Collective Worship

The Vision of St John’s CE Primary School, Rishworth

Matthew 5:16 (NRSV)

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father in heaven.”

Following Matthew 5:16, people shine through success, honesty, independence, neighbourliness and enjoyment. We believe children learn best when they’re happy and have the confidence to respond to challenges, within a caring Christian environment where adults lead by example. We value the partnership with families and the community whilst striving to give our best.

Spring Term 2021

Week beginning 18th January 2021

Join with us to worship together during this lockdown closure of school. There will be a weekly assembly and the home worship resources can be used daily at home.

This week’s assembly is conducted by Mrs Wasyliw and reflects upon this new lockdown.

There are three videos for this worship and an additional suggested worship song.

 

This song has been enjoyed by EYFS and KS1 children in school. It is an action worship song and helps us to remember that in difficult times God is like a lighthouse guiding us to safety if people trust in him.

Other worship resources.

In light of the recent lockdown and school closures, we have devised a worship at home pack for all members of the St John’s CE Primary School community. As a Church of England school, we are called to support and develop the school community through collective worship and invite you to use this resource with your children.

St John’s CE Worship at Home pack

In addition to our school worship pack, the following are some suggestions from the Leeds Children and Young People Services in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds.

Little Worship Company

This Rainbow Prayer from Messy Church links in with the Rainbow kindness project that has recently launched in the U.K.

The following are ideas to set up reflective areas at home

Autumn Term 2020

Christingle

Please find the letter of introduction and resources for at-home participation of our first ever Christingle at St John’s. We will be working on this in school on Friday 18th December to replace our “Carols in Church” service and this will form another part of our “Together Apart” festive celebrations this year. Each child will bring home a Christingle they have made at school on the 18th December and you are invited to share worship at home using the resources below. We will be fundraising in school for “The Children’s Society” and the support they provide to children and families in the U.K. and ask for a minimum donation of £1 to be sent in via schoolcomms. The Children’s Society kindly provide the candles for Christingle services and we have secured generous donations from Fresh Fields Foods Ltd and Tesco at Sowerby Bridge to enable each child to make their own Christingle to bring home.

The attached letter also details the Ripponden Parish Benefice Virtual Christingle Service that will be screened on Christmas Eve; which some of our older children have been involved with.

Christingle letter 2020

Messy Christingle at home

Window decoration prayer card

The YouTube playlist below contains music recommended by “The Children’s Society” for exploring the meaning of the Christingle.

Las Posadas

Please find the letter of introduction and resources for at-home participation with Las Posadas. We will be working on this in school as part of our “Together Apart” festive celebrations this year. Las Posadas is a Mexican Advent tradition where Mary and Joseph spend the night in different homes in the parish before finally settling in the church for the Christmas celebrations.

Las Posadas letter 2020

Readings for Las Posadas

Writing template for home diary

Activity ideas:  Advent labyrinth maze, Advent Playdough labyrinthJoseph nativity cone,

Mary Nativity Cone, mary and joseph printable, Mary and Joseph puppets

 

 

Summer Term 2020

This term we are looking at the Christian values of trust and justice. This PowerPoint is used in school and provides some resource links for each weekly theme.

Trust and Justice Summer Term 2020

The Oak national academy are posting assemblies each week: including this one with the Duchess of Cambridge

A musing on the Christian value of trust:

Prayers to use about trust:

In light of the continuing school and church closures, we have devised a worship at home pack for all members of the St John’s CE Primary School community. As a Church of England school, we are called to support and develop the school community through collective worship and invite you to use this resource with your children.

St John’s CE Worship at Home pack

In addition to our school worship pack, the following are some suggestions from the Leeds Children and Young People Services in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds.

Little Worship Company

This Rainbow Prayer from Messy Church links in with the Rainbow kindness project that has recently launched in the U.K.

The following are ideas to set up reflective areas at home