Alternative Collective worship during the School Closure
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Collective worship is an important part of of the school day at Crudwell Church of England Primary School. It is a special time where we come together to worship and reflect on our school vision and values. It is also a time when we come together to sing and raise our voices, which is great for our well-being and helps us to stay connected. Things though are very different at the moment and we all will be missing the routine. This section of the website has lots of ideas to help you continue some of that normality and come together at home. They are ideas for you to use or not as you choose!
Mr John leads live Collective Worships on Zoom! for all pupils at home and school on Mondays and Fridays at 2:30pm every week. The links for these will be sent through parentmail and on the children's Google Classroom page. Please come along and join in!
Message from Revd Tonya
Hello to everyone at Crudwell School, staff, parents and all who care for the lovely children,
What times we are living in. Who would have thought that 2020 and 2021 so far would be like this? I wonder how you are all doing. Learning from home for many of you? For those in school, missing friends who aren’t there? Teachers, having to teach both in the class and remotely. And parents, juggling the many demands. I hope that you are all doing ok.
I really miss not coming into school, the after school club and all of those Collective Worships where I would have seen you all face to face. Zoom has been fine, but it’s not the same.
Know that Braydon Brook Benefice, of which Crudwell school is a part of, prayers for you twice a week, on a Tuesday at 8.30am and on a Friday 9.30am and I am often asked, ‘how is school doing?’ You are in the thoughts and prayers of a lot of people.
Should you want to be in touch, this is my email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01666 575216
We have lots going on in the parishes, why not take a look at our website: http://www.braydonbrook.co.uk/
Take extra good care of yourselves, be kind to one another and know that I can’t wait to be back in school with you all hopefully very soon.
Sending blessings and love
Spring: Value of Hope
Our value for this term is hope. We are looking forward to better times whilst still remaining grateful for who and all that we currently have. Sir Captain Tom Moore has been such an inspiration and beacon of hope for us all, he raised over £30,000,000 walking 100 laps of his garden and united a nation in the battle against Corona Virus. This term we will be exploring stories from the Bible too that give us hope and inspiration. The first story we looked at was about Noah and God's promise of the rainbow. We are creating a huge rainbow of hope in our school hall - every time we celebrate learning at home or in school in our worship on Fridays, more of the pupil's colourful hands will be added to the display. Is yours up there yet?!
Links to additional worships from the Braydon Brook Benefice
Worship on Psalm 139
Worship on Picking David
Prayer Spaces at Home
Prayer spaces at school are provided for the children to be peaceful, thoughtful and reflective. Prayer spaces at home allow children to still have this opportunity to let go of worries and fears and focus on the things they are grateful for and hopes for the future. The website https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/prayer-spaces-at-home has lots of ideas and activties you can try as a family to make these at home. Building dens is always a favourite!
Useful Resources for Collective Worship at home
Supporting those who are grieving
Links to resources that can support families with bereavement
Singing at Home
Music and singing can bring so much joy to our lives. Here are links to free resources that your children and you as a family can enjoy