Collective Worship & RE


Our School's Christian Values

At Todmorden CE J, I & N School, we believe it is important to develop core values by which to live and which help to develop a moral and spiritual awareness.

 The gifts of Perseverance, Love, Hope and Honesty are the values that our whole school community want our children to leave with. Whilst these gifts are inclusive of human values, we try to anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the Bible through stories and readings.


Our Christian Values for Collective Worship this year (2021 to 2022):

Hope

Perseverance 

Honesty

Love

Respect 

Trust 

Collective Worship in our school 

The aim of Collective Worship in our school is to provide the opportunity for pupils to: 

  • reflect on values that are of a Christian nature and on their own beliefs 
  • develop a community spirit, a common ethos, and shared values 
  • consider spiritual and moral issues 
  • respond to the worship offered 
  • to provide an opportunity to celebrate major, and some minor, Christian festivals 
  • to celebrate gifts, talents, and achievements 
  • to encourage respect and care for God's creation by a positive attitude to both local and global environmental issues 
  • to foster feelings such as awe, wonder, thankfulness, mystery, and joy. 

 

Collective Worship Rota 

We have a Whole School Collective Worship on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each week, there will be a theme and corresponding bible story.

On Mondays, we will have a Collective Worship with Mrs Leadbitter.  

On Wednesdays, classes will take turns in leading the Collective Worship.

On Thursdays children are given the chance to lead Collective Worship on their own or in small groups.

 On Friday, we have a whole school celebration assembly. 

During this assembly children are rewarded with 'Stars of the Week' ,'Reader of the Week' and 'Mindset Master' of the week.

 

Collective Worship Committee – Who are we, and what do we do? 

We are a group of pupils, elected by the school each year, who help to run our daily act of worship and other aspects of our work as a church school. 

!n our special Committee we take lots of responsibility for planning, leading, and evaluating collective worship across school. 

  

What do our children say about Collective Worship? 

I like the hymns we sing, and when we stand up to do the actions (KS1 child) 

I like when we get to write our own prayers (KS1 child) 

I like when we get to be involved like getting to act out Bible stories (KS1 child) 

We sing songs - we all sing them well (KS1 child) 

It makes me feel happy thinking about the ways we can help others" (KS1 child) 

 

The person leading tells us to ‘have a think’ (KS2 child) 

I like when we sing or do drama, and we get to do it ourselves (KS2 child) 

You can sit and think about what is being said (KS2 child) 

The person leading tells us to ‘have a think’ (KS2 child) 

I like when we sing or do drama, and we get to do it ourselves (KS2 child) 

You can sit and think about what is being said (KS2 child) 

We pray for people around the world, like the Ukraine’(KS2 child) 

I like it when we learn new things about God and how we can help the world (KS2 child)

We think about ways we can help other people and build each other up (KS2 child) 

This term we have taken our worship virtually and have enjoyed sharing our values and biblical texts with the whole school. Our worships are child led, and the children are at the centre of this worship. Every Wednesday we take great pride in watching every class, and to learn the meaning, messages and values that are key within stories. Look at some of our worships, from the past weeks. 

On Ash Wednesday, we visited church to embrace the Season of Lent through the sign of receiving ashes on our heads.

Our RE Curriculum Overview.

As the children go through the school they build on previous 'Understanding Christainity' units. Each year group is also taught another world religon.

Parent RE Information Booklet

Please have a look below at our information booklet or pick one up at the end of the main corridor