Prayer is an important and intrinsic part of school life here at St Michael & St Martin. Prayer is at the epicentre of everything we do and all of the children, throughout the school, share in prayer on a daily basis. Our children are taught to open their hearts and talk to God. Every class partakes in daily prayers which are said at different stages in the day.
O my God you love me. You are with me night and day. I want to love you always in all I do and say. I’ll try to please you. Father bless me through the day. Amen.
Grace before meals
Bless us O God as we sit together. Bless the food we eat today. Bless the hands that made the food. Bless us O God. Amen.
Grace after meals
Thank you God for the food we have eaten. Thank you God for all our friends. Thank you God for Everything. Thank you God. Amen.
God Our Father, we come to say thank you for your love today. Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me. Guard me in the dark of night. And in the morning send your light. Amen.
All year groups should be singing/chanting the morning prayer, lunchtime prayer and end of day prayer.
In addition to silent, spontaneous or informal prayer, children should be familiar with the following formal prayers of the Church:
Nursery - The Sign of the Cross
Reception - Begin to learn the Our Father and Hail Mary
Year 1 - Our Father and Hail Mary
Year 2 - Glory Be
All the above prayers
Year 3 - Morning Offering
Responses during Mass
Short Act of Contrition (to be said at the end of the day)
Year 4 - Short Act of Faith / Hope / Charity
Knowledge of the Rosary (20 Mysteries)
Year 5 - The Confiteor (I confess)
Year 6 - The Apostles Creed
Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen)