For Autumn 2018, we began thinking about thankfulness and having an 'Attitude of Gratitude'. This linked with our Harvest Celebrations, including a Harvest Service in school for our school community and hosting a Harvest Lunch for local senior citizens. Our Year 6 class also took part in the St. Alban's Cathedral Harvest Service.
Love and Compassion
For the first part of the Summer Term, we looked at Love and Compassion in collective worship. We talked about 'costly caring' and giving or ourselves to others in a variety of ways. Our main Bible reference was:
"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." (Colossians 3.12).
Linked to our bi-centenary, we are looking at Service to end the school year.
Peace and Hope
Our values for the Spring Term 2018 are Peace and Hope.
We have challenged the children to think of and design a symbol of 'Peace' which will accompany our new school prayer.
Friendship and Cooperation
Our main value for the second half of the autumn term, follows on from Koinonia and asks the children to consider; what a true friend is, how they can be a better friend, that if you want to have good friends you also have to be one, anti-bullying, kindness and working together as a school family.
We enjoyed exploring Koinonia in school recently. We thought about how:
· Everyone feels included, valued and important
· People support one another
· Everyone makes a contribution and gives of themselves
· School values have a positive impact on the local community and beyond
The YouTube video below is a lovely example of what we have been talking about in collective worship...
Summer 2017 - Good to be me
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
- Leo Buscaglia
Spring 2017 - Truth, Trust, Honesty, and Forgiveness
So trust the Lord always. Trust the Lord because He is our rock for ever.
- Isaiah 26 v4
Spring 2017 - Light
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts…
- 2 Corinthians 4:6