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Collective worship – Roots and Fruits

 

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.

 

The value for the Autumn Term 1 is Thankfulness 

and Autumn Term 2 is Trust.

 

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Thankfulness is…

Thinking of good things

Happy memories

All creation praising God

Not taking anything for granted

Keeping focused on the positive

Feeling blessed

Understanding the sacrifices people make for us

Living joyfully

Not complaining

Expressing gratitude to God

Saying thank you to those who help us

Showing gratefulness by our deeds

 

Give thanks prayer

 

Dear God,

We know that you love us and always want the best for us.

Help us to look for the things for which we can give thanks.

Amen

TRUST IS….

Taking someone at their word

Relying on someone to support you

Unbreakable promises

Showing that you can be trustworthy

Treasuring good friends

 

Prayer for Trust in God

 

Loving God,  

We thank you for Mary’s trust in you.

Help us to trust you

to lead us and direct us throughout our lives.

Amen

School Prayer

 

Lord,

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,

Amen

Thank You Lord - Don Moen

Trust - Hillsong Young & Free Lyrics

SIAMS - Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

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".

Inspection focus

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.

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  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  • How effective is the Religious Education? 
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

Outstanding SIAMs award presented by Oxford Diocese

Outstanding SIAMs award presented by Oxford Diocese 1
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