School Worship

Whole School Worship Yearly Planner

At St James we follow the “Roots and Fruits” scheme of work for whole school worship. This scheme splits our 12 Christian values into 12 half termly themes to base our worship around. Each half term we will have a different theme that will be displayed around the school and in each classroom. Our whole school worship will take a 2 year cycle to complete. This is to ensure that our values are fully embedded with the pupils of St James’. All worship will follow order of service and will include hymns and prayer. All of whole school worship will focus on teachings of the Bible. Prayers and worship should be led by a mixture of SLT, the local Reverend and our worship group members. The school will follow the liturgical calendar for key Christian celebrations. We have whole school worship at the following times:

      Monday:  1.45pm Whole School Worship

      Thursday: 1.45pm Singing Celebration

      Friday: 2.50pm Celebration Worship

 

Our local Reverend is: Rev Craig Smith

 

 

Autumn  1

Autumn  2

Spring  1

Spring  2

Summer  1

Summer  2

2015/2016

Generosity

(Harvest)

Compassion

(Christmas)

Courage

(Candlemas)

Forgiveness

(Lent & Easter)

Friendship

(Pentecost)

Respect

(Trinity)

2016/2017

Thankfulness

(Harvest)

Trust

(Advent)

Perseverance

(Epiphany)

Justice

(Lent & Easter)

Service

(Pentecost)

Truthfulness

(Trinity)

 

Order of Whole School Worship at St James

 

Worship Table

Lighting of the candle

When all of the pupils have gathered the candles are lit by the worship group to signal the start of worship.

Welcome

The key message of the worship (bible story or passage) is introduced to school.

Learning

Teaching of the key message through the use of drama, visual images, storytelling, puppetry or poetry.

Reflecting

The reflecting element encourages everyone to consider how the Bible story or stimulus has resonated with or challenged them.

Hymn

Pupils will sing together a traditional hymn or Christian song linked with the half termly Christian Value theme.

Responding

Responding provides an opportunity to consider how God might be challenging those present in the worship to “step out” and play their part in making a difference in the works either as individuals or as part of the whole school community.

Extinguishing of the candle

When all of the pupils have gathered the candles are lit by the worship group to signal the start of worship.

 

Worship Themes

Date

Value

Linked Bible Passage

Led By

(SLT Member & Worship Group)

7th September

Christian Values

None

P. Urry

14th September

Generosity

Mark 12.31

P. Urry

21st September

Generosity

Luke 21.1-4

P. Urry

28th September

Generosity

2 Corinthians 9.7

P. Urry

5th October

Generosity

Genesis 2.15

P. Urry

12th October

Generosity

Nehemiah

P. Urry

19th October

Generosity

Psalm 65.13-19

P. Urry

2nd November

Compassion

Mark 6.34

P. Urry

9th November

Compassion

Luke 10.25.37

P. Urry

16th November

Compassion

Colossians 3.12

P. Urry

23rd November

Compassion

Exodus 2.1-10

P. Urry

30th November

Compassion

Luke 15.4-6

P. Urry

7th December

Compassion

Luke 2.8-20

P. Urry

14th December

Compassion

Christmas

Rev

4th January

Courage

Exodus 3-4

R. Williams

11th January

Courage

Esther 4-8

R. Williams

18th January

Courage

Joshua 2

R. Williams

25th January

Courage

1 John 4.18

R. Williams

1st February

Courage

Joshua 1.9

R. Williams

8th February

Courage

Shrove Tuesday

Rev C. Smith

22nd February

Forgiveness

Colossians 3.13

R. Williams

29th February

Forgiveness

Luke 19.1-10

R. Williams

7th March

Forgiveness

Matthew 18.21-35

R. Williams

14th March

Forgiveness

Luke 15.11-32

R. Williams

21st March

Forgiveness

Easter

Rev C. Smith

18th April

Friendship

Proverbs 18.24

R. Williams

25th April

Friendship

1 Thessalonians 5.11

R. Williams

9th May

Friendship

Luke 5.17.39

R. Williams

16th May

Friendship

Luke 10.38.42

R. Williams

23rd May

Friendship

Pentecost

Rev C. Smith

6th June

Respect

Ephesians 6.18

R. Williams

13th June

Respect

Luke 7.1-10

R. Williams

20th June

Respect

Matthew 7.12

R. Williams

27th June

Respect

Matthew 21.12-17

Rev C. Smith

4th July

Respect

1 Peter 2.17

R. Williams

11th July

Respect

Psalm 8.9

R. Williams

18th July

Respect

Awards Ceremony

R. Williams & P. Urry

 

As well as whole school worship we also have in class worship. In class worship takes place twice a week and follows the same order as the whole school worship. In class worship will revolve around a single theme per half term and matches the whole school worship. In class worship must follow the in class worship order of service. For in class worship we follow the Imaginor scheme of work:

EY: Jack in the box

KS1 & KS2: Out of the box

In class worship is at the following times in all classes from Reception to Year 6.

Tuesday: 1.45pm

Wednesday: 1.45pm

 

Daily Prayer

As well as in class worship we also have daily prayers that are said in class. These prayers are led by the class teacher and the members of the worship group. The following prayers are said at these times of the day:

Morning Prayer: School Prayer said after registration

Home Time Prayer: Lord’s Prayer said just before the end of the school day

 

In Class Order of Worship at St James

 

Lighting of the candle

When all of the pupils are quietly sitting down the candles are lit by the worship group to signal the start of worship.

Welcome

The key message of the worship (bible story or passage) is introduced to the class.

Learning

Teaching of the key message through the use of drama, visual images, storytelling, puppetry or poetry.

Reflecting

The reflecting element encourages everyone to consider how the Bible story or stimulus has resonated with or challenged them.

Responding

Responding provides an opportunity to consider how God might be challenging those present in the worship to “step out” and play their part in making a difference in the works either as individuals or as part of the whole school community.

Extinguishing of the candle

When all of the pupils have gathered the candles are extinguished by the worship group to signal the start of worship.

 

Our Class Worship Areas

Every classroom has a worship area. Each worship area looks exactly the same with the same items on it.

The worship area has the following items on it:

Pupils are encouraged to use the worship areas in class to reflect on the themes and stories from worship, to answer key questions on display, to participate in activities provided or to write prayers for the prayer tree. Pupils are encouraged to use this space as often as they like during the school day. 

Year 6

Year 5

Year 4

Year 3

Year 2

Year 1

 

 

Reception

 

 
 

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