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St Lawrence

Catholic Primary School

"Our school is a place where we all come together as one community to learn, have fun and make lasting friendships all under God's love and care."

Catholic Life

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

Worship should:

  • 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


Daily Prayer

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


Foundation Stage

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)

The Memorare


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.