At the Infant School we meet daily for Collective Worship. This is a time to welcome God into our lives, reflect on the teachings of the Bible and how these parables influence our day to day life.
We begin by lighting a candle to welcome the God that we believe in, into our worship and this informs us that our time of worship has begun.
We follow the Roots and Fruits Collective Worship and Spiritual and Moral development plans, which explore 12 Christian values over a 2 year programme.
The worship is enriched by the use of:
- Quotes and questions to encourage deeper thinking about each value
- Photographs and posters to root the teaching in the everyday experience of children
- Stories, poems and art
- Prayers and guided reflections from traditional and contemporary authors
- ideas to develop the theme of the worship through the week
The school vision and values are also explored at least once per week, led by a senior leader. Children are timetabled to lead the Collective Worship, based around the vision and values, at least twice per term. Singing Worship and Celebration Worship is also timetabled in once per week.
We also enjoy inviting visitors from St Michael's Church, Family Trust and other members of the Christian community to lead the worship.
We signal the end of the Worship by saying our school prayer, reflecting on the teachings of the day and blowing our the candle.
Our School Prayer -
Bless our school, let peace live here,
Let the rooms be full of happiness,
Let love be all around,
Love of one another,
Love of all people,
and love of life and living.
Let us remember that as many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school.
Term 1 - Michaelmas Term - 2023
Week 4 - The story of Noah's Ark
Week 5 - St Michael and the Dragon
This week the infant children have been continuing the theme of being thankful. This week we went to church and celebrated Michaelmas Day and St Michael. We are very proud to belong to our school. If you would like to listen to the story with your child then please click on the link above.
Week 6 - Being Thankful even when times are difficult
Ways to Focus Your Child’s Attention Toward Thankfulness:
Advent Term - Term 2
Week 1 - 30th October - 3rd November
What makes a good friend?
Week 2 - 6th - 10th November
Jesus is with us in stormy times
Week 3 - Spirituality
In both Infant and Junior worship this week we have started to look at Spirituality across the school. We discussed what spirituality can look and feel like in our school – the moments when we stop and smile and feel like we are part of something special. We will be discussing this more this term but for now take a look at the video below just to remind ourselves of how beautiful our world is!
Epiphany Term - Term 3
Week 2 - 9th - 13th January 2023
This week in Worship we have been looking at how the shepherd used our school value of Perseverance to find his lost sheep. God teaches us that everybody matters and we need to persevere even in times of hardship. - The Lost Sheep I New Testament Stories I Animated Children's Bible Stories| Holy Tales Bible Stories - YouTube
Lent Term - Term 4
Week 1 - 20th - 24th February 2023
The infant children worked with Mrs Dicker on Wednesday to decide in which ways God can guide us and how he can support us in our day to day lives.
Week 2 - 27th February - 3rd March 2023
Week 3 - 6th - 10th March 2023
This week the infant worship, we focussed on the story of The Lost Sheep. We looked at how the shepherd showed Perseverance (one of our school values) and also showed the values of family and friendship as God cares for all of his family, just like we do at St Michaels through our school vision.
Here is a video of The Lost Sheep to watch if you would like to with your child.
Week 4 - 13th - 17th March 2023
Week 5 - 20th - 24th March 2023
Easter Term - Term 5
Week 4 - 8th - 13th May 2023
During Worship last week, the infant children looked a what enables us to have a good heart and how this relates to the bible.
Week 5 - 15th - 19th May 2023
During Worship last week, the infant children were learning how to ‘live for one another’