Prayer and Reflection

At St John the Evangelist CE Primary School prayer forms part of our daily act of collective worship. We recognise that prayers can only have a religious significance for some, but they have potential to give spiritual insights for all. 


Our School Prayer

Jesus I give you my day,
All my work and all my play,
All I do and all I say,
I want to do it the right way.



Both adults and children lead prayer at our school. Opportunities for the impromptu sharing of a prayer are given. We also recognise that prayer does not have to be spoken and we often use silence to reflect upon our thoughts and feelings.

All classes have an area within their classrooms, which is a place for quiet reflection. Every class has a reflection time weekly and a reflection book is used to capture the children's thoughts and feelings, if they want to share these.

In addition, classes have a tree or a box where children can share their prayers, reflections or questions with the class.