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.
Thinking of good things
All creation praising God
Not taking anything for granted
Keeping focused on the positive
Understanding the sacrifices people make for us
Expressing gratitude to God
Saying thank you to those who help us
Showing gratefulness by our deeds
Give thanks prayer
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.
Taking someone at their word
Relying on someone to support you
Showing that you can be trustworthy
Treasuring good friends
Prayer for Trust in God
We thank you for Mary’s trust in you.
Help us to trust you
to lead us and direct us throughout our lives.
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.