Horsehead Lane, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.
01246 822324

 

Collective Worship

 To become upstanding members of a diverse and awe inspiring world.   

 
"With love being the greatest of these, we shalt learn to love thy neighbour as thyself."
Matthew 22:36 - 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collective Worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior School is at the heart of our school, it provides our children, staff, governors and visitors with the opportunities to come together as a community. It is a time for us to to come together, to reflect upon our own spirituality, values and place in the world.

The school community recognises the importance of collective worship in the development of children spiritually, morally and culturally.

At our school, collective worship also enables children and staff to give expression to, reaffirm and practice the values of the school – and wider community.

 

Collective worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior school aims to:

  • Be inspirational and inclusive. It should engage all learners and they should be able to talk about the impact it makes on their relationships and on life in the school
  • Include Biblical material and Christian teaching and this should explore and relate to the schools core Christian values 
  • Have a strong focus on God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit enabling all learners to embark on an understanding of the Trinity 
  • Help all learners to understand Anglican and other Christian traditions found in the UK and worldwide.
  • Challenge all learners of all backgrounds to understand and embark on their own spiritual journey. They should understand the value of Prayer, Reflection and Stillness 
  • Contribute significantly to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; by providing all learners with “something more than the obvious, something to wonder at, something to respond to”
  • Be an opportunity to Celebrate and give thanks for achievements within the school, local and international community and occasions of significance, including festivals

 

Collective worship at Bolsover is an experience that does not offend the integrity of the non-religious or those of different faith.

 

Collective worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior School gives the whole school community opportunities for:

  • The whole community to celebrate special times in the Christian calendar; 
  • Sharing and experiencing differences; 
  • Developing a culture of learning; 
  • Building a sense of group identity; 
  • Encouraging a sense of personal and social responsibility; 
  • A break from the busyness of life (for stillness and quiet); 
  • Exploring feelings and emotions;
  • Developing inner awareness;
  • Fostering respect and deepening spiritual awareness;
  • Reflecting on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ through Biblical texts;
  • Affirming Christian values and attitudes;
  • Exploring the big questions of life and responding to national events. 

 

Subject Leader

The subject co-coordinator for Collective Worship in school is Mrs Rebecca Stone, who can be contacted on 01246 822324, or via our school email at info@bolsover-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk. Our Collective Worship nominated governors are: Ms Pamela Hall and Ms Rachel Gouldthorpe (Reverend Rachel) who can be contacted via the same contacts above.

 

Subject Policy and Guidance

Collective Worship Policy

 

Collective Worship Timetable

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Zoom:

For more information - check out our sub-pages!

If these do not have the answers that you are looking for then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Subject Leader for further information desired. 

 

Gallery - Evidence in School 

This year, our overarching themes in Collective Worship are: 

Term 1a - Hope

Term 1b - Faith

Term 2a - Love

Term 2b - Saviour

Term 3a - Peace

Term 3b - Closure

 

For more information on each overarching theme, our Collective Worship overview can be found here: 

Collective Worship Overview 2022-2023

Collective Worship Overview 2023-2024

Remembrance Day - 2022

At Bolsover Church Of England Junior School, we have been celebrating Remembrance Day and the gift of a peaceful life that all of the service men and women have given to us through their sacrifices.

We will remember them.

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The Origin of Harvest Festival - 2023

The tradition of celebrating Harvest Festival  in church as we know it today began in 1843, when Rev Robert Hawker invited parishioners to a special thanksgiving service at his church at Morwentow in Cornwell.

This included giving thanks through singing Hymns, praying and decorating the church with fruit and food.

It is celebrated all over the world in different religious ways giving thanks for food grow in different countries and given out to the communities.  

Why not try Creamy Carrot soup for something different?

Serves 4

Ingredients;

250g Carrots

1 lg Potato

1 Med-sized Onion

25g Butter

450ml Water

150ml Milk

25g well washed Rice

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2tablespoonsfresh single cream

 

Method;

1, Coarsely grate carrots, potato and onion.

2, Fry gently in a splash of oil or butter( in a saucepan) for 5 minutes.

3, Add water, milk, rice and salt.

4, Bring to boil, lower heat and cover pan.

5, Simmer gently for 45 minutes.

6, Stir in lemon juice and cream. Reheat without boiling.

Serve in warm bowls.

 

Remembrance Day 2023

At Bolsover Church Of England Junior School, we have been celebrating Remembrance Day and the gift of a peaceful life that all of the service men and women have given to us through their sacrifices. We visited our local Cenotaph to pay our respects. 

We will remember them.

Easter 2024

Easter is a wonderful time everything is growing and pretty also we get to eat lots of chocolate.

It is a very important event in the Christian Calendar, the story goes like this:

Easter is a sad story when Jesus was killed. But, the story has a happy ending because Jesus came back and rose to life to save us from sin. He visited his friends, family and followers once more.

He did not die at all, but went to heaven to be with God his Father.

 

The meaning of Simnel cake:

It was once said that it was best known in the medieval times when bread regulations of the time suggested they boiled then baked a technique which led to an invention myth, in circulation from 1745 until the 1930s, whereby a mythical couple, 

Simon and Nelly, fall out over making a Simnel cake, this is where the name came from.

 

This classic fruit cake is traditionally baked at Easter; the eleven balls of marzipan on top of the cake represent Jesus's disciples, minus Judas who betrayed Jesus.

 

Easter Simnel cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 250 g mixed dried fruit ( buy the ready mixed fruit bag)
  • 1 Oranges
  • 500g marzipan
  • 250g butter (softened
  • 200g light soft brown sugar
  • 4 lg eggs (plus 1 beaten to glaze
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g glazed cherries
  • 3 tbsp apricot 

A 20cm cake tin

 

 

Instructions to make the Simnel cake

 

Step 1

Put the mixed dried fruit in a bowl  with the orange juice and zest and 2 tbsp water.

Cover and microwave for 2 minutes.

Leave to cool completely. Alternatively, heat gently in a pan, stirring now and then  until liquid has been absorbed then leave to cool.

 

Step 2

Heat oven to 150C / 130C fan / gas mark 2. Rollout a third of the marzipan and use the base of a deep 20cm cake tin as a template to cut out a circle. Wrap any offcuts and the remaining two thirds of marzipan and set aside for later. Butter and line the cake tin with a double layer of parchment or greaseproof paper.

Beat the  butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the eggs, Flour, almonds, baking powder, lemon zest, mixed spice and vanilla all in one go. Mix in the cooled soaked dried fruit and fold in the cherries.

 

Step 3

Scrape half the mixture into the tin. 

Top with the disc of marzipan, then add the remaining cake mixture, level off the top. Bake for 2 hours.

Check it's cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake, if any wet mixture clings to the skewer, return it to the oven for another 10 mins, then check again. Cool in the tin for 15 mins, then turn out on to a wire rack to completely cool. 

 

Step 4

Brush the top of the cake with the apricot jam. Roll out half of the marzipan Use the base of the cake tin to cut out a circle. Place it on top of the cake and crimp the edges( if you like)

Roll the remaining marzipan into 11 equal size balls. Brush the marzipan with the beaten egg and arrange the 11 apostles in a circle around the outside of the cake brush them with a little egg too .Put under grill for a minute to start to caramelise- be very careful as the marzipan will burn easily. Leave to cool and to finish you might want to wrap a ribbon around the cake.

This will keep up to a week in an airtight tin.

 

Enjoy your Simnel Cake!

 

Happy Easter.

Horsehead Lane, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.
01246 822324

 

Collective Worship

 To become upstanding members of a diverse and awe inspiring world.   

 
"With love being the greatest of these, we shalt learn to love thy neighbour as thyself."
Matthew 22:36 - 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collective Worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior School is at the heart of our school, it provides our children, staff, governors and visitors with the opportunities to come together as a community. It is a time for us to to come together, to reflect upon our own spirituality, values and place in the world.

The school community recognises the importance of collective worship in the development of children spiritually, morally and culturally.

At our school, collective worship also enables children and staff to give expression to, reaffirm and practice the values of the school – and wider community.

 

Collective worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior school aims to:

  • Be inspirational and inclusive. It should engage all learners and they should be able to talk about the impact it makes on their relationships and on life in the school
  • Include Biblical material and Christian teaching and this should explore and relate to the schools core Christian values 
  • Have a strong focus on God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit enabling all learners to embark on an understanding of the Trinity 
  • Help all learners to understand Anglican and other Christian traditions found in the UK and worldwide.
  • Challenge all learners of all backgrounds to understand and embark on their own spiritual journey. They should understand the value of Prayer, Reflection and Stillness 
  • Contribute significantly to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; by providing all learners with “something more than the obvious, something to wonder at, something to respond to”
  • Be an opportunity to Celebrate and give thanks for achievements within the school, local and international community and occasions of significance, including festivals

 

Collective worship at Bolsover is an experience that does not offend the integrity of the non-religious or those of different faith.

 

Collective worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior School gives the whole school community opportunities for:

  • The whole community to celebrate special times in the Christian calendar; 
  • Sharing and experiencing differences; 
  • Developing a culture of learning; 
  • Building a sense of group identity; 
  • Encouraging a sense of personal and social responsibility; 
  • A break from the busyness of life (for stillness and quiet); 
  • Exploring feelings and emotions;
  • Developing inner awareness;
  • Fostering respect and deepening spiritual awareness;
  • Reflecting on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ through Biblical texts;
  • Affirming Christian values and attitudes;
  • Exploring the big questions of life and responding to national events. 

 

Subject Leader

The subject co-coordinator for Collective Worship in school is Mrs Rebecca Stone, who can be contacted on 01246 822324, or via our school email at info@bolsover-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk. Our Collective Worship nominated governors are: Ms Pamela Hall and Ms Rachel Gouldthorpe (Reverend Rachel) who can be contacted via the same contacts above.

 

Subject Policy and Guidance

Collective Worship Policy

 

Collective Worship Timetable

of
Zoom:

For more information - check out our sub-pages!

If these do not have the answers that you are looking for then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Subject Leader for further information desired. 

 

Gallery - Evidence in School 

This year, our overarching themes in Collective Worship are: 

Term 1a - Hope

Term 1b - Faith

Term 2a - Love

Term 2b - Saviour

Term 3a - Peace

Term 3b - Closure

 

For more information on each overarching theme, our Collective Worship overview can be found here: 

Collective Worship Overview 2022-2023

Collective Worship Overview 2023-2024

Remembrance Day - 2022

At Bolsover Church Of England Junior School, we have been celebrating Remembrance Day and the gift of a peaceful life that all of the service men and women have given to us through their sacrifices.

We will remember them.

Gallery - image 0
Gallery - image 1
Gallery - image 2
Gallery - image 3
Gallery - image 4

The Origin of Harvest Festival - 2023

The tradition of celebrating Harvest Festival  in church as we know it today began in 1843, when Rev Robert Hawker invited parishioners to a special thanksgiving service at his church at Morwentow in Cornwell.

This included giving thanks through singing Hymns, praying and decorating the church with fruit and food.

It is celebrated all over the world in different religious ways giving thanks for food grow in different countries and given out to the communities.  

Why not try Creamy Carrot soup for something different?

Serves 4

Ingredients;

250g Carrots

1 lg Potato

1 Med-sized Onion

25g Butter

450ml Water

150ml Milk

25g well washed Rice

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2tablespoonsfresh single cream

 

Method;

1, Coarsely grate carrots, potato and onion.

2, Fry gently in a splash of oil or butter( in a saucepan) for 5 minutes.

3, Add water, milk, rice and salt.

4, Bring to boil, lower heat and cover pan.

5, Simmer gently for 45 minutes.

6, Stir in lemon juice and cream. Reheat without boiling.

Serve in warm bowls.

 

Remembrance Day 2023

At Bolsover Church Of England Junior School, we have been celebrating Remembrance Day and the gift of a peaceful life that all of the service men and women have given to us through their sacrifices. We visited our local Cenotaph to pay our respects. 

We will remember them.

Easter 2024

Easter is a wonderful time everything is growing and pretty also we get to eat lots of chocolate.

It is a very important event in the Christian Calendar, the story goes like this:

Easter is a sad story when Jesus was killed. But, the story has a happy ending because Jesus came back and rose to life to save us from sin. He visited his friends, family and followers once more.

He did not die at all, but went to heaven to be with God his Father.

 

The meaning of Simnel cake:

It was once said that it was best known in the medieval times when bread regulations of the time suggested they boiled then baked a technique which led to an invention myth, in circulation from 1745 until the 1930s, whereby a mythical couple, 

Simon and Nelly, fall out over making a Simnel cake, this is where the name came from.

 

This classic fruit cake is traditionally baked at Easter; the eleven balls of marzipan on top of the cake represent Jesus's disciples, minus Judas who betrayed Jesus.

 

Easter Simnel cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 250 g mixed dried fruit ( buy the ready mixed fruit bag)
  • 1 Oranges
  • 500g marzipan
  • 250g butter (softened
  • 200g light soft brown sugar
  • 4 lg eggs (plus 1 beaten to glaze
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g glazed cherries
  • 3 tbsp apricot 

A 20cm cake tin

 

 

Instructions to make the Simnel cake

 

Step 1

Put the mixed dried fruit in a bowl  with the orange juice and zest and 2 tbsp water.

Cover and microwave for 2 minutes.

Leave to cool completely. Alternatively, heat gently in a pan, stirring now and then  until liquid has been absorbed then leave to cool.

 

Step 2

Heat oven to 150C / 130C fan / gas mark 2. Rollout a third of the marzipan and use the base of a deep 20cm cake tin as a template to cut out a circle. Wrap any offcuts and the remaining two thirds of marzipan and set aside for later. Butter and line the cake tin with a double layer of parchment or greaseproof paper.

Beat the  butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the eggs, Flour, almonds, baking powder, lemon zest, mixed spice and vanilla all in one go. Mix in the cooled soaked dried fruit and fold in the cherries.

 

Step 3

Scrape half the mixture into the tin. 

Top with the disc of marzipan, then add the remaining cake mixture, level off the top. Bake for 2 hours.

Check it's cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake, if any wet mixture clings to the skewer, return it to the oven for another 10 mins, then check again. Cool in the tin for 15 mins, then turn out on to a wire rack to completely cool. 

 

Step 4

Brush the top of the cake with the apricot jam. Roll out half of the marzipan Use the base of the cake tin to cut out a circle. Place it on top of the cake and crimp the edges( if you like)

Roll the remaining marzipan into 11 equal size balls. Brush the marzipan with the beaten egg and arrange the 11 apostles in a circle around the outside of the cake brush them with a little egg too .Put under grill for a minute to start to caramelise- be very careful as the marzipan will burn easily. Leave to cool and to finish you might want to wrap a ribbon around the cake.

This will keep up to a week in an airtight tin.

 

Enjoy your Simnel Cake!

 

Happy Easter.