Year 2 News
Our outing to the church
On Wednesday 5th December, Year 2 enjoyed a visited to St Michael’s Easthampstead church. We had an enjoyable and luckily dry walk to and from the church. When we arrived at the church, we were met by Fr Guy Cole who greeted us with a smile and took some time out of his day to talk to us.
We were then shown the font and discussed how it is used to be baptised. We were told that Easthampstead church baptises more adults then any other church and that they can baptise up to 8 people every first Sunday of the month.
We enjoyed looking at the beautiful stain glass windows and learnt the little pieces of glass are held together by lead. We looked at one showing Jesus the great Shepherd. We saw windows showing Mary being visited by Angel Gabriel and the three wise men. We discussed the three gifts they brought to Jesus.
We discussed the roof and how it looks like a boat, the idea is that the church takes us on a journey. Christians believe that the guild to lead them on their journey is the bible.
We each enjoyed standing in the pulpit and seeing what it would be like to talk to an entire church of Christians.
We also learnt that purple is the special colour of advent and that each week the church lights a candle, purple or pink, then on Christmas they light a white candle.
Lastly we were told the story of Jesus through stain glass windows.
It was a lovely school trip and the children displayed excellent behaviour throughout our visit. Please enjoy some of the pictures we have taken.
Snuggle up with a Good Book
On Wednesday 21st November the children in Key Stage One enjoyed an exciting day of reading. Children were allowed to wear pyjamas and bring in blankets and teddies as well as their favourite stories. Parents and carers were invited in to 'Snuggle up with a good book' and ask the children questions. Children spent time in each Key Stage One classroom taking part in book themed activities and learning about their teachers' favourite stories. The children ended the day with popcorn and hot chocolate enjoying a story back in their own classroom.
Here are some photos of the day!