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Andover Church of England Primary School

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Collective Worship

Please browse this page to find out more about collective worship at Andover C of E Primary. 
WB 30.11.20 -  After enjoying another whole-school zoom assembly with Rev. Simon from St. Mary's we reflected on the importance of advent for christians. The children even created their own advent wreaths. Lydia in Year R really impressed us with her drawing of an advent wreath and earned herself a Headteacher's award. Well done Lydia!


                                          




WB 23.11.20 -  To continue our learning about love for others we talked about the difference between conditional and unconditional love

Dear God,
Thank you for
love.
Thank you for how good it is to have people who
love us, and people whom we can love.
Thank you that your heart is full of
love for us and for all those we love.
Amen.


 

We looked at the story "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney to help us reflect on unconditional love

WB 16.11.20 -  To continue our learning about love for others and the world, we have celebrated anti-bullying week as a whole school. 
You can watch the virtual assembly below. We also had an "odd socks day" where children came to school in mis-matched socks to show solidarity against bullying. We also worked as a school to create our own anti-bullying pollicy!

 

                                                                           

WB 09.11.20 -  The school community paused on Wednesday 11th November to remember the soldiers that had been to war. Some classes also create their own poppies to remember the importance of Remembrance day. You might like to watch the video below which some of our younger learners watched during or after the reflection. 



WB 26.10.20 - 
 Year 2 have been looking at bread as a symbol of harvest. We made and decorated our own harvest loaves in class. We thought about what the bread might symbolise for us and what we are grateful for. 

  

WB 12.10.20 - 
 Rev. Simon from St. Mary's Church led us in a whole school harvest festival celebration over Zoom. It was wonderful to reflect together on the importance of the seasons and how God provides for us. 
                                                        

WB 05.10.20 -  We have been thinking about how wonderful it is to be a unique and special person in God's world. We collected leaves and realised that no leaf is identical - they are all different. ‘Father God, we thank you for all the children represented by these leaves. Thank you for their individual personalities and talents and for all the qualities that make them unique. Please bless each one of them and help them to achieve their potential in life. Amen 
This has helped us to think about our harvest celebrations and the love we have for God's world.
                                


WB 28.09.20 -  We have been thinking about love for the world. ‘May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.’ Amen
We have been reflecting on the word "goodbye" and what this means in different languages and cultures. We have also been writing and creating our own prayers.
                                                                              
 

WB 21.09.20 - Our collective worship this week focused on the theme of friendship. We reflected on our school value of love and how we show love to our friends. We found out more about how Jesus treated his friends. We made paper chains in class to show that we are all friends and part of a community at Andover C of E Primary. The children also reflected on what they are grateful for and why we are so lucky to have the people in our lives that we do. 

WB 14.09.20 - We have been thinking about love for ourselves. This week we have been looking at sunflowers as a symbol of strength and resilience. We thought about times when we have had to be strong and how God can help us to feel supported. We created our own images of sunflowers. 

   

 

Lord, help us to turn our hearts towards you. Guide our steps and be our wall of strength so we can lean against you as we grow. Help us to listen carefully, think about our words and actions and comfort each other when we need help. Help us to appreciate everyone we meet and learn from those you send our way.

Amen
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