In Class Worship and Reflection Tasks
This week we have dedicated our worship to reflecting about those who have shown Compassion by helping our country. Remembrance Sunday is a very important day and the children have written prayers, prayed spontaneously and talked about those who have sacrificed their lives. Our reflection tasks have involved the children decorating poppies and putting them up around school.
This week we have thought about Noticing the needs of others. This week we are going to research the charity Compassion UK and think of ways we could fundraise for them during our celebrations over the festive period. Classes will come up with ideas together and submit them to the School Council.
This half term, we have been exploring our Christian Value of Generosity. We have had a weekly worship dedicated to this value throughout this half term. The children have written their understanding on their class reflection trees and have had a go at writing their own TSP prayers.
CLASS/EXTERNAL VISITOR LED WORSHIP
18th October 2018
As a school, we celebrated St. Luke's Day. St. Luke is a very important Saint as our school is named after him.
Each class had a worship dedicated to learning about St. Luke. We invited special visitors to school - Reverend Gordon and Reverend Simon to tell us more!
Revd Simon used different hats to describe St. Luke and tell us about the important work he did.
In the afternoon, the children had the opportunity to explore some of the stories St. Luke told.
9th October 2018
Year 6BR led their class worship about Black History. The children shared the importance of treating people fairly just as Jesus did. They shared the message of not judging others and being inclusive. The children also created prayers and poems by themselves and decided the running order of their worship. In addition, they shared important Black Christian role models such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.
25th September 2018
5S led worship and celebrated the meaning of the Harvest Festival. The children wrote their class worship themselves and shared a very important message of sharing with everybody.
Then he said to his disciples, "The Harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest."
Visits to Places of Worship
Year 3 were lucky enough to visit the local Cathedral in Bury. The children had the chance to explore the Cathedral and were set a challenge of identifying the different places within.
Rimsha said "I loved learning about Baptism and how babies are welcomed into the Christian Faith. I think the babies would cry when they are blessed because the water might be a bit of a shock. They are lucky to be welcomed into God's family."
Lucy was able to answer questions about the Holy Trinity. She identified the meaning of the sign of the cross and shared her understanding with her peers.
Zohaa tried on liturgical garments and modelled them to the children. They were very big for her but it was important for the children to understand the different colours and their meanings.
Take a look at the photographs below!
Every year, each class from Years 1-6 will deliver worship. We strongly encourage parents and carers to come and support their children. Letters are sent out to parents around two weeks before the assemblies, inviting you to join us and letting you know the theme.
Below are the provisional dates for Class-led Worship for the rest of the academic year. All assembles start at 9:15am.
Wednesday 27th September: 5D
Wednesday 4th October: 6S
Wednesday 11th October: 5B
Wednesday 18th October: 6P
Wednesday 8th November: 3/4M
Wednesday 22nd November: 3B
Wednesday 6th December: 4H
Wednesday 17th January: 4E
Wednesday 24th January: 2C
Wednesday 7th February: 1S
Wednesday 14th February: 2F
Wednesday 14th March: 1M
Wednesday 20th June: 3P
Please note that these dates are subject to change. They simply act as a guide.
Easter Church Service!
Everyone is welcome to join us for our Easter Service at St Peter's Church on Thursday 29th March at 10am!