As a Catholic school the spiritual and liturgical aspects of learning are the most important aspects of our school life. The children gather each day for an act of collective worship as follows:
Monday: 9.00am - 9.20am - Whole school Gospel assembly led by the Peace and Justice Society, the Head teacher, Parish priest or Senior staff. This assembly is usually based on the Gospel reading from the day before or to celebrate a Saints day or other important liturgical event such as Advent or Lent.
Tuesday: Years 1 & 2 have an assembly that covers topics from the Personal, social aspects of learning that also links to their spiritual development. This is led by the Year 1 & 2 class teachers. Years 3 - 6 have class liturgies in their classrooms that link into the Religious education topic they are covering.
Wednesday: All classes from Nursery to Year 6 have class liturgies and prayers in their own classrooms.
Thursday: Year 3 - 6 have an assembly from 1015-10.35am based on the Personal, Social and Spiritual aspects of learning. This is led by a different class teacher each week. Once every half term the whole school, from Reception to class 6 gather to look at the new Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning topic they are covering. This could be New Beginnings or Going for Gold topics that they cover. This is led by our S.E.A.L. co-ordinator.
Friday: 9.00am - 9.20am This is a class- led Whole-school assembly in which the children showcase some of their learning from the previous half term. It always includes a spiritual dimension either by prayers, reflection or a hymn. This assembly is also when certificates are given to children, staff or parents for outstanding learning or behaviour.
These assemblies are an important part of our curriculum as they teach the children to value the learning and successes of others as well as giving them opportunities for prayerful reflection and time to celebrate important events in our liturgical year. Parents and carers are very welcome to join us for any of these assemblies.