Let Your Light Shine!
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way,
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5: 15-16
Our Focus this Autumn Term: Friendship & Justice
Over the Autumn term we will be exploring what it means to be a good friend and how we can make new friends, repair friendships when things go wrong and offer friendship to people who may be feeling lonely. We will look at examples of famous friendships and friendships in the Bible.
A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
Daily collective worship is at the heart of Long Mountain CE Primary School. Our worship is distinctly Christian in character and we reflect the rhythm of the church's year in our worship in school.
Worship is a time when children can be reflective, consider stories and teaching that is important in the Christian faith and - if they wish - they can join in with prayer. We make our worship open and inclusive - the children are invited to share in the worship and offered the chance to join in with prayers, for example, but we respect the right of children not to pray, if they do not wish to. We recognise that within our school community we will have people of varied faith and people who do not have a religious faith; all our children's contexts and backgrounds are respected.
What might you experience during Collective Worship?
- listening to music
- visitors helping lead worship
- sharing a story (often from the Bible)
- thinking about a special person
- learning about a value and how it might change the way we behave toward one another
- the lighting of a candle
- sharing a prayer (sometimes we use traditional prayers and sometimes we write our own to say as part of our worship)
- learning about an important festival e.g. Christmas, Easter, Pentecost
- celebrating achievements - 'Praise Assembly' - and giving thanks
- looking at a piece of art work or a video clip as a prompt for reflection
- time to be still, time to think, time to talk