This half-term we have started using Roots and Fruits for our collective worship.
Roots and Fruits provides creative collective worship for primary schools based in Christian values themes over a period of two years. Rooted in Bible teaching, twelve Christian values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in everyday life.
Our value for Summer 1 is Friendship.
Forgetting the hurts
Offering a new beginning
Restoring a friendship
Given and received
Valuing the truth
Ending an argument
Not holding a grudge
Prayer for a special friend
Dear Lord Jesus,
You have shown us through the Bible that you want to be woven
into our lives as our friend.
Thank you that we can talk to you at any time because
you are even closer to us than the people in our own family.
Give me eyes to see the beauty around me;
Give me ears that hear only what is true;
Give me lips which speak kind words;
Give me hands which will always work hard;
Give me a heart to be a loyal friend;
In Jesus’ name,
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are"distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".
SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.