At St Martin’s CE Primary School, our daily act of collective worship is an integral part of the day. It provides us with an opportunity to gather as a school community to reflect, think and pray. During collective worship we reflect on our school values and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children.
Collective worship is led by a range of people over the week: Senior Leadership Team, Rev Rosy, Sing Academy, class teachers, and the children. We have strong links with St Martin’s Church and we attend fortnightly worship there.
Our worship is organised to:
- Observe the cycle of the Church’s Year – Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Saints’ Days, using Martin the prayer bear who wears the liturgical colours associated with the churches calendar.
- Use the Bible as a source of knowledge and inspiration for themes and stories.
- Learn and say prayers from a number of sources, in particular the Lord’s Prayer.
- Sing a wide variety of both modern and traditional hymns and songs.
- Link regularly with Reverend Rosy.
- Teach the children about other world religions.
The nature of Acts of Worship
Our daily act of worship should be an activity that:
- Is educational and spiritually enhancing
- Fosters a sense of community by sharing in fellowship with each other.
- Introduces children to aspects of Christian worship and faith.
- Encourages children to be creative, questioning and imaginative, within a Christian framework.
- Develop an understanding and respect for the beliefs of others.
- Explores a relationship with God in Jesus Christ.
- Allows children to reflect on school values.
- Allows children to consider spiritual and moral issues.
- Allows children to reflect on their own beliefs.
- Allows children to develop an enquiring mind.
- Allows children to develop a community spirit, a common ethos and shared values.
- Allows children to foster an awareness of the world around them and a sense of their place within it.
- Allows children to develop a respect for and an understanding of different beliefs.
- Allows children to develop a sense of sharing and belonging through different groups of the community coming together.
Monday – Collective Worship led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team
Tuesday – Collective Singing Worship led by Mrs Howson
Wednesday – Collective Worship led by Class Teachers
Thursday – Collective Worship led by Reverend Rosy
Friday – Celebration Assembly