Collective Worship Council

Collective worship committee members for 2017/2018 are currently being elected.


We meet every half term to discuss the assemblies and plan themes to ensure our assemblies remain exciting, engaging and relevant.

We also evaluate our assemblies thinking about how they link to our Crowlees Christian Values.

Our School Prayer

On the 6th October we invited St John’s CE Primary Academy’s Collective Worship Committee to take part in a joint learning walk, looking at evidence of Christian Values in school. They saw some wonderful things – we are really proud of their feedback…


I really like the way the children have the values like compassion- I saw children playing in a kind way with Lego” (working together/Compassion- Edward)


“All the children were doing their best” (Outstanding- Phoebe)


The children had big grins on their faces – they looked like they were enjoying their learning” (Learning – Isabelle)


“The children respected the teacher and the teachers showed respect back” (Respect – Bailey)


“We saw a lesson about Christian Aid” (Learning – Emily)


“There was no pushing and everyone was moving calmly” (Safety)


What the children said:

 “God created nature so the outdoor classroom is very important”

“We noticed the Crowlees Values all around the school”

 “I like the way you value other faiths (seen in displays) It’s important because Christians respect others and we are all equal”

 “The cross in every class was made up of the children’s names because it shows they all make up the class and we all belong together”

Here are some of our RE displays around school. They help us to remember the Christian message and celebrate key events from the liturgical calendar.

Our Assemblies

Spring Term 2018

Golden assemblies in the final week of term


 Date (W/C)



08/01/18 Beginning again: What would you like to change?

Epiphany – 06.01.18           Orthodox Christmas Day – 07.01.18

15/01/18 World Religions: Colour, Diversity and Love

Makar Sankranti – Hindu festival 14.01.18

world religion day 16.01.18

22/01/18 What’s in your garden?

Burns night 25.01.18            Big schools garden watch 16-30 Jan

29/01/18 Imagination: Where will yours take you?

(Disney also suggested by Col. Wor Council!)

National storytelling week 28.1.18

Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish festival 31.01.18

2.2.18 Candlemas /UNICEF Day for change 03.02.18

5/02/18 Business and Enterprise

National apprenticeship week 1-8th Feb

12/02/18 Money, money, money!

(Being wise/internet safety)

Internet Safety Day- 07.02.18

Ash Wednesday/Lent 18.02.18

Chinese new year (year of the dragon) 16.02.18

  26/02/18 Giant slayers!

 (Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young/small! CWC suggested the rise of Huddersfield town FC! )

World Book Day -01.03.18

Holi “Hindu Festival of Colours,” 2.3.18


Equality: Treating people fairly

(Fairtrade… and Mums!)

Purim Jewish festival/ St David’s Day – 01.03.18

Fairtrade Fortnight started 27.02.18    Mothering Sunday11.03.18

12/03/18 Promises

St Patrick’s Day – 17.03.18       Commonwealth Day -12.03.18


Giving with no strings attached!

World down syndrome day – 21.3.18      Sports Relief -23.03.18

              26.03.18 Oh Happy day! Easter

Palm Sunday -25.03.18    Good Friday    30.03.18


During Ordinary Time (up to lent), we are asked to pray for these intentions:

Peace on Earth; Christian Unity; The Sick and Those Who Care for Them; Victims of Trafficking and Those who Work to Combat it; The Unemployed.

Peace Day Sunday 14 January [2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Octave of Prayer 18–25 January for Christian Unity

Racial Justice Day Sunday 28 January [3 Sundays before 1st Sunday of Lent]

Day for Victims of Trafficking Thursday 8 February [St Josephine Bakhita]

World Day for the Sick Sunday  and Day for the Unemployed Sunday 11 February


During Lent we are asked to pray for these intentions:

Candidates for the Sacraments; Women; the Needy and Hungry of the World; Penitents and Wanderers.

Candidates for the Sacraments especially on the Sundays of Lent

Women’s World Day of Prayer Friday 2 March (1st Friday in March)


Lent Fast Day Friday 23 February [Friday 1st week of Lent]