local and national events which help to develop children's spirituality. 

First Wednesday Worship 


On the first Wednesday of each month, Collective Worship is held at our local church St Cuby's. Reverend Chloe leads the service with the help of our Junior Worship Team. The children's families are welcome to attend the service and can enjoy biscuits and squash after the service. 

Celebration Assembly


On every Friday, Collective Worship takes the form of a Celebration Assembly. Children who have been awarded a Christian Values token during the week, may have their name pulled out of their classes box and choose a reward/privilege as a result. 

Reverend Chloe


At Duloe we are very fortunate that Reverend Chloe leads a fun and interactive Collective Worship once a week. The children really look forward to Reverend Chloe's visits which develop even one of our Christian Values or key Christian events. 

Christian Calendar


The school always marks the key Christian events with services at St Cuby's church. These include: Harvest, Christmas and Easter. 


Prayers

As part of Collective Worship, children also have the opportunity to write their own prayers and leave them in a prayer box. Prayers that are written on green paper will be prayed for by Rev. Chloe and displayed in St Cuby's Church, while prayers on red paper are private prayers and will be prayed for by Rev Chloe, but not displayed. 


Junior Worship Team

During our first Wednesday Worship at St Cuby's church, a service sheet is produced which shows which readings and prayers the children will lead. Different children, from all age groups get the chance to participate in leading prayer. 


Junior Worship Team

This year our Junior Worship Team have introduced a M & M prayer for our Celebration Assembly. Each colour represents one of our Christian Values (Compassion, Creativity, Friendship, Perseverance and Respect). A member of the team pulls a M & M blindly from the packet and a prayer (written by the JWT) is read by the children for the corresponding Value. 

This week in Wednesday Worship, Rev. Chloe discussed the Creation story with the children.

Rev Chloe made the connection between the story and our 'Creative' Christian Value. 

The week we commemorated Remembrance Day within Collective Worship, focusing on the allies during the Second World War and linking this with our 'Friendship' Christian Value.

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Class 3 also wrote poems from the perspective of First World War soldiers in the trenches and read them in Church. 

Chris-tingle

What a magical service! For our First Wednesday Worship of December, Rev Chloe led a fantastic Chris-tingle service. The children sang beautifully and a selection of children read and said prayers to the congregation.  

Chris-tingle

All 90 children then collected their Chris-tingle oranges from the alter and and had them lit. It was wonderful to see so many family members attend the service as well. What a great way to start our festive celebrations.

Christmas Carol Concert

The Autumn term concluded with a traditional Carol Concert at St Cuby's Church. A selection of children read passages which re-told the story of the Nativity and the church was filled with some amazing singing. Dominic particularly showed us what a skilled singer he is when he sang a solo of Away in a Manger. 

Advent Tree

Class1 have been given responsibility for updating our Advent Christmas Tree. Each day the tree has another decoration added to it that represents part of advent. We would like to say thank you very much to Rev. Chloe for donating the tree to school. 

Epiphany 

On the 6th January, the first day back after the Christmas break, our Collective Worship focused on Epiphany. It is a special date in the Christmas story as it's when people celebrate how a star led the Magi - also known as the Three kings or the Wise Men - to visit the baby Jesus after he was born.

Bible Reading 

A big thank you to Cece in Year 1, who having attended Holy Hangout asked if she could read part of the parable of Nehemiah to the school in Collective Worship. She was supported by Emily and Stanley and did the most wonderful job. Thank you for leading our Worship!

Creativity 

Focusing on our value of 'Creativity', Rev Chloe spoke to children about how creative the world is and how creativity can be shown in many ways. The children even had a Lego competition to see how creative they could be with some simple bricks in only a few minutes. 

Parable of the Lost Sheep

In Collective Worship we reviewed our school parable of the Lost Sheep. The children identified where our Christian Values were used by the shepherd. They children then tested their own shepherding skills by trying to find lost sheep around the school, which carried our school values on them.

Ash Wednesday Liturgy 

Rev Chloe carried out an Ash Wednesday Liturgy this week. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent and is the first of the forty days of Lent leading up to Easter.  

The forty days refer to the time Jesus spent in the desert after being baptised in the Jordan by John and before beginning his public ministry. 

Children and staff who requested were blessed and given the mark of the cross on their foreheads, made from a paste of ash and holy oil. 

International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women's Day in Collective Worship the children learnt about changes in gender equality through history and how inequality between men and women still remains. Did you know that only 6 of the UK's FTSE 100 companies have a female CEO? As part of our 'Windows, Mirrors, Doors' approach to spirituality the children used the 'Mirror' to reflect on this inequality. 

Documents

View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Collective Worship Spring 1 2020.docx
Collective Worship Spring 1 2020.docx
Collective Worship Spring 2 2020.docx
Collective Worship Spring 2 2020.docx

 

 

 

Our Values...

Curiosity

Curious

We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.

Creativity

Creative

We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.

Excellence

Excellent

We are the best we can be.

Integrity

Responsible

We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.

Determination

Determined

We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic

We are passionate about learning.


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