As a Church of England aided school our religious syllabus is geared heavily towards Christianity and its teaching. Therefore, the Bible is central to the syllabus.
We lay great stress on a daily assembly and collective act of worship. Our acts of worship are firmly rooted in the Christian values, but we acknowledge the diverse and multi-cultural world that we live in. All teaching staff are encouraged to lead assemblies/collective worship and there is a regular input from the clergy and other members of the parish church with who we seek to maintain strong links, and occasionally from members of other local churches/charities etc.
On several occasions during the school year children attend All Saints Church for an act of worship.
Collective Worship January 2021
During our Autumn term here at The Canons we have fully embraced the virtual world to help us to engage and enjoy our collective worship sessions. As part of the Bedworth Parish family of Churches and the Nicholas Chamberlaine Trust, we have explored who Jesus said he was. We have explored who he was and claimed to be by exploring the 7 'I am...' statements that Jesus said about himself to his followers. These 7 statements can be found in the New Testament. The children enjoyed thinking about how each statement told us more about how Jesus would guide his followers and how he still does this today.
We have been humbled to hear about first account WW2 Blitz experiences from a local resident and reflected on the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz on 14th November. Remembrance is always a key part of our PSHE and RE curriculum each year and this year the sentiment was no different. We all stood in awe and watched the Tiger Moth planes drop hundreds of poppies over our proud town- Bedworth, the town that never forgets.
During the lead up to Christmas, our celebrations as a school massively changed but we still tried to centre our thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas. We followed the 'Adventuring through Advent' programme of worships to help us remember that Advent means waiting and the Christmas is a celebration of waiting for the Messiah to be born.
Nicola, our 'Growing Faith and families worker' has tailored these sessions so that they are suitable for KS1 and KS2. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and have completed (alongside their TA's) some scrapbooking to document their reflections. Please use the link provided to revisit the videos and themes as you wish. Alongside these sessions we have worshipped in our classrooms and had time for prayer, worship and reflection daily.
In the Spring term we are hoping to follow in Nicola's footsteps and create some Collective Worship presentations and videos of our very own to share with our peers- watch this space!