We enjoy a daily act of collective worship, in many different ways, sometimes as a whole school or key stage or simply with our own class. We particularly enjoy having visitors to lead our worship such as Reverend Sue from St Michael's, Reverend Eleanor from the Methodist church, Padre Chris from RAF Coningsby and the Open the Book team. Here is our current collective worship plan.
Our Church School Values
The six Church School Values we are learning about this year are:
Our Church School Value for this Term is:
"For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you."
Psalm 86: v5
What does it mean to forgive?
Did the Son deserve to be forgiven?
What do Christians believe about forgiveness?
Can everything be forgiven?
What are the opportunities for forgiveness in our school?
Do we have to forgive and forget?
We are also thinking about World Malaria Day 25/04/2018),
World Press Freedom Day (03/05/2018),
International Day against Homophobia (17/05/2018)
and the World Day for Cultural Diversity (21/05/18)
On Friday 18th May Coningsby St Michael's CofE Primary School spent the day exploringPentecost.
We started the day with a fire in the Mystical garden. Every class visited the firepit which was the perfect setting to hear the story of Pentecost when, after Jesus' death, the disciples first received the Holy Spirit. They listened to the explanation of the spirit coming as a mighty wind and flames of fire and started to understand the impact of the Holy Spirit on the disciples and the early church.
The afternoon was then spent exploring the concepts of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity and Pentecost in a wide variety of ways. The reception children made fiery headbands and used these to role play the story in the outdoor learning area. Year 1 created symbols of the Holy Spirit and year 2 and year 5 spent time exploring the idea of the Holy Spirit as a guiding voice by playing trust games as a class. Year 6 produced some amazing art work to represent what they had understood from the day and were able to talk about their images displaying the "power, peace and excitement" that the Holy Spirit brought to the early church. In year 4 the children explored the fruit of the spirit, thinking about the changes that the Holy Spirit is said to bring to those who receive it and in year 3 the children made twirlers that moved in the wind reminding them that the Holy Spirit can be felt but not seen. There were many other activities of course, Holy Spirit charades and the characteristics of God translated in many languages amongst others, and all classes were able to learn about these tricky concepts in ways that were most relevant to them.
It was a fantastic day, with everyone developing a deeper understanding of Pentecost, children and teachers alike!
Our Prayer Walk
We went on a prayer walk around school with Reverend Sue Allison. We thanked God for our school and our grounds.
Rev Eleanor Smith led our Collective Worship today. She brought two of her own friends with her and we talked about the importance of friendship.