The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
During this first half term of our new school year, our Christian value will be compassion.
If someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others, they're showing compassion. It has to do with being thoughtful and decent. When you have compassion, you're putting yourself in someone else's shoes and really feeling for them in their suffering.
Our Worship this Term
For the first half of the autumn term our Christian value is compassion. Our Harvest Service in October will help us to focus on this important theme and we will all have an opportunity to support charities that are showing the compassion of Jesus around the world.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, our Christian value is hope. At this time of year we remember that Jesus was born to bring hope to a dark and lonely world. We will think about this in our Christmas Carol Service.
We would love to see family and friends at both of these special services.
During this term, Year 6 and Year 5 will present their Family Worship. They will tell us more about what they have been learning, and parents and friends will be invited along to join in. Afterwards, children, teachers and visitors will enjoy refreshments together.
St Andrew's Day is on 30th November and we will learn more about the patron saint of Scotland nearer the time.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on Earth as in Heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Our School Prayer
Unite us in our school
Encourage us to
Really do our best
Dare us to be different in
Never leave our side.
Help us to learn and
Understand about you
Rejoicing we say
Come and be with us in our
In the Summer of 2013, we built a Prayer Walk for our field pathway that helps us to remember why and how we should pray.
Every child made sketches of their ideas then Jeff from Eco-arts used them to design and construct the wooden sculptures. We can see some of our ideas in the sculptures.
Each sculpture has a different theme - praise and saying sorry, please and thank you to God. To celebrate its installation, the whole school walked round the Prayer Walk together. The older children helped the little ones to look and pray.
We use the Prayer Walk in whole school and class worship and in R.E. lessons.
Do you have any ideas how we could use our Prayer Walk in the future?