Woodbury Salterton
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Collective Worship at Home - 03/07
3 July 2020

Friday 3rd July

We have gathered together to worship God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to think about the Parable of the Two Men in the Temple.

Today we are thinking about the value of peace.

God does not see as humans see. Humans look at outward appearances, but the Lord looks into the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7 ( New English Bible)

This is what God said to the prophet Samuel as he was choosing who should be the new king of Israel.

What do you think the words mean?



In our poem today, we will be hearing about Ethan and Jacob. They lived during a time when the Romans were an occupying army in Israel. The Romans ruled over the Jews. Jewish people who worked for the Romans were hated by their own community and seen as traitors.

Ethan was a Pharisee which means that he was an expert in Jewish law. He went to the Temple every day and performed all the ceremonies at just the right times. He kept the religious law in minute detail and was very proud of himself.

Jacob was also a Jew. But he worked for the Romans, collecting taxes on their behalf. He was seen as a traitor by his own people, especially the Pharisees. He was hated and shunned.

In the poem that you are going to listen to, Ethan and Jacob are going to the Temple to pray.


The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

By Anita Dobson

Ethan the Pharisee thinks he’s such a good man,

And he wants the world to know.

He’s so puffed up with all his plans

He can hardly see his toes!


I’m sure that God listens to all my prayers,

I’m always there to serve,

I know he’ll forgive my small mistakes

And give me what I deserve.



Jacob the tax man is on his knees,

He longs to let God in.

“Oh Lord have mercy on me,” he cries,

“My life is full of sin.”


The Pharisee stands so tall and proud,

His gaze is always down,

He sneers at the little man kneeling there

And gives him a pitying frown.


I’m sure as I do my duty each day

God hears my every word

But who will care for the likes of him,

He’ll get his just reward!


The tax man’s prayers were heard that day

So humble and not so loud

For God comes close to the ones who are meek

And turns away from the proud.



Remember the verse from the book of Samuel, that we thought about at the start of our worship, and the poem that we just heard.

God does not see as humans see. Humans look at outward appearances, but the Lord looks into the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7 ( New English Bible)


What would God have seen as he looked into the heart of Ethan, the Pharisee?

What would God have seen in the heart of Jacob, the tax collector?



Jesus told the parable of the two men in the temple to people who were sure of their own goodness and looked down on everyone else.

Perhaps we can also sometimes think we are better than others.


As we say our prayer today, I would like you to join in with the repeated response, “Help us to see through your eyes” in the prayer.




Leader: Lord Jesus Christ

When we are tempted to look down on others

ALL: Hep us to see through your eyes.


Leader: When we are tempted to judge people by their appearance

All: Help us to see through your eyes.


Leader: When we put ourselves before everyone else.

All: Help us to see through your eyes.


Leader: And in all that you do, may we,

Know you more clearly,

Follow you more nearly and

Love you more dearly every day.

ALL: Amen

Now we will listen to and join in, if you want to the hymn ‘Here I am to worship.’



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Year 6 Transition Session
1 July 2020


A session for Year 6 students to think about moving up to secondary school.

Blue Bubble
1 July 2020

Blue Bubble are enjoying exploring the theme of Journeys.

We have looked at and compared modern transport with Victorian transport, and have lovely observational drawings of a Penny Farthing and a modern bicycle.

A fabulous poem about moving on in life has been written and some stunning artwork has been created based upon The Great Wave of Kanagawa.

Yellow Bubble - Art
1 July 2020

Yellow bubble have had a day of art today. As well as creating watercolour pictures in the style of Quentin Blake, they have learnt how to mix powder paints and discovered which colours are primary, secondary or tertiary. They have also looked at the work of John Dyer and have started to create pastel pictures with a rainforest theme in his style. A very relaxing and enjoyable day for all!

Yellow Bubble
30 June 2020

Having discovered that Miss Daniels is in the process of illustrating a book, we thought that we would use her talents to teach the children some new artistic skills today! We explored the work of Quentin Blake and have drawn some vehicles using his style of a black outline and watercolours. The children’s pictures were fantastic – Well done Yellow Bubble!

P.E at Home Activities WB 29/06
29 June 2020

Try these P.E activities out at home this week.

Activity at Home and School Primary 29.6.20

Red Bubble
29 June 2020

Red Bubble had lots of fun following the course on the playground.

Red Bubble enjoying learning about teen numbers using equipment to support them and Nursery children enjoyed making their own car track as part of our work on journeys.

Yellow Bubble
29 June 2020

Yellow Bubble have been doing lots of lovely science and maths activities. Year 6 are now dreaming of flying off to far away places!

Journeys Home Learning Week 2 -W/B 29/06
29 June 2020

We hope you enjoyed the first week of your Journeys home learning. We have certainly enjoyed seeing the results! A huge well done to you all for persevering and showing our school values with your endeavour!

Please click on the links below for this week’s activities…

Year 1 Week 2

Year 2 Week 2

Year 3 Week 2

Years 4 and 5 Week 2

Year 6 Week 2

EYFS Week 2