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Collective Worship 


Collective Worship enables pupils to consider a variety of themes and stories - moral, social, multicultural and biblical. It is a time for reflection and quiet, an opportunity to celebrate together and share learning with one another.


Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship if they wish. Please make an appointment to see Mr Jeffery should you wish to discuss this further.


Key Stage 2 Collective Worship Themes


 Our Key Stage 2 Collective Worship assemblies are conducted by Neil Todman on a Tuesday afternoon. Here are the current themes that are being explored:


Week Bible Passage Theme/ Story Opening Question Further Discussion
18- March 22nd Mark 14 verses 12 to 26 Passover- part 2- linking to Jesus Which of these crimes do you think is the worst?  Burglary, murder, mugging, speeding, or shop lifting.  How do you decide? Why do you think people commit crimes?  (Try to think of different crimes and whether people might have different motives)  What do you think is the right punishment for each of the crimes you discuss?  Do you think punishing people helps them to change?
17- March 15th Exodus 12 Passover- part 1- What happened to the Hebrews in Ancient Egypt? What problems for slaves can you see in this picture?  Which one do you think would be the worst?  What would you hope for if you were a slave in Egypt? What is the Passover festival?  Why do you think Jewish people still celebrate it every year even though it happened nearly 3500 years ago?
16- March 8th  Exodus 1 Slavery in Egypt Do you know what these are?  Do you know what they have in common?  (All items from the Transatlantic Slave Trade) Someone added up what all the substances that make up the human body are worth.  He made it about £120.  Do you think that is what a person is really worth? Do you think it is ever right for one person to own another as their slave? 
15- February 23rd Genesis 12, 15, 17 God's promises to Abraham- the origins of the Jewish people What three words would you use to describe God? Can you remember what an atheist, an agnostic and a theist are?  What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of each one?
14 Genesis 22 Abraham and Isaac If your house was burning down, and you could only save one thing, what would you take? What makes an object precious?  What is the most precious thing that you own?
13 Genesis 12 The Call of Abraham Sequencing the following Bible stories-  Creation, Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, Abraham  What makes someone a great person?  Who do you think is the greatest person who has ever lived and why?
12 Genesis 11 Babel How many different languages do you think there are? How many languages can you speak?   Why is it good to speak other languages?  Would the world be better if we all spoke the same language?
11   Recap: Bible's Big Story Did you make any New Year's Resolutions?  Can you think of any adults might make and then break? Jesus said the two most important rules in life are to love God and love others.  Why do you think he said that?  What would your two rules for life be?
10 Genesis 9 God's Covenant with Noah- the Rainbow Out one out- picture game What type of promises do we make?  Does it matter if we don't keep our promises?
9 Genesis 6-8 Noah's Ark Complete the pairs- spot odd one out…  Adam & Eve/Cain & Abel/ The wind and the sun/ Noah and the Ark Do you think some crimes are so bad there should be a death penalty in this country or do you think everyone deserves second chances?
8 Genesis 4 Cain and Abel Why do you think some people become good friends while others don’t get along? What does it mean to forgive someone?  When might you need to do it?  Why might it be hard?  Who might help you to do it?
7   Recap: Bible's Big Story What is your favourite story?  What was it when you were younger?  Why do you think you loved it so much? Describe what you think the perfect world would be like
6 Genesis 3 The Fall 1) Who am I?  2)  Where am I?  3) What's wrong? What do you think the fourth worldview question is? What do you think are the world's biggest problems?  How do you think they can be put right?
5 Genesis 3 The Fall What's wrong with the world? What's right with the world? How would you answer the these big worldview questions… 1) Who am I?  2)  Where am I?  3) What's wrong?
4 Genesis 2 Humanity What things are the same about everyone?  See if you can think of more than 10. The Bible says God made you.  Do you think he did a good job?  What do you like about yourself?  If you could change one thing what would it be?
3 Genesis 2 Humanity (Extreme close ups/ bird's eye view) Apart from physical differences, do you think boys and girls are the same or different?  Do you think girls are generally better at some things than boys and the other way around?  Why do you think that is? Does it matter?
2 Genesis 1 Creation These are some of the most expensive paintings in the world.  Which one do you think is best and why? Do you think it is more likely that the world happened through evolution or that it was created by God?  Why do you think what you do?
1   The Bible's Big Story Memory Game of Bible Names Do you know the meaning of your name?  Jesus name meant "God saves".  Why do you think he was called that?