St Andrew's Church of England Primary School An intelligent heart acquires knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15

Worship Focus

Father Julius has set the children the task of learning the school values off by heart as he is unpicking respect with the children of what it means, how we can show it and demonstrate this throughout everything we do. 


We are amazed with the discussion and reflections are children have shared. 


This has then feed into the next part of the challenge which is to write a prayer for a member of staff. However the prayer is not to be shared with the member of staff it is to be brought into Collective Worship first. It would be lovely to have parent and grandparents input on this as well as we unpick prayer, what it is, why some people do it and how to create our own prayer. 


Big questions - What does prayer mean to you?  What does praying look like to you  is in the traditional view of kneeing hands together eyes closed or something different? 

Autumn 1 - Our value of RESPECT:

Do upon others as you would have them do upon you. 

Respect as we go now

Respect: As We Go Now  

Published by Fischy Music


As we go now from this moment,

as we leave behind our time together.

May we walk with one another,

may we help each other on the way.


As we go now from this moment,

as we go into the future together.

May we treasure one another,

may we realize how precious we are.


As we go now from this moment,

as we go into the future together.

May we treasure one another,

may we realize how precious we are.


May we realize how precious we are.

May we realize how precious we are.

Respect as we go now:

with lyrics.

Prayer for Forgiveness and Respect


Leader:          Lord, sometimes we are rude and cross.

Please forgive us,

All:              and help us show respect.

Leader:          Lord, sometimes we don’t listen to others.

Please forgive us,

All:              and help us show respect.

Leader:          Lord, sometimes we only think of ourselves.

Please forgive us,

All:              and help us show respect.



Below are some short videos of discussion topics for over Lent. 

Get into training

Tuesday, Week 3


Hebrews 5.11-14

About this we have much to say that is hard to explain, since you have become dull in understanding. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic elements of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food; for everyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is unskilled in the word of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.


Although we are indeed sinners, we are sinners beloved of God. Within us dwells God’s Holy Spirit, whose job it is (among other things) daily to make us more like Jesus – or become less sinful. This is the process of sanctification, or “becoming more holy”. Sanctification is the ongoing movement – once a person has recognised that they are a sinner and have begun to repent – of the Christian heart towards a greater love of God and more closely living in the ways of God’s kingdom. And how to do that? The answer is slightly surprising and maybe not a little unpopular in today’s fast-track, short-cut world where we can have anything we want, wherever we want it, immediately. The answer is in what we do with our habits. So what we need to do is train our desires to be more in tune with the heart of God and his kingdom.


Habits are such an important part of our spiritual discipline. What is one habit you can begin or renew today to be more in tune with the heart of God?

Today's family challenge

Decide on a good habit you would like to get into It takes regular practice to improve your skills in sport or music. Habits like making a regular time to pray or read the Bible can help us stay closer to God.
From the Church of England and Dust and Glory

Original sin

Wednesday, Week 2


Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O God,    according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy    blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,    and cleanse me from my sin.    For I know my transgressions,    and my sin is ever before me.  Against you, you alone, have I sinned,    and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence    and blameless when you pass judgement.  Indeed, I was born guilty,    a sinner when my mother conceived me.   


Original sin is the belief that sin isn’t just something we do; it is something we are. We are sinners who do sinful things because we are sinners. St Augustine believed that everyone is a sinner from the moment they are born – imagine sin being like a part of our DNA, a fundamental piece of who we are. So naturally, the question we might ask is this: What does it mean for us, as individuals, if we are part of a system infected with sin at its very core? How can we escape it? There is some good news to this puzzling conundrum. Even though sin has corrupted all people for all time, as the view goes, so also the grace and redemption of Christ is available for all people for all time. As Paul writes to the Corinthians, “for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ” (1 Corinthians 15.22).


Spend some time reading and praying through Psalm 51 today.

Today's family challenge

Find the Lord’s Prayer and pray it slowly The prayer Jesus gave encourages us to say sorry for what we have done wrong and to forgive those who have hurt us.


Romans 3.21-26

But now, irrespective of law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus.  


Sin is a word and concept that has found its way into popular culture. But instead of referring to the utter depravity of the human condition, it’s associated with eating something you really shouldn’t, or telling a little fib. It’s come to be a word you use in quotation marks with a wink, a fun little phrase that indicates something is naughty but nice. What happened to sin? Sin, for Christians, is really about separation from God. It’s about those choices we make and temptations we fall victim to that are contrary to what God wants for us. Sin is really about ruptured relationships – with God, with one another, with ourselves. Between individuals and communities, in ways small and big, sin is what keeps us isolated, hopeless and suffering.


There are relationships in all of our lives that aren’t as we wish they would be. Today, try praying for God to bring healing to those relationships.



Ask at least two people you know what they think ‘sin’ means? Sin is often seen today as doing something ‘naughty but nice’. For Christians, though, sin represents everything that spoils our relationship with God and others.
Church of England Dust and Glory resources.

The fear factor

Thursday, Week 1


Psalm 56

Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me;    all day long foes oppress me;  my enemies trample on me all day long,    for many fight against me. O Most High, when I am afraid,    I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise,    in God I trust; I am not afraid;    what can flesh do to me?   


The main thing that stops us from trying new things is the fear of getting it wrong. We worry that we’ll be found inadequate, or we’ll be embarrassed. A healthy amount of fear is a good thing, but sometimes fear of failure is crippling. At its heart is a fear of shame: the belief that we are flawed and unworthy of love, belonging and connection. That need for self-protection to avoid shame is why we often don’t admit what we’ve got wrong. The worry is that we learn to live lives that are fearful rather than faithful – smaller, rather than expansive, turned in to ourselves rather than out to the world. God leads us out of fear and into faith. Through faith we are able to try new things, take bold steps and know that it is the attempt, not the outcome, that matters.


What is something you’ve been avoiding out of fear of failure?   Can you take a step towards it today


Be kind to someone who is having a difficult time Things don’t always go to plan for any of us. Who do you know who could do with an encouraging word or a smile today?
Church of England / Dust and Glory. 

Collective Worship led by Fr. Julius introducing the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday. The children had the chance to take part in having an ash cross placed on their forehead if they wished as a mark of the start of Lent and to remind is we are human and dust. 


Our worship table is ready for the beginning of Advent. There is a Christmas wreath, four gifts to open for the start of each week to the lead up to Christmas. 


Each class has a Random Act of Kindness advent calendar for children to participate in Advent if they wish. 

Dedication focus by Fr Julius:

Our Collective Worship was lead by our Yr6 team and Fr Julius which focused on dedication by looking at, Usain Bolt, St. Andrew and Queen Elizabeth II.  All children were active parts in Collective Worship through reading readings as well as, offering their thoughts and reflections. 


The Yr6 Worship team led a standing prayer to end Collective Worship.  

Our Collective Worship table as we approach Rememberance:

We have our poppy wreath ahead of remembrance. 

Perserverance/ Dedication:

Our theme for Autumn 2 Perserverance and dedication. 

Liturgical colours:

We had a lovely visit from Rev Ingrid yesterday who led our Collective Worship on Liturgical colours and there importance within Church. 

Our school Collective Worship table:

Share the light

Lyrics for share the light of Jesus

Our Collective Worship notice board:

Monday's Collective Worship:

On a Monday we celebrate children's achievements inside and outside of school. 


Tuesday  Collective Worship:

On a Tuesday we look at what has been happening in the News together and discuss it 


Wednesday Collective Worship:

On  a Wednesday we worship through song and music. 


Thursday Collective Worship:

On a Thursday we look at the teachings of Jesus from the Bible based on our focus. 


Friday Collective Worship:

On a Friday we have class worship to develop our class identity. 


The Lord's prayer:



Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Collective Worship table:


Candle – Represents Jesus the light of the world and the Holy trinity “In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirt”.

Cross – Represents Jesus (Christ) and what he did for us as well as our faith as Christians.

Table Cloth – Represents different events in the Church calendar.

Stanley Owl –  Represents each and everyone of our Stanley family.

Bible – The word and teachings of God.

The passing of Prince Philip on the 9th April:

Below  are some great resources to discuss with your child who Prince Philip was and his role within society. 

Spring 2 week 2 Friday:

Celebration Collective Worship what are you proudest of during learning from home this can be anything and why. 


Spring 2 week 2 Thursday:


 Take some time to reflect on your time learning from home and set yourself some goals for when we return to school. These goals can be anything such as helping the adults at home more.

Spring 2 week 2 Wednesday:

Spring 2 week 2 Monday:

Please watch week 1 and 2 of the lent videos see link below. 

Tour of Church:

Rev Gill has created a tour of our local Church for us to watch.

Spring 2 week 1 Friday:


Celebration Collective Worship – Celebrate your successes and reflect upon the activities that may not have gone to plan this week and why that may be.  

Spring 2 week 1 Thursday:

Jesus served his Disciples by washing their feet. How could you serve a family member? Complete the act of service and then reflect on why Jesus completed this.

How did it make you feel? 

How did it make the other person feel?


Who were Jesus' Disciples?

How many were there?

What does Disciple mean? 


Spring 2 week 1 Wednesday: 


Beginning of Lent -  Construct a simple cross and decide where you will put it in your home – it should be somewhere visible and crucial to your daily routine. It’s up to you how you make the cross, and what it is made out of. While you are making your cross, take some time to think or talk about the people, situations and issues that you care about.  Make a list, poster or pin-board of all these people, adding pictures or photos if you would like to and decide where you will put your prayer list/poster/board that you can come back to it throughout Lent. (It’s up to you how often you decide to do this, it could be before supper each day, or once a week, but try to fit it in with the routine of your home so it’s easy to build in over the next few weeks.)

Spring 2 week 1 Tuesday:


Look through the PowerPoint to find out a little more about Shrove Tuesday. Then reflect on what you would like to change / give up during Lent . 

We would love to see your pancakes!

Welcoming of Spring and new life:

Mrs Gresswell is giving up fizzy pop drinks during Lent. 

Mrs Fryer is giving up crisp during Lent. 

Miss Price is giving up chocolate during Lent.

Mrs Davies is giving up ice cream during Lent.

Sam is giving up pancakes during Lent. 


What are you giving up during Lent? 

Lent challenge:

Lent starts on the Ash Wednesday 17th February 2021 and ends on the 3rd April 2021. 


Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities


What are you going to give up for Lent? Chocolate, white bread, games console etc... 


Don't forget to send images of your Lent box and/or information about what you are giving up for Lent. Please send this to the robins class email address:

Collective Worship week 6 - Friday


Celebration Collective Worship – We would like you to reflect on this half term and discuss what has gone well and what could have gone better. What are you going to change moving forwards? Have a look through our value certificates and decide who you believe should receive one it can be anyone Mum, Dad, Grandma, Grandad, Auntie, uncle, Brother, Sister, Dance teacher etc... 



What's in the news is always a great Collective Worship with the children that allows big questions to be reflected upon and discussed together. This allows for great debates and exploration of British values within real subjects that are being discussed throughout the world. 

Collective Worship week 6 - Wednesday

Collective Worship week 6 - Tuesday

Collective Worship week 6 - Monday:

Collective Worship week 5 Friday:

Celebration Collective worship – what have you done this week you are proud of. What would you like to achieve next week. 

Collective Worship week 5 - Thursday 

Please take a look at our school values and discuss how you can uphold them. Please pick one and action that value. Please take photos and send to: 

An example could be the value of love so I could write a postcard to a family member or friend to ensure they know that even though we can't see them at the moment that they are still loved. 



Collective Worship week 5 - Wednesday

Collective Worship week 5 - Tuesday 


Bob Hartman - Little man up in a tree.

Collective Worship week 5 - Monday

Collective Worship week 4 Friday:

Celebration Collective worship – what have you done this week you are proud of. What would you like to achieve next week. 

Collective Worship week 4 Thursday:


Using your reflections from yesterday can you create a prayer based on community. Please send your completed prayer to if you wish for it to be posted on the Collective Worship impact and input page. 

Collective Worship week 4 Wednesday:

Collective Worship week 4 Tuesday:

Bob Hartman Someone is calling my name.

Watch the video of Bob Hartman and then use the What's in the news resources to discuss leadership and democracy. 

Collective Worship week 4 Monday:

Collective Worship Week 4 

Collective Worship week 3 Friday:

Celebration Collective worship – what have you done this week you are proud of. What would you like to achieve next week. 

Collective Worship week 3 Thursday:

Collective Worship week 3 - Wednesday: 

 Look at the words respect and dignity what do they mean?

Can you create a wordall – lots of words that mean the same thing or explain what the words mean.

Collective Worship week 3 -  Tuesday:

Bob Hartman's poem on When my fears are giant sized. 

Collective Worship focus - Dignity week 3 Monday: 
Collective Worship week 3 

Collective Worship  focus week 2 Friday:


Celebration of all the hard work and children/adults trying their best can you create and present a certificate to someone in your household who has tried their best this week. Then take a look at the below documents to explore what's been going on in the new this week and spend some time to reflect upon the events. 

Collective Worship focus week 2 Thursday:

Collective Worship focus week 2 Wednesday: Bob Hartman

Click on the video resource link below to access the video. 
Collective Worship week 2


Developing our spirituality and the art of reflection. 

Collective Worship Spring 1:

Celebrating hope for the New Year!
Collective Worship week 1

Remembrance service:

Our Remembrance service outside and socially distanced. 


"We will remember them"

Collective Worship Autumn 2:

Collective Worship Autumn 1 2020:

Please look through these resources and have a go at taking part in home Collective Worship once a day as a school we hold our Collective Worship at 1pm until 1;25pm. 



Flight to Egypt Tissot: