Collective Worship

Celebrating Our Links with the Church
 
At Piddle Valley CE First School we are proud of our church school status.  
We believe that the Christian Values that underpin everything we do creates a supportive and encouraging learning environment in which everyone can shine and fulfill their potential.
 Although we have Christian foundations, our school welcomes children of all faiths and non-faiths, recognising and celebrating the heritage that families bring to our school.
 
Collective Worship
 
Please click on the links listed below to watch our collection of assemblies with Father Roger.
This week we are thinking about Lent.
Do you know what Lent is?
Join Father Roger to find out...
 
The theme for this Friday is 'imagination', thinking and reasoning.
This links well with one of our core Christian values of 'Creativity'.
 
Please click on the link below to join Father Roger.
The theme for our Friday morning Collective Worship this week is...
Epiphany ( ἐπιφάνεια (epipháneiamanifestation, striking appearance)
 
 The symbolism of light is a common metaphor  to shed light upon something. Christian liturgy (baptism, eucharist, marriage) is full of this metaphor, even God is described as being 'like' light.
 
Please click on the link below to enjoy hearing from Father Roger.
 
Our daily acts of collective worship / assemblies have a strong Christian element but we also celebrate achievements of individual children, recognise days of significance worldwide and share our learning with parents.
As part of our Collective Worship we follow closely events and celebrations from the Christian calendar. We approach this is through themes and dramatised Bible stories.

We are lucky to have the wonderful support of Reverend Roger one of our school Governor's and Mr. Alan Neades a members of the local community, who come into school regularly throughout the year, using drama,  props, costume - even the children and staff themselves - to present Bible stories in ways that are lively, engaging, informative and great fun for everyone involved!

These assemblies are approximately 20 minutes in length and are slotted into our timetable of assemblies that all celebrate the achievements and uniqueness of every child.  They also provide opportunities to reflect on their own experiences and learn about the world around them.

This approach to Collective Worship is just one of the ways in which the community provide the wonderful experiences that make our school a wonderful place for children to learn and grow as individuals. 

If you would like to support one of the sessions then please contact the school office

Every half term one class takes an assembly, sharing the learning taken place in class as well presenting one of the Values through story, song and dance. 

  Parents and friends are also invited to join us for these assemblies.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship, but we ask that you read through our Collective Worship policy and join an assembly before making this decision.