The pupils and staff at Mordiford CE Primary School take part in active Collective Worship everyday.  As a church school our worship is based on the values and teachings of the Church of England.  We encourage all pupils to take an active role, but respect those pupils and families within our school community who may follow a different faith.  Parents do have the right to withdraw their child/children from Collective Worship for religious reasons if they so wish and the Headteacher or Collective Worship coordinator are happy to discuss this with parents.

Every act of worship is underpinned by the belief of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  At the beginning of the worship the pupils are welcomed and they remember the significance of each of the three items on the focus table and their symbolism of the Trinity.  The candle is then lit.

On a daily basis our worship, either in school or in Holy Rood church,  takes the form of:

Monday: Whole school worship

Tuesday: Separate EYFS/KS1 and KS2 worship

Wednesday: Whole school worship

Thursday: Worship through song

Friday: Golden Book/Celebration worship

Most are lead by the Headteacher and/or staff.  Rev. Moore, our Rector, is also a regular visitor and leads worship both in school and in Holy Rood church.

Other forms of worship throughout the year are:

Class worship where parents and friends are invited to join us.

Special worship to celebrate a particular time in the Christian calendar, eg: Christmas, Easter, Ascension Day.

Our school and church ‘special day’ on September 14th.

‘Welcome to Mordiford’ worship, at the beginning of a new school year, for our newest pupils joining us in Early Years.

Year 6 ‘Moving On’ worship where we say a fond farewell to our oldest pupils and wish them well as they move onto secondary school.

Our Year 6 pupils also attend the Diocesan Leavers service at Hereford Cathedral.

At Mordiford CE Primary School prayer is central to collective worship and indeed the whole school day.  Every act of worship contains a prayer, which all the children and adults in the hall, church, and classroom (wherever collective worship takes place) join in with.  The children are familiar with the modern version of The Lord’s Prayer and The Grace.  In addition to this, in all classrooms there is a class prayer which is said at the end of the day as the children go home and is displayed prominently in the room. Prayer books containing prayers written by the children are also kept in some classrooms.

Class Worship

Throughout the school year each class leads x2 class worships.  These are based around our Christian Vision,  the Bible and our Christian Family Values  Parents, carers, family, governors and friends are invited to come and join us in this special worship.

I Sing Pop and Project Touchline

At Mordiford worship can take place in many shapes and forms, apart from the more traditional collective worship times of the day.

We have worked with ‘I Sing Pop’ and Project Touchline where we worshiped in different, but exciting ways.

‘I Sing Pop’

Over the space of one week we had an AMAZING tie with the ‘I Sing Pop’ crew.  They spent the week teaching us some fabulous songs (and the groovy actions too!) each with a link to the bible and the teachings of Jesus, but also with a very solid meaning and message for the world today.

At the end of the week we performed in Holy Rood church for parents, friends governors and the school/local community. We also recorded the songs for our very own CD, which we listen too and perform as much as we can.

We LOVE the ‘I Sing Pop’ songs.

Project Touchline

Chris came into school to work with each class and share the meaning of worship and values through tag rugby.  Each week we started with a whole school worship where we talked and shared ideas about a particular value and listened to how that value related to the bible nand teachings of Jesus.  Then we thought about and used those values as we played our game.  Giving thanks for each other and the values we displayed before, during and after the tag rugby game was very uplifting.

EYFS/KS1 Born in a Barn nativity & KS2 Holy Rood carol service

Lugg children are welcomed to the Mordiford CE Primary School family

At the beginning of the new term in September we held a very special service in Holy Rood Church to welcome our new Reception pupils, in Lugg class, into the Mordiford school and church family.  In front of friends, family and the rest of the school the children were presented with a holding cross by Miss Finney.  We then prayed for them and all our new pupils and families as we begin a new academic year at school.

We say a HUGE MORDIFORD goodbye to our Year 6

This year was no different as we said an emotional goodbye to our present Year 6 pupils.

Parents, family, staff, governors and the rest of the school packed our Holy Rood Church for our Leavers’ Service. All the Year 6 pupils had prepared a joint ‘Memories of Mordiford’ speech, which included many memories and poignant moments from their time here along with some funny anecdotes. All the staff read parts of the Dr Seuss book ‘Oh the places you’ll go’ to the congregation. Miss Finney thanked and wished the pupils and their families well for their future.

It was then back to school where the Year 6 entertained their family and friends with musical performances and their Ten Pieces compositions. Mrs Cooper also spoke about and presented individual certificates to each member of Pentaloe class.

We wish every one of our Year 6 leavers a lovely summer and all the best for their next step in their education…….

Ascension Day

We celebrated Ascension Day and the importance of Christ in our lives by blowing bubbles in the sky as we prayed. The whole school then went on a walk around the Mordiford Loop. It gave us time to enjoy each other’s company and the wonderful environment around us.

Christmas Journey

The school took part in our Christmas Journey around the buildings and classrooms.  Each station around the school was set  up to tell part of the Christmas story.  The children moved around the stations exploring the interactive displays to learn and think more about the meaning of this special time.