As we journey together during Advent the children in year 1 and Reception will continue to bring home our travelling cribs, a wonderful opportunity to share the true meaning of Christmas with their families.
Prayers we say together include the Our Father and the Hail Mary.
Our School Prayer
This is our school.
Let peace dwell here.
Let the rooms be full of contentment.
Let love abide here.
Love of one another,
Love of mankind,
Love of life itself,
And love of God.
Let us remember
That, as many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school.
Lunch time prayers
Lunch time prayers are led by the children using prayer dice but a favourite of the children here at St. Mary’s is;
Bless us o Lord as we sit together. Bless the food we eat today. Bless the hands that made the food, bless us, O Lord, Amen.
End of day Prayer
At the end of each school day each class gather together to pray. This is our end of day school prayer:
Now the day is over, we lift our hands to say, thank you heavenly Father for all you do and say. I’m sorry for the wrong things, but glad about the right. Keep me heavenly Father, in your love tonight.
May all children in the world, share love, share friendship, and live in God’s peace; now and forever. Amen.
As well as saying or writing prayers we believe that children should be provided with creative opportunities to pray regularly. These opportunities include themed prayer stations, prayer through art, music and dance.