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Collective Worship

Term

Year 1 2015-2016

Year 2 2016-2017

Year 3 2017-2018

Autumn 1

Thankfulness

Responsibility

Peace

 

Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in different ways in all aspects of their lives. They know that their response should be one of thankfulness and praise.

The Bible teaches that life is a gift from God and it is our responsibility to use our talents and abilities in the best way we can.

Jesus said “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God”. Peace-making actions can range from helping o resolve conflict to creating space for stillness. Peace, in the sense f total well being, is god’s intention for the whole of creation.

Harvest

How other religions celebrate harvest

Harvest for the World.

Harvest festival

 

School Harvest festival

Ashanti, Sukkoth, Pongol/Onam

Fair trade

How traditional harvest festivals are celebrated in different areas of the country and through history.

Autumn 2

Truthfulness

Service

Courage

 

Christians believe that truth is revealed in the Bible and in the person and life of Jesus. Through his teachings we are given an insight into the nature of god and the way in which He means us to live.

 

Jesus exemplified in his person, ministry and relationship with God, what it is to be called the “Servant King”. Christians believe that their calling is to follow Jesus’ example according to their gifts and abilities.

Basic to Christian faith is the claim that God is always present. This belief has led to great acts of courage. Through prayer, people have found the strength to help them be courageous.

Advent

The Advent Ring/Wreath

Advent celebrations around the world.

Advent calendars

 

The festival of advent, which takes place on the four Sundays before Christmas day is the time of preparation and waiting for Jesus’ coming. Christmas is celebrated by the Anglican Church as the day of Jesus Christ’s Birth- The meaning of the five candles in the Advent ring relative to the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Day.

How people the world over prepare for Jesus’ birth and celebrate advent

Traditions of Advent-advent calendars-the Christmas story-Isaiah… Elizabeth… Mary… How the message was revealed.

Christmas

The Christmas Story/Christingle

Giving and Gifts

Christmas Stories Around the world

 

The traditional story of the birth f Jesus according to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke- link to the Christingle- Children’s Society talk

 

The traditional stories of the birth of  Jesus according to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke- Worldwide celebrations

Spring 1

Hope

Wisdom

Trust

 

Christians see their hope in God’s promise, ‘that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome evil’ This hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Christians believe that true wisdom comes from God. As a believer grows in faith so with so wisdom is seen both as a gift from God and s a characteristic of God. In his parables Jesus taught that placing trust in God and recognising what is of value in life brings fulfilment.

Trust is the basis of all stable relationships, including a person’s relationship with God.  It is rooted in truth and will grow through consistent experiences of reliability and integrity.

Gods commitment to humanity is seen is his willingness to trust ordinary people with the carrying it of his purposes

Epiphany

The Festival of Epiphany

Babushka

Candlemas

 

Following the Christmas season, the Anglican Church celebrates epiphany on January 6th. The festival commemorates the visitation of the three wise men to the baby Jesus.

Traditional tale of Babushka and the Three Kings

The church celebrates Candlemas on February 2nd, which marks the end of Epiphany. The feast commemorates the presentation of Jesus in the temple.

Shrove Tuesday/Lent

Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday Worldwide

Ash Wednesday and Lent

 

Traditionally the congregation went to church to be shriven, which was to confess their sins and be forgiven. More recently people have taken to making pancakes.

How this Christian festival is celebrated around the world, looking at customs and traditions.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, ash was created by burning the previous year’s palm crosses: Lent lasts for forty days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday and symbolises the days Jesus spent fasting and preparing in the desert. It us a time of preparation for Easter.

Easter

Holy Week

Holy Week

Holy Week

 

The Anglican church celebrates Holy Week in the 7 days running up to Easter. It includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Easter Sunday the church celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his Crucifixion.

 

 

Spring 2

Humility

Perseverance

Forgiveness

 

Christian’s believe that Jesus was both servant and king. He demonstrated this through his life, death and resurrection. Jesus taught his disciples what it means to be truly humble. They serve God by showing humility through attitudes and actions.

Jesus frequently encourages His disciples to “endure patiently” the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity. He himself trusted god even when his enemies tried to stop his work and plotted his death.

Forgiveness is the means by which damaged relationships are restored. It is an act of will, motivated by love. For Christians, Jesus death on the cross is the ultimate revelation of God’s forgiving love, as a source of inspiration to forgive others.

St George’s Day

23rd April

 

 

Summer 1

Justice

Creativity

Generosity

 

The justice revealed in the bible is always revealed in the context of love. It includes the call to take responsibility for one another, especially the poor and oppressed, and to see that no one is excluded from the essentials of life.

Seen from a Christian perspective all of life is a gift, entrusted by a loving creator God to humankind for a purpose. Each person learns to value and explore, celebrate and enjoy this world in all its mystery and diversity. With this gift comes a mutual responsibility to ensure that the creation is not spoiled but rather sustained and shared by all.

God’s generosity is best described as grace, love freely given without limit or conditions. This generosity once experienced and acknowledged by an individual, can in turn release a generous spirit towards others.

Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity

Ascension

Pentecost

Trinity

 

Ascension Day is celebrated on the 40th day following Easter and always takes place on a Thursday. It marks the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.

The church celebrates Pentecost on the 50th day after Easter. It commemorates the gift of the Holy spirit to the apostles and marks the birthday of the church.

The Chrisitian festival of Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost.

Summer 2

Compassion

Friendship

Respect and Reverence

 

Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness, mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God.

Christians believe they can call God a friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus.

The nature of God, as revealed in the Bible, presents all people with a choice. Those whose response is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. Reverence takes this response a step further and will include aspects of worship such as awe and wonder, surrender and sacrifice.

Links will be made to events in the news, charity giving and our partner school in Zambia.

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