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Collective Worship

“Each one of us is different, each one of us is special”

St. Denys Mission Statement is “Each one of us is different, each one of us is special.”   We aim for our Collective Worship to reflect the distinctive nature of our Church of England Controlled Status and the Christian principles on which the school was established.  Developing children as thoughtful individuals, teaching them to be respectful of everyone, to value difference and celebrate the achievements of each other. 

Collective Worship Policy 2017

Planning for Collective Worship

Collective Worship at St Denys is based around values central to the Christian faith whilst including morals to live by for those of different and no faith.



 The topics followed are outlined in the Gloucester Diocese resource, Values for Life. A two year rolling programme is in place with a different value being looked at each half term





Autumn 1

October/ November/ December
Autumn 2

January/ February
Spring 1

February/ March/ April
Spring 2

April/ May

Summer 1

June /July

Summer 2

Year 1 - Courage, being brave

Generosity/ kindness

Hopes, Dreams and Promises.

Forgiveness and Saying Sorry



Year 2 - Trusting and believing

Peace Calm and Quiet

Compassion and Caring

Justice and being fair



Assembly Timetable Spring 1 2017/2018

Theme – Compassion & caring

A Christian perspective on compassion

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


· For children to know ways in which they can show a caring attitude and show compassion to others

· For children to recognise when others are showing care

· To be thankful for those who care for us

· To explore how we can care for the world

Assembly Timetable Autumn 2 2017/2018

Theme – Peace/Christmas

A Christian perspective on peace

Jesus said “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9)
Peace-making actions can range from helping to resolve conflict to creating space for stillness.

Aims: Peace

To explore conflict and peace in our world

To look at people who have worked for peace in the world

To provide children with ideas and skills to become peacemakers

To encourage children to solve their differences in constructive ways

To allow children to explore the reflective feeling of peace and stillness

Aims: ChristmasTo explore the story of Christmas from the point of view of: Mary & Joseph/Wise Men & Shepherds

To celebrate the Christmas story through performance

Collective Worship Autumn 1 2017/2018

Theme – Trust and belief

A Christian perspective on trust and belief

Trust is the basis of all stable relationships, including a person’s relationship with God. God’s commitment to humanity is seen in his willingness to trust ordinary people with carrying out his purposes in the world.


· Children to explore what it means to trust and be trusted - understand the importance of trust and explore how we can show trust in others

· Explore what happens when trust is broken

· Explore who in our lives we trust – family, community, world, God

· Explore God’s trust for us to look after the world

· Explore Bible stories where people have shown trust in God