What are the Little Larries ?
In honour of our patron Saint Lawrence we have 'Little Larries' throughout KS2.
This group of children co-ordinates all the child led charity work in the school and encourages the school as a whole to follow in the steps of St Lawrence.
Our aim is to support the poor and sick and help to spread the faith by our example not only within our own community but also to work with our link school in Tanzania. Serving the Lord with a smile on our face.
Worship Guidelines and Daily Prayers
Give honour and glory to God
Feed the spirit through a variety of words, music, images, art
Be spiritual – inclusive – educational
Be in line with the School’s Mission Statement
Have a clear structure
Be pupil – centred – related to their experience and concerns
Should involve pupils as active participants
Foster a sense of community – shared values – identity – purpose
Take place with all teaching and non-teaching staff present, if possible
Be a breathing space – a time to be still and reflect in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity
A special time with a setting that is conducive to worship
Have consideration given to entering and leaving
Provide opportunity for quiet prayer, meditation – use of silence
Have relevance to the liturgical cycle
Be led by various people, e.g. Head Teacher, class teacher, visitor, pupils
Have a variety of groups
Reflect the cultural background of pupils
Not be too long i.e. ‘quality’ not ‘quantity’ time
There is a daily staff prayer and reflection which takes place at 8.30 am in the staff room. All teaching staff are expected to attend.
Every day children will take part in structured collective worship which is either key stage/whole school assemblies or Class collective worship.
All year groups will say the Morning Prayer, lunchtime prayer before and after 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
Key Stage One
Year 1 - Our Father and Hail Mary
Year 2 - Glory Be
Key Stage Two
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)
On Holy Days, children have the opportunity to attend morning Mass. During particular seasons of the Church, special services, such as Stations of the Cross during Lent, will be held in the Church or in the Hall.