Worship at Stoke Canon C of E Primary School
Nurture and Grow Together through Compassion, Integrity and Kindness
As a small rural village primary school, we are surrounded by the amazing landscape of the Devon countryside. Planting and harvesting are part of our daily lives so therefore we use the Parable of the Sower from Matthew 13 to show our pupils that if we nurture each other and give each other the right support to grow as individuals then we will develop love, honesty and respect for each other and everyone in our global community.
‘But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields’
Parable of the Sower Matthew (13:23)
Our curriculum is underpinned by the set of values including our core Christian values of Compassion, Kindness and Integrity that enable us to live
‘Life in all its fullness’ John (10:10)
For our worship programme we follow the Imaginor "Roots and Fruits" scheme which is based on 18 core values. We also include other relevant topical events and celebrations e.g. Parliament Week and Black History Month which we link to our core values. We also champion Modern British Values as part of our rolling programme.
On Monday we have a whole school assembly in church. The assembly is based around our key values. We look at a value for three to four weeks and link it to the time of year.
On Tuesday we give the children the opportunity to consider a "Big Question". There is classroom worship and the involvement of the children as Worship Monitors. Types of "Big Questions" include; What does respect look like in the classroom?, How can our generosity help future generations, Why are Modern British Values important?
On Wednesday we are back in church and the children bring their class reflection journals and the Worship Monitors share the reflection journals and we celebrate anyone who has been showing those values.
On Thursday we have a whole school hymn practice either in school or in church.
On Friday we celebrate the achievements of our children in our Celebration Assembly.
Rolling Programme of Worship
Term and Theme
Class Worship Activities
Theme: Respect- From Roots and Fruits 1 for Monday. Wednesday-wider resources but recap on Bible story and follow up from class worship.
Week beginning 5th Sept to the 23rd September
Recap school values, modern British Values and then talk about Respect
BBC assembly on Respect
What does respect look like in the classroom?
What does respect look like in the playground/around school?
What does respect look like for our World?
What does respect look like for our society?
6th Sept-List of statements to support what Respect looks like in the classroom to bring back on Wednesday
13th Sept -Prayers for Respect
Pledges to help the world
Generosity-From Roots and Fruits 1 from 26th September to the 21st Oct.
Week beginning the 26th
What does generosity look like in our school?
How do we use our time and talents to sow seeds for the future? (link to vision)
How can our generosity help future generations?
How can our generosity help the local community? (link with harvest and collection)
List of things that show what generosity looks like.
Personal refection whilst listening to music.
Prayers for Harvest
Autumn 2: Justice-From Roots and Fruits 1
October 31st to November
Week beginning the 31st
What does justice look like in our school?
Why is it important to remember?
Why are Modern British Values important?
Remembrance Service-Friday 11th
Sunday 13th November
Anti-Bullying Week- 14th to the 18th Theme Reach Out
Parliament Week November 14th to the 20.
Children in Need- November 18th
Roots and Fruits 2
What gives us joy?
Draw or think about the things that give you joy-Group activity