Prayer and Liturgy
Our pupil led Prayer and Liturgy takes place in EYFS and KS1 and with KS2 on Tuesday mornings where children from each class prepare our weekly collective worship, with support as appropriate. The children use liturgy ideas from the Cafod website, Wednesday Word and ideas from their RE lessons from the previous week.
Every half term, the children join with the Parish and we celebrate Mass together at church. The children enjoy playing an active part in preparing the Mass in a variety of ways including - choosing the hymns, writing their own bidding prayers, bringing the bread and wine to the altar and reading the word of God. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Mark and Sarah
Once a month Mark and Sarah come and lead our Prayer and Liturgy. We enjoy learning new songs about Jesus and listening to His word. We have time to reflect and listen to God and to say thank you for always being with us.
Open the Book
Every few weeks, members from our local Christian community come and work with our pupils to retell some of the key parts of the Bible. They lead our Prayer and Liturgy sessions bringing the Bible to life and helping our pupils gain a deeper understanding of God's love.
During our week of Remembrance the whole school came together to share in a thought provoking Prayer and Liturgy to enable us to have quiet time to reflect upon the acts of bravery and the sacrifice that others have made for us throughout the conflicts since WW1. Our Class 4 children were involved in a wonderful project and created 'Poppy Plaques' to be displayed on local houses where the brave men of Dalton left their homes, but never returned. We will remember them.
During the month of May, our thoughts and prayers are focussed on Mary, the mother of Jesus and of us all. During our Collective Worship, we pray a decade of the Rosary together and thank Mary for her love and dedication to us all. During the last week in May, we hold our traditional Marian Procession where we crown Mary with flowers grown at school and listen to readings from the Bible about Mary, lovingly prepared by our oldest children. We also sing traditional Marian hymns as we process.