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St Dennis

Primary Academy

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Collective Worship

Collective Worship

 

At St Dennis Primary Academy, we believe that collective worship and sharing time together is a crucial part of our broader school life that promotes a common ethos and reinforces positive attitudes.

 

Every day, every class will be involved in some form of collective worship as this provides opportunities for children to develop an awareness of their community and encourages participation through active involvement. Collective worship can also provide a peaceful environment to enable stillness, prayer and reflection.

 

These acts of collective worship will reflect the vision and values of our school, the traditions and culture of our country and are broadly based on Christian themes. Therefore, this time promotes diversity and helps children to affirm their views and opinions, whether they are religious or not.

 

We regularly invite outside speakers into our assemblies to engage children with their specific knowledge, beliefs or skills. This helps children to develop a sense of community and the spirit of helping others.

 

Every half term, we have a different theme for collective worship and this provides children with the opportunity to plan, lead and contribute to discussions on key themes and topics. Themes include love, compassion, patience, friendship, respect, uniqueness, gratitude, kindness, determination, perseverance, forgiveness, hope and courage.

 

Assemblies are also used to enable children to consider spiritual and moral issues, as well as explore their own beliefs.

 

Weekly collective worship programme

 

Day

Time

Delivery of Programme

Monday

1500

Quality Circle Time in classroom (Teacher)

 

A democratic and creative approach to managing a range of moral values which link closely to the assembly theme. Time for reflection and prayer is included.

 

Tuesday

1505

Reception – Year 3 in hall

Worship assembly based on a theme with content differentiated appropriate to children’s age led by Headteacher. This time is also used for special calendar days or religious events throughout the year.

 

Year 4 – 6

Picture News Assembly in classroom (Teacher)

Current affairs assembly that provides opportunities for children to learn about the world and develop respect for other’s beliefs, feelings and faiths.

 

Wednesday

1505

 

Whole school hymn practice delivered by Music Lead assisted by all teachers.  Hymns and songs linked to assembly theme with time for prayer and reflection included.

 

Thursday

1505

Reception – Year 3

Picture News Assembly in classroom (Teacher)

Current affairs assembly that provides opportunities for children to learn about the world and develop respect for other’s beliefs, feelings and faiths.

 

Year 4 – 6 in hall

Worship assembly based on a theme with content differentiated appropriate to children’s age led by Headteacher. This time is also used for special calendar days or religious events throughout the year.

 

Friday

1505

Celebration assembly with awards from the week shared. Delivered by Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

 

 

 

 

Collective Worship Policy

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St Dennis Primary Academy is part of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 08880841. Registered address: College Road, Truro, TR1 3XX

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