Our Vision - We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Phillippians 4:13
Lived out through our prayers and worship
Our School Prayer
All our children were invited to write the words for our new school prayer by the Ethos Committee. There was a great response to this invitation and the Ethos Committee had the difficult task of choosing one of them to be our prayer. After much deliberation, they chose a prayer which they felt best captured the essence of our school vision and values. It was written by Olivia whilst she was in our Year 3 class:
Thank you for the beautiful earth that you have created.
Please help us to protect it.
Thank you for giving us good friendships.
Please help us to trust and respect each other.
Thank you for giving us courage at challenging times.
Please teach us to persevere and not give up.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Prayer Sentence Starters
There are many types of prayer when talking to God. At Wardley CE Primary School we focus on four types of prayer with our children. These prayer sentence starters are in every prayer space, to support children's spirituality.
Thanking God. Dear Lord Jesus, We thank you for…
Asking for forgiveness. Dear God, We are sorry when…
Praising God. Dear Lord, You are so…
Asking for something. Heavenly Father, We ask you for…
Prayer is an integral part of daily life here at Wardley CE Primary School.
Our children are encouraged to pray throughout the school day and take time to reflect on numerous occasions, whether that be some quiet time in God's Garden or writing a prayer leaf for their class refelection tree. They also come together for daily prayers in the classroom and collectively as a school in our daily collective worship sessions.
Our Year 6 pupils are Worship Leaders within the school meaning that they regularly lead the prayers. This can be in collective worship when they dress the alter table, they aslo visit classrooms and lead collective prayer during our 'Thoughtful Book' sessions and they also lead the 'Prayer Stations' which take place each half term. During these sessions, pupils from each class are invited to join small groups of Worship Leaders to reflect, be thankful and pray to God.