Collective Worship at KSM.
Collective Worship at KSM
Collective worship is an important part of the school day at Kington St Michael Church of England Primary School. It is a special time where we come together to worship and reflect on our school vision and values. We want to make the most of our opportunities in Collective Worship; developing our children’s spirituality and their understanding, awareness and appreciation of those messages and beliefs founded through our faith and the value we have for all around us.
At KSM our Collective Worship aims to be inclusive, invitational and inspiring.
Through Collective Worship, we aim to give the children opportunities to:
- Recognise the place Christian faith has in the lives of people
- Develop a sense of wonder, awe, curiosity and mystery
- Understand the difference between right and wrong and the consequences of their actions for themselves and for others
- Be creative, questioning and imaginative within a broad Christian framework that recognises the importance of experience, personal values and respect for the beliefs of others
- Recognise, respect and celebrate cultural diversity
- See the relevance of Christian tradition in their own lives
- To be part of the planning process for Collective Worship so it is meaningful to them
Pupil participation and pupil voice is an important part of our collective worship. Our KS2 Worship Council make a significant contribution to our Collective Worship and Church festivals.
We use the ‘Roots and Fruits’ scheme as the basis of our Collective Worship. This resource supports spiritual and moral development in our school. It comprises of 18 values over a three year cycle. These values are the golden thread which runs through our Collective Worship programme and each term we focus on one value.
We share these values via our website and on our school newsletters. This helps parents and carers to support pupils understanding of them.
Value certificates and stickers are awarded to pupils and classes who have noticeably demonstrated the value during a term.
Values for 2023-2024.
Key Bible story
The Good Samaritan
Jesus heals a leper
Daniel in the lion’s den
Jonah and the whale
Ruth and Naomi
The Roman Centurion
Parents may find it useful to know which value we are focusing on each term, in order to discuss at home. You can find out more about this term’s value by looking at the link below:
Our value for Term 1 is Generosity
Our value for Term 2 is Compassion
Our value for Term 3 is Courage
Our value for Term 4 is Forgiveness
Our value for Term 5 is Friendship
Our value for Term 6 is Respect
What children at Kington St Michael CE Primary school say about our values:
“Values make you think twice.”
“Our values make us all nice to each other.”
“Our values help you make the right decision at the right time.”
Reflection, stillness and quiet
Children at our school are encouraged to reflect on their behaviour in the light of these values. They are helped to understand that if they think carefully about the values, their behaviour will become more positive and the quality of their learning enhanced.
We give time for stillness and quiet reflection to help them take responsibility for their learning and behaviour. We use this in assemblies, in classrooms and with individual pupils.
A candle is lit in assemblies to create a calm and spiritual atmosphere. Each class has a reflection area where children may go in order to be by themselves or with a friend to talk or think. We also have a designated Prayer Space which children can use for prayer and further reflection.