Worship

In our school, the daily Act of Collective Worship is an important part of the school day, when the whole school joins together for a period of prayer and reflection. Children are given the opportunity to plan and deliver some parts of the collective worship (see Worship Teams page). Although our emphasis is on Christianity, we learn about, and from, other world religions too. 

Our collective worship sessions are also sometimes linked to our PSHE themes. We stress the similarities between religions and the importance of accepting and respecting other’s differences.

 

Day

Leader

Monday 

Whole school worship led by a member of Senior Leadership Team

Tuesday  

Hymn practise in class (until Open the Book return to Schools)  

Wednesday  

KS2 Whole school worship led by KS2 teachers on a rotation

KS1 Whole school worship led by KS1 teachers on a rotation

Thursday  (this is done at an appropriate moment in the school day for each class)

Class worship led by class teacher using Picture News stimulus. 

From Yr3 –Yr6, each class attends worship at St Oswald’s on a half termly rota. Parents and members of the community are also invited to this weekly service.

Friday  

Celebration collective worship led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team

 

 

We also open up Worship to parents and the wider community. Each class invites parents to join in the worship which their child is leading each term. We also share in a community worship each Thursday in which parents are also invited. As a school we also participate in numerous Christian and community services. 

Worship Teams
Each half term, new children are selected to be part of the Class Worship Team. This rotates so that all children get to take on this role and responsibility throughout the year. As a member of the Class Worship Team, children have the opportunity to be awarded a Rainbow Certificate for their contrinbution towards worships. In order to obtain their certificate children must fulfill the different responsibilities for their year group. Below is a document showing each Year Group's Class Worship Team expectations in order to achieve the rainbow certificate during that academic year.