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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



Collective Worship Plan Summer 1

Theme – Friendship, being friends

A Christian perspective on Friendship:
Christians believe they can call God their friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus.


· To encourage children to consider what makes a good friend

· To understand how to support somebody who may not feel included in friendship groups

· To help the children find ways of repairing restoring friendships when they break down

· To ensure that the children know who they can turn to for help, if they are struggling with friendship.


Collective Worship Plan Spring 2 

Theme- Forgiveness and saying sorry

A Christian perspective on Forgiveness:
Forgiveness is how damaged relationships are mended. It is an act motivated by love. For Christians, Jesus’ death on the cross is the ultimate revelation of God’s all forgiving love, his sacrifice is inspiration to forgive others, no matter what cost.



· Help children understand that we all make mistakes and need forgiveness from others

· For children to know how they can make amends for their mistakes

· For Children to understand that Christians believe that God’s love is so great that forgiveness is always possible

· To explore the Easter story and the symbol of the cross as a symbol of forgiveness