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Collective Worship

 

School’s Vision: Together, with the love and joy of God, we will discover, develop and maximise our unique potential.

 

Legal Framework

There must be a daily act of Collective Worship in all maintained schools for all pupils, other than those in a nursery class or a nursery school. This can take place at any time in the school day and in any groupings. Collective Worship in a Church of England school must be in accordance with the tenets and practices of the Church of England. In other words, the law on Collective Worship that applies in a community school, “that it should be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character”, is not relevant. Worship in NJK should be distinctly Christian and reflect Anglican traditions.

School Statement on Collective Worship

In NJK worship is central to the life of school and is the main platform for exploring the school’s vision.

 

Together, with the love and joy of God, we will discover, develop and maximise our unique potential.

 

The Father has loved us so much! He loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children. – 1 John 3:1 – ICB

Our school bible verse is taken from the New Testament and the book of 1 John. The third chapter of 1 John focuses mostly on the concept of love, something that has always been at the forefront of our vision here at NJK, as well as being at the heart of the Christian faith. Christians believe that because of His love, God not only calls us His children, but He also actually makes us His children. Collective Worship at NJK is an expression of this vision, you can tangibly feel the love and joy during our congratulation’s celebrations where pupils and staff celebrate together pupils working hard to develop and maximise their unique potential. I sing Pop worship is powerful, fun, inspiring and offers everyone an encounter with God that is lively and joyful or still and spiritual. Love is at the very centre of collective worship and joy is evident in every part of our school.

 

Pattern of Collective Worship

Our regular pattern of worship ensures that children experience worship from a range a different leaders and viewpoints, whilst maintaining the integrity of Anglican Liturgy.

 

Day

Type of Worship

Led by

Monday

Values driven largely following Roots & Fruits 1

Mrs Dean

Tuesday

Ising pop

Mrs Marshall

Wednesday

Fun & exciting – Bible story – linked to half termly value

Clergy

Thursday

Pupil led worship

Worship Club & Mrs Pasmore

Friday

Celebrating our vision ‘Congratulations’

Mrs Dean

 

The Right of Withdrawal from Collective Worship

The 1944 and1988 Education Acts state that parents have the right to withdraw children from Collective Worship and suitable arrangements should be made to accommodate these children.

NJK 2022 2023 Half Termly Christian Value Overview

Autumn Term 1 2022 Christian Value - Courage

This half term we are exploring the value of courage. 

We look at Matthew Chapter 14, where Jesus walks on water and tells his disciples to be brave and courageous when they see him walking on the water and are afraid. 

 

But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 14: 27

Summer term: Christian value of respect

 

This half term we are exploring the value of respect. 

At NJK we look to the New Testament to inspire us to offer respect. We learn that Jesus valued every person equally regardless of status, gender, age or wealth. In the book of Mark we learn that when the disciples tried to send children away Jesus said….

‘Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’ Mark 10:14

 

 

 

Jesus shows respect to children

Respect at NJK

We explore the Christian value of respect by teaching that every pupil and adult is made in God’s image and is uniquely precious and worthy of respect. Respect features highly in our school rules and we expect everyone to speak and act respectfully at all times. Our pupils will be seen acting respectfully through gestures, such as holding a door open, using manners and in the way they speak to one another. Through our curriculum, RE and collective worship we strive to offer children the opportunity to learn about different faiths and cultures. We celebrate differences and ensure all are respectful whilst learning about differences.

Celebrating pupils living out the Christian value of Respect.

 

Elijah Martin in Rowan Class being congratulated for showing our Christian value of respect.

Prayer experiments we have loved this term.

Paper Chain Prayers

Jar of Thankfulness Prayers

Play Do Prayers

Straw Rocket Prayers

Class prayer and worship areas

Since the start of term, the pupils have enjoyed making a prayer / worship area in their classes. They have had great fun using 'The prayer experiment' book to help them make prayer fun. We have had some paper chain prayers, thank you jar prayers and play dough prayers so far. Some classes will be doing bubble wrap prayers next week!
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