Oxenhope CE Primary School

Collective Worship

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 100 v 4

We participate in an act of Collective Worship every day led by a teacher or a visitor from a local church.  Our Collective Worship is central to the life of the school.  We hold a daily act of collective worship where the Y1 – Y6 class teachers attend with their classes.  All other adults are welcome to attend also.  The Collective Worship plan also includes whole school worship occasions, when all adults attend and parents and carers are invited too.

Children in Reception participate in a daily act of collective worship in their classrooms, except Songs of Praise and Friday worship.  The children in Reception attend our whole school collective worship on Monday where the school theme/ value is introduced by Mrs. Jones.

The Head Teacher and teachers lead collective worship on a Monday and Thursday and Friday, and visitors lead worship on a Thursday.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – Collective worship or Songs of Praise is held at 10:15 am and lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Tuesday – On Tuesday we have Reflection Time in classrooms which are more discussion based. The teacher is given a theme or a question to explore – Led by the Worship team in KS2 and the teachers in KS1.

Friday – Collective Celebration Worship is held at 14:30 for the whole school.  Children from each year group are chosen to receive a presentation or star of the week award.  Parents of children receiving awards are invited to attend.  We also announce the class attendance award and the house point award winner. The worship closes with the school prayer.

What happens during a Collective Worship?

Worship Team

School has a collective worship council comprising of children from years 3 to 6. Each day, members of the Council welcome everyone to, lead and conclude our Collective Worship.  They also lead their class reflection time.

They also review how collective worship is delivered in school and are also responsible for the delivery of one complete session of collective worship each half term.

The Collective Worship Council also maintain a display board in a prominent position in the school.

For more information, please see our Worship Team link

Church Visitors

The ministers from Oxenhope St Mary’s, Oxenhope Methodist Church and Hall Green Church Haworth regularly lead us in Collective Worship.  (See Collective Worship plan).  We have representatives from Zephaniah Trust who come to lead collective worship every half term.  Also CLiKS (Christian Links in Keighley Schools) regularly lead Collective Worship.

The Gideons also visit us in the last half term to give the Year 6 class a bible each.

Interfaith Visitors

We have annual visitors from the Islamic and Buddhist faiths who lead whole school assemblies and talk about what they believe.

Community Visitors

We have local farmers who are parents of the children come in to Collective Worship to share about the work they do. Representatives from after school clubs (including those run by parents) also share what they do and hold demonstrations.

Links:

Collective Worship Plan

Music and Performance during Collective Worship

Worship Team