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Collective Worship

At Woodstock CE Primary School, our daily act of collective worship is an important part of the day when we gather as a school community to reflect, think and pray. It is a time when we think about our school values and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children.

Collective worship is led by a range of people over the week. Sometimes we gather altogether as a whole school, in Key Stages and sometimes as year groups. Children play an active part in collective worship. Each week, classes will lead worship with their teacher, reflecting on the value or theme for the week, the stories they have been told and what they have taken from worship and used in their daily lives. These link with the Primary Picture News Collective Worship resources which extend the children's understanding of the world around them.  Families are always invited to attend any of our collective worship services in school, in particular our Friday Collective Worship and Celebration Assembly where children's achievements are celebrated as a whole school community.

As a school we have strong links with St Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock. Reverend Jeremy and Curate Annette play an active role in the life of the school. They lead collective worship weekly, and we enjoy regular visits from them to support our Religious Education teaching.

Key Stages visit the church at various times of the year, including Harvest, Christmas, Easter and our end of year leavers service. We welcome our families and wider community to these services.