Collective Worship is practiced every day and links are made to our School Mission:
We visit Church weekly for worship and are fortunate that we have Reverend Jen or our Open the Book team (led by dedicated Church parishioners) to support with the delivery of worship in school.
Worship is used as a time to develop children's spirituality and deep thinking; a time for reflection and prayer.
Our wonderful Open the Book team delivering a worship
Collective worship is the unique heartbeat of our Church school and is offered as part of a broader opportunity for pupils and adults to encounter faith by engaging in conversations about God, both as individuals and together.
Many schools work with the local vicar and other church members to plan and deliver invitational, reflective, and engaging acts of worship. There is plenty of flexibility in the provision of collective worship to enable all pupils to benefit without compromising their beliefs.
Collective worship gives pupils and school staff the opportunity to:
- Engage in an act of community.
- Express praise and thanksgiving to God.
- Be still and reflect.
- Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events.
- Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness.
- Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ.
- Affirm Christian values and attitudes.
- Share each other's joys and challenges.
- Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar.
Learn more about spirituality at All Saints' by clicking here!
Every week, the children at All Saints' take time to reflect on a number of issues in their Class Worship. One of the ways we do this is through Picture news. We use Picture News to learn about World Events and how they link to our school values and British Values.
Every half-term, our Pupil Ministry leads class worship. The Ministry plan, resource and deliver the worship to children across school.
KS1 and KS2
Hand to Mouth
Hand to Mouth visit school every term to provide a stimuli for pupils to look beyond themselves and ask the Big Questions of life, encouraging them to engage with their own morality and issues such as respect, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Hand to Mouth provide opportunities, without compulsion to grow spiritually, through experiencing prayer, stillness, worship and reflection. They also offer the opportunity to encounter the teachings of Jesus and their relevance today.
Here are some children from Year 3 and 4 on the Journey of Respect -
The children in Reception learning about the Creation Story -
Year 5 and 6 learned about the 10 Commandments -