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
Wednesday: 1.45pm Singing Celebration
Friday: 2.50pm Celebration Worship
Our local Reverend is: Rev Craig Smith
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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.
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
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.