All acts of worship at St Mark's are Christian in character, although we draw comparisons with other religions and cultural traditions. All our assemblies seek to develop children’s understanding of the Church and the role it can play in their lives; to develop their understanding of a Christian moral code and how it applies to them and all in our community.
Above all, Collective Worship at St Mark’s is sensitive to the needs and backgrounds of the community we serve.
Themes are designed to develop a sense of shared values and achievements. All Worship follows the worship structure, which you can see below.
We wrote a school prayer that is shared in every worship. The children also write their own prayers and place them in the prayer box on the altar, to be shared in Worship.
CLASS LED WORSHIP: KS2 classes lead a service and FS/KS1 classes present the Christmas Nativity. These are based on the work the class have been doing or on the termly assembly theme and all children should be involved in some way.
CHRISTMAS YEAR 3
EASTER YEAR 5
We welcome the children with our call and respond:
Worship Lead: "Jesus is the Light of the World."
Children: "Let Your Light Shine"
In our Whole School Worship every Monday, we share Bible stories and introduce the Reflection Space activity for the week.
You can see the videos and examples of the Reflection Spaces below.
On Tuesdays the classes hold their Collective Worship in class, to complete the weekly Reflection Space Activity, as a meaningful response to Monday's worship. On Wednesday, Miss McKenzie shares worship with the whole school, linked to our weekly themes, and any special religious celebrations or international events that may be taking place. Our Music Lead, Miss Livingston leads Singing Worship. on Thursdays .
On Fridays, we celebrate the children's achievements throughout the week, as we see how they have let their lights shine! We also invite parents and carers of the "Shining Stars of the Week" to join us. The Stars of the Week are chosen by teachers, and the award is given to those children who have consistently demonstrated our HERO values. You can see examples of the certificates in the Latest News Section.
You can see our Worship Calendar here
Our Collective Worship Policy may be read here.
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OUR HERO VALUES
We share our HERO value Bible stories in Collective Worship, and these are embedded through Reflection Space Activities and our HERO Values Story Sacks. Each class has their own set of story sacks, that the children can revisit in their Reflection Spaces.
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