St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Collective Worship

 “For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them."

    Matthew 18: 20

Collective Worship is central to our Catholic faith as a special way of Encountering Christ in our daily lives and through encountering Him, we feel loved. The school nurtures and promotes the Catholic faith through its programme of Religious Education and the day-to-day organisation and relationships so that the spiritual presence of Jesus Christ is clearly evident to all and His teachings are reflected in every aspect of school life.

At Saint Norbert’s we endeavour to make all acts of worship engaging and accessible for all, with Scripture rooted at its heart. Collective Worship should enable children and adults to hear and understand the message, give space to reflect and feel and inspire Discipleship and Missionary Discipleship through actions going forth.

Saint Norbert’s celebrates the Word through Liturgy and Mass both at school and at church and we work closely with the Parish to ensure that there is harmony between themes, actions, prayers and responses so that children are confident to worship and live their faith beyond the school day. 

 

Collective Worship

The school gathers together on a daily basis to share in the Good News. Each day there is a different focus for the worship. In addition to this, children in each class engage with the Word as a class and have the opportunity to reflect and evaluate Whole School Collective Worships. Children in KS2 classes plan, prepare and lead their own liturgies and acts of worship in class daily.

  Collective Worship Timetable 2021/22

DAY

TYPE OF WORSHIP

NATURE OF WORSHIP

LED BY

COVID Measures

Monday

Gospel Worship

To reflect upon the Gospel reading of the previous Sunday

All Teaching Staff

MS Teams Whole School Gospel Worship or Mark 10 Mission online  worship

Tuesday

Key Stage Worship

To follow the Statements To Live By

Class Teachers on a rota

Via MS Teams in Key Stages

Wednesday

Class Worship

To join together as a community to celebrate learning in the RE curriculum

Each year group on a rota. Parents are invited to attend this worship

Via MS Teams Children lead liturgy to Whole School

Thursday

Praise and Worship/Values/ Virtues Worship

To sing praise and practise hymn for forthcoming celebrations Celebrate learning about the value of month/ Catholic Virtue of the Term

Two members of teaching staff on a rota  Teaching Staff

Via MS Teams – Values based worship (Value of the Month or Catholic Virtue of the Term) Whole School

Friday

Celebration Worship

To reflect and celebrate on the achievements of the week. Learn about other significant events

Head teacher

Via MS Teams Celebration Worship Whole School

 

   

MONDAY– Gospel Worship at 9am

TUESDAY– Key Stage Worship at 9am

WEDNESDAY– Class Worship at 9am

THURSDAY– Values / Virtues / Praise and Worship at 9am

FRIDAY– Celebration Worship at 9am

 

Gospel Worship– this is an opportunity to share and reflect upon the Gospel reading from the Sunday Mass.

Key Stage Worship– children meet as a Key Stage to share the Scripture following the pattern of Statements to Live By, as directed by the Diocese.

Class Worship– Each class takes it in turn to lead a worship for the whole school.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to share in this worship at 9am.

Values/ Virtues/ Praise and Worship– Each week staff lead pupils in worship to focus on either our Catholic Virtue of the Term or the Value of the Month. On alternate weeks, children have the opportunity to sing collectively and learn new songs of praise.

Celebration Worship– this worship is focussed upon celebrating the learning that has taken place each week. One child from each class is selected and presented with a certificate for ‘pupil of the week’, recognising the excellence shown in their learning.

 

 

Parents are invited to join us for Class Mass, Class Collective Worship and other liturgical celebrations held in school and church.

Class Collective Worships are held in the hall and Class Mass/Prayer Services are held in the classrooms- a list of all dates for Class Collective Worships and Class Masses are available on the school diary on the front page of the school website.

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