Prayer time at Rosary Catholic Primary School provides opportunities for spiritual growth and development through participation in a variety of forms of worship and all forms of prayer – formal, informal, spontaneous, private, shared, petitionary and meditative.
We aim to help the children value and respect the power of prayer and to use it to help strengthen the children’s relationship with God.
We want to be a praying community. It is important for children to know the ‘formal’ prayers of the church which we may all pray together and which we all hear and say with the parish / family communities outside school.
Children are encouraged to develop their individual prayer life through daily participation in collective worship, grace before meals and morning and afternoon prayers.
Prayer does not only mean ‘formal’ prayers. We do hope to help each other to listen to God speaking to us and to respond in our hearts and minds during moments or stillness, reflection and silence.
We also encourage prayer writing by the children themselves. We have a prayer station in the Small Hall for children to write their own prayers to God whenever they feel the need to.
Each class has a prayer area which provides a focus for prayer in the classroom.
At Rosary Catholic Primary School, the children are taught to know by heart:
The Sign of The Cross
The Lord’s Prayer
The Hail Mary
Grace Before Meals
Morning Prayer and Afternoon Prayer
During Key Stage 2, children become familiar with and are encouraged to learn:
The Act of Contrition
Praying of the Rosary
Responses to the Mass
The Apostles’ Creed