Collective Worship and RE

The intent of Religious Education at Woodseaves is:

  • To enable pupils to encounter Christianity as the religion that shaped British culture and heritage and influences the lives of millions of people today
  • To enable pupils to learn about the other major religions, their impact on culture and politics, art and history, and on the lives of their adherents
  • To develop understanding of religious faith as the search for and expression of truth
  • To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual / philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own faith and beliefs

The implementation of Religious Education at Woodseaves:

Children are taught in their class groups on a weekly basis using the Guildford Dioceses scheme of work. Children have the opportunity to reflect on their spirituality and the values cover through reflection areas in the classroom which are interactive. Each class contributes to Collective worship and RE floor books which evidence the implementation of RE and collective worship.

Children participate in daily collective worship, including whole school, class collective worship and singing praise. Our wonderful Reverend leads our Monday collective worship and we regularly host family worship as well as visit our local church for festivals.

The impact for pupils at the end of their education are that they are able to:

  • Think theologically and explore ultimate questions
  • Reflect critically on the truth claims of Christian belief
  • Develop the skills to analyse, interpret and apply the Bible text
  • Recognise that faith is a particular way of understanding and responding to God and the world
  • Analyse and explain the varied nature and traditions of the Christian community
  • Make a well informed response to Christianity
  • Respect those of all faiths in their search for God
  • Reflect critically on areas of shared belief and practice between different faiths
  • Enrich and expand their understanding of truth
  • Reflect critically and express their views on the human quest and destiny

Resources 

Thy Kingdom Come

The Family Prayer Adventure podcasts are a fun and engaging way to help families pray together. There is one following each daily theme of Thy Kingdom Come, and they are about 10-12 minutes long. They feature a game, an interactive Bible story (written and performed by folks like Bob Hartman), a chance to pray and great music. Share them with families and other mixed-age groups, and use them alongside the Prayer Adventure Map and Journal.

Click here to access this resource.

Collective Worship Yearly Overview 2019-2020

Month Focus/Value Religious Festivals/Days National Days/Events Visitors/Experiences
September

Responsibility

Doing the right thing (Jeremiah 38.1-13)

Meeting a personal challenge (Philippians 4.13)

Book – How to heal a broken wing

 

20thSeptember International Day of Peace

27thSeptember Macmillan coffee morning

27thSeptember International Day of Languages

 
October

Responsibility (Harvest)

Giving sacrificially (Luke 21.1-4)

Celebrating Harvest – Giving as God gives (Psalm 65.13-19)

 

14th October Sukkot (Jewish Harvest)

27th -31stOctober Divali

Black History month

16th October World Food Day

18th October Anti Slavery Day

21st October One World Week

 

House of Bread – Harvest food bank donation.
November

Hope

Noticing a need (Mark 6.34)

Being a good neighbour (Luke 10.25-37)

Putting on the right attitude (Colossians 3.12)

Knowing Jesus is with us in stormy times (Mark 4.35-41)

1st November All Saints Day

2nd November All Souls Day

30thNovember Birthday of Guru Nanak (Sikhism)

 

5th November Bonfire Night

10thNovember Remembrance Day

18thNovember Universal Children’s Day

30thNovember St Andrew’s Day

Children in Need

 
December

Hope (Christmas)

Having the courage to care (Exodus 2.1-10)

Coming to the rescue (Luke 15.4-6)

Celebrating Christmas – God of the unexpected (Luke 2.8-20)

Book – Oliver Jeffers How to Catch a star

1st December Advent Sunday

8th December Bodhi Day (Buddhism)

23rd-30thDecember Hanukah

24th -25thDecember Christmas

 

   
January

Cooperation

Sticking together (Proverbs 18.24)

Encouraging one another (1Thessalonians 5.11)

Supporting one another (Luke 5.17-39)

Book – ‘It wasn’t me’ The Hueys

5th January 12th Night

6th January Epiphany

12th January Baptism of Lord Jesus

 

 

   
February

Cooperation

Candlemas – Trusting God’s promises (Luke 2.21-20)

Knowing our friends will support us (Ecclesiastes 4.9-10)

 

5th February Chinese New Year

25th February Shrove Tuesday

26th February Ash Wednesday

14th February – St Valentine

22nd February – World thinking Day- Scouts/guides

24th Feb- 8th March- Fairtrade Fortnight

 

 
March

Understanding

Valuing difference (Luke 7.1-10)

Valuing others  as we would like to be valued (Matthew 7.12)

Valuing different opinions (1 Peter 2.17)

1st March St David’s Day

3rd March Hindi New Year

17th March St Patricks Day

5th March- World Book Day

6th-15th March National Science Week

9th -13thMarch Sport Relief

20th March- Spring begins

 

 
April

Understanding (Easter)

When darkness turned to light (Ephesians 1.7)

The Easter Story

Remembering to pray for others (Ephesians 6.18)

5th April Palm Sunday

10th April Good Friday

12th April Easter Sunday

23rd April St George’s Day

24th April Ramadan begins

21st April Queen’s actual birthday

 

 
May

Understanding/Courage

Knowing God’s presence (Acts 2)

Book – The New Jumper (the Hueys)

Stepping out of your comfort zone (Exodus 3-4)

21st May Ascension Day

31st May Pentecost

12th-18th May Christian Aid Week

 

 
June

Courage

‘Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1.9

Doing the right thing, not the easy thing (Esther 4-8)

Facing a challenge (Joshua 2)

Celebrating Trinity – God’s never ending love (Psalm 8.9)

5th – 7th June Eid-ul-Fitr

7th June Trinity Sunday

21st June Father’s Day  
July

Courage

Overcoming fear (1John 4.18)

Encouraging Others (Joshua 1.9)

     

 

Collective Worship Weekly Timetable

Monday Whole school collective worship led by Rev. Kathryn with all staff attending.
Tuesday Class collective worship, reflections recorded in the each classes’ Collective Worship record book.
Wednesday Whole school collective worship led by Mrs Easthope with all staff attending.
Thursday Whole school singing praise led by class teachers
Friday ‘Sharing Success’ whole school collective worship led by Mrs Easthope with all staff attending.
If you would like to join our worship, we hold termly family worship with Reverend Kathryn, please keep an eye on our school blackboard and social media for dates.