Category Archives: Collective Worship

KS2 Nativity Play

We had a really fantastic afternoon, with KS2 performing their Nativity show. With familiar sounding tunes, rock bands telling the Christmas story and a wealth of witty one-liners, it was a truly unforgettable experience! Well done KS2.

KS2 Nativity 1

 

 

 

 

KS1 Nativity Play

Today, Years 1 and 2 performed their Nativity Play: Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. They did a lovely job of singing, dancing and acting out the story. Well done!

Early Years Nativity Play

This afternoon, Early Years delighted us with their Nativity play: The Sleepy Shepherd. They sang so beautifully and acted out all the parts really well to tell the Christmas story. Huge thanks to the staff for all their hard work putting the show together.

We also took a collection for ‘Save the Children’ at the end.

School Choir Christmas Carol Singing

Our school choir are very busy at the moment, singing carols around our local community.

On Friday, some of the children visited Portman Nursery to sing carols in their Christmas jumpers (which they did with some great jingle bell backing!).

On Sunday, they sang at the St Mary’s Church Christingle service, delighting the whole congregation with their fabulous version of Away in a Manger.

On Tuesday, some of the choir sang at the British Land offices for the people who work there. We have a very close link with British Land, so were delighted to be able to sing for them!

Harvest Festival Service

Yesterday, we held our Harvest Festival in church. The children brought in lots of gifts of food for North Paddington Food Bank. We sang some of our favourite songs, on the themes of ‘Rescue’ and giving thanks. The choir sang a medley based on ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and Year 5 prayed for us really beautifully.

Here is the choir’s medley:

 

Class Collective Worship

This year, we have started a weekly time of Collective Worship in the classroom, for children to explore our assembly themes in even greater depth with their classteacher. As part of this, we are also using a variety of creative ways to pray and reflect, both about ourselves and the world around us.

Prayer Spaces Day

Today, Kirstine from St Mary’s Church led a ‘Prayer Spaces in School’ day. Different stations were set up around the hall for children to engage with and respond to. The most popular stations were the map of the world, thinking about people we might want to pray for in other countries, a ‘be still’ corner for personal reflection, and a place to say sorry. Children from every class visited our prayer space. Here are some of the children’s responses from the day:

Joint Service at All Souls Church

Yesterday, Key Stage 2 all visited All Souls Church on Regent’s Street for a joint service with All Souls School. The two choirs came together to sing pieces they had both learnt, including a medley of Beatles songs. All Souls read from the Bible and St Mary’s led the prayers. Everyone sang their hearts out and it was a wonderful occasion. We were particularly privileged to have Noel Tredinnick playing for us.

All Souls Service 1

 

 

 

 

Here is a clip of our Beatles medley:

And here is a clip of ‘Great is Your Faithfulness’: