Collective Worship is an important part of school life at Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School. Collective Worship focusses on making space and time for pupils, staff, academy councillors and sometimes the wider school community to join together and share in worship through learning, music, reflection and prayer. Our Pupil Voice Group ‘CREW’ has recorded the impact of Collective Worship at Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School.
Our School Prayer:
Bless our school
When working together and playing together,
We learn to serve you and to serve one another.
AUTUMN TERM 2021: KINDNESS
Week 1 (Beginning 06.09.21)
Introducing our Christian Vision: Kindness, Fellowship and Confidence (KFC)
INTENTION – “What does it mean to be KIND? Can you find examples of people showing KINDNESS throughout the week?”
IMPLEMENTATION – Together with Mrs. Cross, we examined the ‘Big Picture’ of Christianity by arranging the major events contained within the Bible. We had opportunities to explore our Autumn Term focus: ‘Kindness’ during the week at our Key Stage Collective Worship gatherings and throughout the school day.
IMPACT – On Friday morning we gathered in the Hall to share our thoughts and observations of KINDNESS:
“I noticed that when a little girl fell down that an older girl helped her to get up – that was KIND!”
“I was kind because I helped look after my dog.” George
We learned that there are many ways to be KIND. We noticed examples of KINDNESS at home, in school and on the playground. There was an opportunity to reflect quietly on how we could be kind to each other at school, at home and in our community every day.
Week 2 (Beginning 13.09.21)
INTENTION – “What does it mean to be COMPASSIONATE? “How can I show COMPASSION this week?”
IMPLEMENTATION – We had Rev. Bruce Sawyer, Mrs. Sawyer and Rev. Claire McClelland come into school as part of ‘Open the Book’ to read the Bible story of The Kind Stranger (Luke 10:25-37). This story showed us what it means to be compassionate. In our Key Stage Collective Worship gatherings we looked at how we can look after each other.
IMPACT – On Friday morning we reflected on what we learned throughout the week on the theme of COMPASSION:
“I noticed that my dad needed help, so I helped him out.” Euan
“I helped feed my baby brother to help my mum” Arran
“I checked in with Mrs. Howes-Jones to make sure she was OK.” Bella
We learned that we can show kindness by being compassionate to others by lending a hand or by ‘checking in’!
Week 3 (Beginning 20.09.21)
INTENTION – “Why is it important to be CARING?” “How can I be CARING to those around me?”
IMPLEMENTATION – Rev. Claire McClelland came into school to share the Bible Story of The Good Shepherd (Matthew 18:10-14). She chose some volunteers to be sheep – one got ‘lost’ behind Mr. Clarke but it was found which showed us that we are all important and that Jesus cares for each of us. We learned about the importance of being caring in our Key Stage Collective Worship gatherings, too. Mrs. Humble even brought her adorable puppy, Sage, in to school to share how to care for our pets.
IMPACT – On Friday morning we looked back on our week and the theme of CARING. We shared our experience with the school:
“I gave my mum some chocolate to show I care!” Jack
“I care about my mum so helped clean the house!” Leo
“Sage came to visit so we could learn how important it is to care for animals.” Kobi
“I helped my Grandad carry wood.” Carlton
Week 4 (Beginning 27.09.21)
INTENTION – “How can I be kind by being SUPPORTIVE?
IMPLEMENTATION – Rev. Claire McClelland joined us to tell us the Bible story Jesus is Baptised (John 1-17). In the Key Stage Collective Worship gatherings we built a giant LEGO structure to demonstrate how blocks support each other and how we support each other. A group of KS2 girls performed an act based around being supportive to friends. Emily and Noah asked the audience questions to engage them. A small group of children created their own prayer about being supportive to share with the rest of the children.
IMPACT – On Friday morning we gathered in the Hall to reflect on the week of learning about KINDNESS through being SUPPORTIVE.
“We can make the LEGO strong so it doesn’t fall – like us.” Layla
“I was supportive to my mum by helping with the washing!” Euan
“I helped my mam to clean the kitchen.” Maisy
“I supported someone in school to get a drink of water.” Dexter
“I supported my friend to learn their spellings.” Cooper
“I give the teachers a smile to make their day a little bit better.” Emily
The children have learned that we can all have times when we struggle and if we support each other we make each other stronger.
Week 5 (Beginning 04.10.21)
INTENTION – “Think of something THOUGHTFUL that you can do for someone else this week.”
IMPLEMENTATION – On Wednesday morning, Mrs. Cross read the Bible Story Jesus Teaches Through Stories (Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 8). In our Collective Worship gatherings throughout the week we explored being THOUGHTFUL in a variety of ways. For example, in the EYFS/KS1 Collective Worship Mr. Storey encouraged the children to be thoughtful by creating a card to say thank you to Rev. Bruce Sawyer and Rev. Claire McClelland for their lovely message about rainbows and God’s promise at our Harvest Service at the Methodist Chapel. At the KS2 Collective Worship gathering Miss Hunter-Purvis led a discussion on thoughtfulness and Mrs. Parvin read a Thrive story closing with a prayer:
Dear Lord, We thank you for the examples we see today, we thank you for people who show us how to be thoughtful, how they brighten and bring colour to other’s days. Thank you to those who are thoughtful around us and bring much positivity to our lives. Dear Lord, show us how to be kind and thoughtful each day. Amen.
IMPACT – On Friday morning we gathered in the Hall to reflect on what it means to be THOUGHTFUL and to discover what THOUGHTFUL things we did this week.
“I played with the little ones on the big field.” Thomas
“I tidied up the paper towels that were on the floor to be thoughtful of the cleaners.” Jake
“I helped Mrs. Davies tidy up the classroom.” Alexander
“I made a rainbow card with Sophie to say thank you.” Eliza
The children understand the importance to thinking of other people and how that thoughtfulness can inspire KINDNESS to others.
Archived Collective Worship
You can view our Archived Collective Worship work on our website.