Teversham CE VA Primary School

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Collective Worship

Collective Worship 2023-24


This year we will be continuing to focus on our key values. We start each school day by coming together as a school community for an act of Worship, linked to the understanding of the key value for the half term, and always including an opportunity for children to reflect on their own thoughts and feelings. 


We are very grateful for the regular input of local clergy and ministers and lay members of various denominations for their contributions to our worship in school and at our church services. 


We also visit the local church for a church service each term for key services such as Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter, as well as the end of the school year.


The values for this year are as follows:-

Autumn 1 2023

Thankfulness, compassion, friendship

Autumn 2 2023

Hope and generosity

Spring 1 2024


Spring 2 2024

Love and forgiveness

Summer 1 2024

Trust and respect

Summer 2 2024


Summer Term 2024


For the first half term, we will focus on the values of trust and respect, before finishing the school year by exploring the value of truthfulness.

We will start by revisiting our key rules of ready, respectful and safe, and these will continue to be a key focus for us in ensuring high standards of behaviour across the school. We will explore trust as the basis of all stable relationships, including a person’s relationship with good, growing through consistent experiences of reliability and integrity. We will learn about some stories from the bible that provide examples of respect and explore with the children how they can show respect. This will include listening to others when they are talking to us, valuing the ideas of others, understanding that others may have different opinions and recognising others in our prayers.


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

“Be ready to do what is good.  Slander no one, be peaceable and considerate, and always be gentle towards everyone.” Titus 3:1  


In the second half of the term we will explore the values of truthfulness. We will explore sharing the truth with compassion, considering the feelings of others. We will also think about the importance of telling the whole truth; avoiding exaggeration; telling the truth when it is difficult. We will consider people who have had the courage to be truthful in the face of challenges.


“Tell the truth to each other.” Zechariah 8.16

“Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.” Proverbs 12:19


We continue to be very grateful for our local clergy and ministers who lead our worship each Wednesday. This term, Rev Nick Moir, vicar of Teversham Parish Church, Sharon Byrne, curate of Teversham Parish Church, Matt Lillicrap, minister of Hope Church, and Danny Driver, vicar of Christ the Redeemer, will be leading us in continuing our exploration of the story from Easter to Pentecost. We will also be giving further opportunities for the children to ask their own “big questions” about God and the World, following on from last term.


We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Easter Service at our local church.

The Christmas Service at the church.

Christingle Church Service

Having fun with Genr8, thinking about the Christmas Story.

Easter Service

GenR8 came to visit thinking about Easter.

Christmas Service at the church 2022

GenR8 came for the beginning of advent

Remembrance Service 2021

GenR8 visits - Reminding us about the Gift of Christmas

Right of Parents to withdraw their child from Collective Worship