From their very first days in St. Wilfrid’s our children continue the journey many began when they were baptised. One of the first hymns they sing is “ Our God is a Great Big God….. and He holds us in His hands” Their friendship with God is nurtured throughout their time in St Wilfrid’s.
Each class has a focus area and the children choose what they wish to display there, relating it to the parable and class prayers of that week.
Morning prayer in class is based round a parable or miracle and all our children are given opportunities to lead worship. In class, this can be in the form of
- Choosing how they GATHER
- Choosing how they RESPOND to the WORD
- Choosing the MISSION; (what we have to do now we have Listened to the Word.)
We come together in Key Stages on a Wednesday morning for Collective Worship. Our prayer room is available to our children every break time for quiet reflection and prayer.
Every class takes turns to lead whole school collective worship on a Friday afternoon. Families are invited to join us and this makes the celebration even more special for our children. Father Dennis also celebrates Mass in school regularly and our families and parish community are invited to join us.
We have close links with our local church, St. Mary’s. A regular Sunday Mass takes place there, with our children taking an active part. First Holy Communion takes place at St Mary’s and all our children attend Mass in church on special occasions. At Lent our Key Stage 2 children pray the Stations of the Cross with the parish weekly in church.
During their time at St Wilfrid’s we nurture each child’s love of God and their understanding that they are very precious in God’s eyes. We help them grow in faith through a rich RE curriculum that encourages them to reflect spiritually, to think ethically and theologically and to be aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life. We hope Year 6 will leave us as religiously literate and engaged young people, who have grown in friendship with God.
To view our RE policy and Collective Worship Policy, visit our Policies page.