Prayer

Children start and end their school day with a prayer as well as saying The Angelus at midday.

Each year group has additional prayers to learn throughout the year, beginning with the Our Father in Reception. As children grow older, they also learn the Hail Mary and a number of other important prayers.

Throughout all of the RE topics, there are also a number of opportunities for the children to write and say their own prayers.

Each class builds up a prayer book, including prayers that have been written or learned during the year.  Pupils in Year One through to Year Six also have a class prayer journal which can be taken home and used as a family prayer book.  Each family loves to develop their own prayer and add it to the class prayer journal.  These prayers are then used as part of class prayers.

The Prayer Garden, which is positioned outside, next door to the dining room, is a wonderful place for the children to go to at lunchtime if they need to spend some time in prayer.  Classes also make use of this space as part of their RE learning or class worship.