Generosity

Join Tabz (David Taberner), Hettie and Emily as they bring us another video assembly / collective worship on the theme of Generosity. Safe Space is a project of Southport & Area Schools Worker Trust, creating a safe space to explore the big issues of life and faith in local schools.

Learning OBJECTIVES and curricular links:

  • To widen understanding of the Christian values and biblical origins.
  • To implement widened understanding through addressing our own ability to be thankful for what we have and recognise what we can be generous with.
  • To see an impact to our own wellbeing through appreciating all that we have and to see an increase in how ready we are to give to others.

Session plan:

Intro: Tabz welcomes Hettie and Emily who introduce the assembly.

Game: Heads or tails | Pupils decide whether they think the coin will land on heads or tails by placing their hands on their head or imaginary tail. If they get it wrong then they must say something that they are thankful for to stay in the game.

Story: ‘Rumbling tummies’ from Bob Hartman’s Rhyming Bible, based upon the story of the feeding of the 5000 found in Matthew 14:13-21.

Game: Strawberry lace race | Who do you think will win in a strawberry lace race: Tabz or Emily? (the game could be paused for children to participate).

Thought: Reflections on generosity, sharing what we have and being thankful for what we have.

Challenge: Encouragement to consider what we have that we can be thankful for and be generous with.

SMSC Impact:

ONE. SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

This session reflects upon the Christian Bible story of Jesus feeding the 5000 and what we have that we can use for others and be thankful for.

TWO. MORAL DEVELOPMENT

Pupils are encouraged to consider what they have that others may not have and how they can be generous with their skills and possessions.

THREE. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The children are invited to reflect personally and discuss how they can benefit others by being generous. They are also encouraged to put their discussion into action by sharing with others this week.

FOUR. CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Our country, although historically a Christian nation, is now home to many people of differing cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. In these sessions, pupils have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect respectfully on our similarities, differences and the role faith plays in the lives of people around the world.

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