Collective worship is the heartbeat of Dulwich Infants. It is an extremely joyful experience with a high level of energetic engagement for all who attend. Because of meticulous planning, based on the teachings of Jesus, worship is highly innovative and creative. The values are appropriately and very effectively demonstrated through songs, actions and words that especially appeal to younger pupils. Worship therefore has a major impact on the spiritual development of the whole school community.
SIAMS 28th February 2019
We meet together for collective worship each day.
Monday - Thankfulness when we all share the things we want to thank God for in our lives and the good things we see in other peoples lives too.
Tuesday - We listen to a bible story or passage, think about who Jesus is and what difference that makes to us in our lives. This may follow a theme or an aspect of the Church calendar.
Wednesday - We reflect on what we have learnt or talked about in worship the day before. What does that mean to me personally? How might that affect the way I treat others?
Thursday - We meet to remember the values we share and ask God to help us in showing these in all parts of our lives.
Friday - We worship through praise - a Praise Party, a rousing worship time together as a whole school!
Every member of the school community is welcome to join our worship. If you are a parent or carer we would love to see you! Worship is from 1:15pm to 1:30pm everyday. Please contact the school office if you would like to worship with us.
This term our theme in collective worship is 'Fruit of the Spirit'
This term we are thinking about our school values, and where they come from in the Bible. Galatians chapter 5 says that we get new life from following the Spirit of God. When we follow Him, all sorts of fruit grow in us! Galatians 5:22-23 says “..the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.” Where is the fruit of the Spirit showing in our lives?
We are also encouraging children to use the peace garden (a fenced area at the back of the playground) to think and pray if they would like to. There are pictures of Christian symbols, and some paper and pencils for children to write ways that help them remember Jesus. There are two wooden crosses where their ideas can be made tangible: either placing a straw into the holes of one cross or weaving a ribbon into the mesh of another.
Here are some of the worship songs we enjoy at DVIS - a number of them can be found online:
Lighthouse - Rend Collective
10,000 Reasons - M Redman
Great Big God - N & J Hemming
The Fruit of the Spirit's not a Coconut! - Uncle Charlie
Be Bold be Strong - M Chapman
Your Love - S Parry
Change and Grow - M & H Johnson
Father God I wonder - I Stuart
Thank you God, for your love - M & H Johnson
Superglue - J MacKenzie Dunn
The Lords Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.
(New English version - adopted by the Church of England in 1977)
If you would like some creative ideas for teaching your children the Lord's Prayer in order to help them understand what the prayer means, try this website for some ideas: flamecreativekids.blogspot.co.uk
See our Collective Worship Policy
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Southwark Cathedral: Click here