Worship

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Our pupils attend collective worship every day, which is planned, interactive and enjoyable. We follow the new Rochester Diocese format for worship, and welcome pupils, staff, governors and parents to join us in this celebration.

These are the comments our pupils make about worship at St Mary's:

"I like that we always start with prayer"

"She leaves us with something to think about".

"I like that we are using our school values"

"I like that we speak about God and the Bible"

"I like that she makes a list of what we said"

"Lots of hands are up"

 

 

Worship Timetable
Please read our most recent inspection report:
Please note, from May 2020, years 5 and 6 pupils will be able to take Holy Communion preparation classes with Fr Dane in school. If your child is taking these classes they will receive Confirmation in July 2020, and will be able to receive Holy Communion during mass.
Planning for worship:
Art Project
In this school year, we have discussed our values and community as a Church school. With this aim, we looked for a parable which represented our ethos and culture as a school. The pupils from the School Leadership Group chose the Parable of the Good Samaritan. They felt that this represented our school values and aims - that we are inclusive, accepting, welcoming, and will pick someone up if they fall down. The work on this piece of art work has now started, with local artist Sue Salter.
The medium used is paint on fabric, and the panels will be displayed in the school hall for us all to enjoy. The pupils have chosen to include the school values of honesty, thankfulness, resilience, love and respect in the pieces made; and the end panel will include a prayer chosen by the pupils.
Our Charity Work

This school year we have:

Raised £278.77 for the NSPCC

Given food to The Swanley Food Bank

Ash Wednesday 2020

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holiday, and often a day of fasting and prayer.It falls on the first day of Lent. This week the pupils at St Mary's have been learning about Lent, and why Easter is the most important event in the Christian calendar. 

In the mass at school on Wednesday we all received a blessing from Father Dane, and had an ash cross marked on our head. The ash was created by burning palm crosses.

Year 6 Unity Service 2020

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Year 6 Christian Unity Service - St Peter's church, Hextable

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Year 6 pupils from St Mary's CE Primary, St Bartholemew's Catholic Primary, Hextable Juniors, St Paul's CE Primary and High Firs Primary came together for a Unity Service, where the pupils were given the opportunity to take part in the readings and prayers, sing hymns( This Little light of mine and My Lighthouse) and participate in interactive activities linked to the readings from the bible.
We like to share how and what we plan for our worship time...

Term 5 2020

This planning was written for use at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Term 4 2020
Term 3 2020

Term 2 2019

 

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