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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Collective Worship

At Seal Church of England Primary School, Collective Worship is the beating heart of the school. We use the planning from the Rochester Diocese and weave through our vision and values for our Collective Worship provision.

Pupils have opportunities for further reflection within class worship three times a week, which enables them to further consider the themes and how they might apply their thinking into their lives. 

Each term we will explore one of our six values and explore how the value connects with our collective worship themes. 

We will also reflect on how we can continue to grow and flourish, just like a mustard seed.

Term 5

This term, we are focussing on the value of:


Week 1 - What does respect mean?

In week 1, we explore what respect means in terms of positively affecting the worth of people, objects and the environment.

"13 People brought their small children to Jesus so that he could lay his hands on them to bless them. But the followers told the people to stop bringing their children to him. 14 Jesus saw what happened. He did not like his followers telling the children not to come. So he said to them, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people who are like these little children. 15 The truth is, you must accept God’s kingdom like a little child accepts things, or you will never enter it.” 16 Then Jesus held the children in his arms. He laid his hands on them and blessed them." (Mark 10:13-16)

We explore how Jesus shows respect towards all people, and what we can learn from this. We consider the different ways in which we can show respect towards people, objects and the environment.

 Week 2 - Order of the mustard seed


In week 2, we revisit the parable of the mustard seed and discuss how a group of Christians, the order of the mustard seed, made promises to live by:

- To be true to Christ ·

- To be kind to people ·

- To take the gospel to the nations 

We remind ourselves that from such small things, large miraculous things can grow. We consider what promises we want to live by and how this shows respect to our local or global communities. 

Week 3 - Express the mercy and justice of God

In week 3, we look at how we can respect others through showing mery and justice. We consider how we can use our voice to evoke change. We consider how we can be a voice to the voiceless. 

We will be looking at specific charities who help those in need such as homeless charities and that even small acts, can grow into something great (just like a mustard seed growing into a large tree).


Week 4 - Hospitality

In week 4, we study the story of Abraham and Sarah being visited by strangers and we consider how we can show hospitality to strangers.

We look at how hospitality shows respect and within the mustard tree, any new birds that perch in the branches need to be welcomed.

We consider how we can be welcoming to new pupils, new staff and visitors to the school, and other situations in our lives.

Week 5 - Living prayerfully and Pentacost

This week, we look at what prayer is to people of faith and different ways to pray. 

As we lead up to the Christian festival of Pentecost, where Christians remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ followers. We learn about how the Holy Spirit is the gift that Jesus promised would come to help, support, guide and encourage his disciples.


Week 6 - Celebrating creativity

This week, we explore how Christians use creativity and art to worship God. We explore our unique gifts and talents and how we can build on these for ourselves and support one another. We will look at the right to develop our talents and abilities (article 29).


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