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Foundation Stage - Nursery and Reception.

Morning Prayer:

Good Morning Lord,

We praise your holy name,

and thank you for giving us

this lovely new day.

Good Morning Lord,

We praise your holy name,

and thank you for giving us 

this lovely new day.

 

Lunch Time Prayer

Thank you for the world so sweet,

Thank you for the food we eat,

Thank you for the birds that sing,

Thank you God

For everything! Amen.

 

Going Home Prayer:

Tick Tock, Tick Tock                                     Tick Tock, Tick Tock

we have a fast clock                                     Half past three is here now

tick tock, tick tock                                        Thank you, thank you for the day.

off to school,                                                Every minute of the day,

Hurry up or you'll be late                               You've been there for work and play

Praise the Lord we're on our way                   Tick tock, tick tock

Tick tock, tick tock                                        We're going home.

We're off to school.

 

Alternative Going home prayer (children's choice)

Jesus, I just want to say

Thank you for this happy day

and can I just say one thing more

Jesus how I love you.

 

 

Children will also be introduced to a number of traditional prayers throughout their time in the Foundation Stage:

  • Sign of the cross.
  • Hail Mary
  • Our Father
  • Some simple responses at mass.
  • Greetings / Gospel acclamations
  • Simple litanies of thanks and praise
  • Prayers for blessing the Advent wreath.

Key Stage One - Years 1 and 2

 

Morning Prayer

Dear God

I give to you

all that I think, or say, or do.

All my work and all my happy play

I will give to God today.

Amen.

 

Lunch Time Prayer

To God our Father

Thanks we say

For the food we eat today

God bless our dinner ladies.

Amen.

 

Home Time Prayer

Jesus I just want to say

Thank you for this happy day

and can I just say one thing more

Jesus how I love you.

 

Children in KS1 will also be introduced to a number of traditional prayers:

  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory be to the Father
  • Act of Sorrow
  • Mass responses
  • Mass prayers - Lord have Mercy, Pracers of intercession, Children's Eucharistic Prayer II.
  • Prayers used in Baptism
  • Prayer for Lent

Key Stage 2 - Years 3,4,5 & 6

 

Morning Prayer

O my God, I give to you,

All that I think or say or do,

All my work and all my happy play

I will give to God today.

Amen

 

Lunch Time Prayer

Thank you for the world so sweet,

Thank you for the food we eat,

Thank you for the birds that sing,

Thank you God

For everything! Amen.

 

Evening Prayer

God our Father,

I 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.

 

Children in KS2 will also learn the traditional prayers above and also:

  • I confess
  • Angelus
  • Benedictus
  • Magnificat
  • Eternal rest
  • The Mysteries of the Rosary
  • Stations of the cross
  • Penitential rite
  • Glory to God
  • Offertory prayers
  • Holy, holy holy
  • Lamb of God
  • Rite of Dismissal
  • Litany of the Saints
  • Prayers used for  sacramental rites
  • Prayers from the liturgy for special feasts
  • Funeral Mass prayers
  • Blessing and giving of ashes
  • Saints' prayers.
  • Some phrases from the psalms.

 

 

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