Our School Prayer
Please guide us through our education at school and at home.
May Jesus, our families and our friends inspire us to do good things for others.
Help us to celebrate the love, kindness and respect that we share.
May St Thomas More guide and protect us always.
At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School children and adults are invited to participate in collective worship daily. It is a core part of the school day and is led by both adults and children.
Children, staff and parents participate in Collective Worship throughout the year. These include:
As part of their RE lessons, Year 6 created Modern Day versions of the Stations of the Cross. They are displayed alongside the traditional stations of the cross.
On Tuesday 8th March we came together as a school to reflect during our Lent Reconciliation Service led by the Chaplaincy Team. We gathered together to ask God’s forgiveness for any wrong that we may have done. We listened to the story of Zacchaeus and thought about the changes we can make.
Each member of staff and child began the year by looking at the structure of a psalm to then write their own. Here are a few that have been displayed.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. From Matthew Chapter 5: Verse 9
Year 4 led a beautifully reflective Remembrance Day Liturgy where we focused on what we remember, why we remember and how we remember. We talked about the difference between service and sacrifice. We led remembrance prayers and read scripture. Our favourite part was the Poppy Prayer:
A Poppy prayer
Poppies are bright and cheerful flowers: say thank you to God for the lives of those who have died in war, remembering all the joy they brought to families and friends, and all the good things they did for their home and their country.
Now look at the red petals: red reminds us of danger and harm. Ask God to be close to those who are still facing danger each day, to give courage to the armed forces, and compassion to all who help others.
Place your whole hand over the poppy: poppies are also fragile and need to be handled gently. God cares for those who are hurting and those who are sad. Ask God to comfort all who are grieving the loss of someone they love.
Finally place a finger on the centre of the poppy: ask God to help you play your part in working for peace in the world.