Worship Overview 2023-24
Dawpool’s daily act of collective worship is viewed as an integral and important part of school life. Through this and in the general ethos of the school we seek to promote our vision:
‘The Dawpool community are united in their ambition to create a school which embodies the person, love and work of Jesus Christ: a school which enables Christian values to flourish and where all children may experience the abundant life that Jesus offers.’
Worship is a time where we come together to share our love of God and celebrate our achievements together. The worship of the school is based on promoting the Person, Love and Work of Jesus which permeates the ethos of the school. Worship is when we meet to acknowledge and reflect in God’s word and the teachings of Jesus.
In Autumn 1 the children explore the learning values of Collaboration, Independence, Interdependence, Reasoning and Distilling. The children used the teachings of Jesus to reflect on these values:
Jesus chooses his twelve disciples
Jesus feeds the 5000
Jesus walks on water
Matthew 7: 24-27
Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish builders
Luke 22: 54-62
Peter Denies Jesus
In Autumn 2, the children explore the learning values of Noticing, Imagining, Capitalising and Reasoning. We also explore the values of Kindness and Gentleness. The children used the teachings of Jesus to reflect on these values:
Jesus notices Zacchaeus
Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan
Jesus feeds 5000 people
Jesus turns water into wine
Luke 15: 11-32
Jesus tells the parable of the prodigal son
In Spring 1 the children explore the learning values of Perseverance, Empathy and Listening, Absorption, Managing Distractions and Self Control. The children used the teachings of Jesus to reflect on these values:
The boy Jesus at the temple
The baptism of Jesus
Jesus tells the parable of the persistent widow
Jesus heals a crippled woman
Jesus visits Mary and Martha
Luke 8: 4-15
Jesus tells the parable of the farmer and the seeds
Jesus is tested in the wilderness
In Spring 2, the children explore the values of generosity, faithfulness and patience. The children have use the teachings of Jesus to reflect on these values:
Jesus tells the story of the Widow’s Offering
Jesus washes the feet of his disciples
Jesus shares The Last Supper
The Trial of Jesus
In Summer 1, the children explore the values of Planning, Meta-Learning and Making Links. They have also explore the values of Joy and Peace The children have used the teachings of Jesus to reflect on these values:
Jesus shares the Greatest Commandment
Jesus teaches us how to pray (The Lord’s Prayer)
The resurrection of Jesus
The Great Commission
The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost
In Summer 2, the children explore the values of Imitation & Love. The children use the teachings of Jesus to reflect on these values:
Jesus teaches Nicodemus
- Letter of Paul to the Romans.
- First and Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. ...
- Letter of Paul to the Galatians.
- Letter of Paul to the Ephesians.
- Letter of Paul to the Philippians.
- Letter of Paul to the Colossians.
- First and Second Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians
This half term the children have explored the value of Courage:
- Courage in the face of our fears
- The courage to be ourselves
- Courage in the face of change
- The courage to step into new situations
- Courage when things are hard
- The courage to stand up for others
- Courageous advocacy
The children used Bible Stories to reflect on these values:
The story of the birds of the air and the plants of the field
The story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den
The story of Joseph
1 Samuel 17:42-47
The story of David and Goliath
Mark 4: 35-41
Jesus calms the storm
The Sermon on the Mount & The Beatitudes
In Autumn 2, the children explored the value of aspirations:
What are aspirations?
The Story of Moses and his mother.
How can having aspirations help us?
The Story of Abraham & Sarah
Reaching for the stars
The Story of David & Goliath
We also shared in Advent and Christmas through scripture and stories
The prophecies foretold about the birth of Jesus
Time to prepare
Jesus tells the parable of the 10 bridesmaids
The journey of Mary & Joseph to Bethlehem.
The birth of Jesus and the special people who visited him.
In Spring 1, the children explored the value of creation:
What is creativity?
The Bible story of Creation (Genesis)
How can I be creative?
The story of Bezalel and the building of the tabernacle
Being Creative: Using our hands and unique skills.
The story of Noah and the Ark
Being Creative: Using our hearts.
King David’s life as a musician, composer and poet (Psalms)
Using our creativity for others.
The story of Tabitha
Using our creativity for good.
The story of Deborah
This half term the children have explored the Bible:
What is The Bible?
A recap on the stories covered so far.
How can we use the Bible?
The story of Moses and the Burning Bush.
Why is the Bible important to Christians?
The story of the Nativity.
How can the Bible inspire us today?
The story of the Good Samaritan.
What does the Bible say about Easter?
The evidence for Jesus’ death and resurrection.
This half term the children have explored Social Justice and Courageous Advocacy:
What is Social Justice?
The Parable of the Lost Sheep.
Why is Social Justice Important?
The Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Key Principles of Social Justice: fairness, compassion, respect and equality.
Jesus tells the story of The Persistent Widow
The story of Joseph
What is courageous advocacy?
The story of Daniel.
Why is courageous advocacy important?
The example of Nehemiah.
How can I be a Courageous Advocate?
A recap of the Easter Story.
This half term the children have explored the values of Faith and Trust.
What is faith?
The story of baby Moses in the basket
Faith in action
The story of the walls of Jericho
Growing in faith
The story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den
Faith & Trust – What’s the Difference?
The story of Paul being shipwrecked
Trust – What did you see?
The encounters between Mary & Jesus
Trust – What did they hear?
Jesus heals the centurion’s servant
Trust – The Big Picture
The signs and miracles of God
Each half term, the children reflect on our HeartSmart Actions through the Relationships and Health Education Curriculum.
HeartSmart is a scheme of work that we use to build character, emotional health and resilience in children. It equips them with foundational principles, skills, habits and a mindset that will improve their mental health, relationships and academic achievement.
HeartSmart is delivered around 6 key topics:
- Get Heart Smart
- Don’t forget to let love in
- Too much selfie isn’t healthy
- Don’t rub it in, rub it out
- Fake is a mistake
- No way through, isn’t true
For more information about our HeartSmart Curriculum, please go to our website here.
In Worship each week, Dawpool pupils focus on a big question, based on a current news story, which relates to one of the fundamental British Values: Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs.
For more information about our British Values Curriculum, please go to our website here.