Our new topic was "Special Places". We thought about places which are special to us.
We talked about why these places are special to us and we wrote our ideas down and drew pictures of them.
We talked about people taking their shoes off before going into some special places.
We took our shoes and socks off and went on a barefoot walk to find our special places. We were very careful so we didn't hurt our feet.
We walked over various surfaces - they all felt different.
The surfaces felt....smooth, rough, bumpy, scratchy, cold, warm, hard, soft, tickly...
We put our shoes back on to keep our feet safe. We looked for a place which was special to us in the school grounds.
We sat down in our special places and thought about what we could hear, see and feel.
We shared our thoughts with each other.
We thought about where we could make a special place in our school grounds. We looked at the different places.
We made our special place together using big sheets, pegs and string. we helped each other.
Before we went into our special place we decided to take off our shoes.
We all got into out special place together.
We decided to put all our shoes together in one place under a tree.
We rested in our special place. we thought about everything we could see, hear and feel.
We put our shoes back on when we came back outside.
we went for an explore around the school grounds.
We learned that bells are used in some special places to call peo
When we heard a bell ring we knew it was time to go back to our special place.
We learned that bells are used in some special places to call people to them.
We learned that churches are special places to some people. We visited the church in the village - St. Lawrence's - to learn more about it.
We found a model of an Easter garden when we first went in. We remembered the Easter Story.
We learned about all the main features in the church. We sat in the pews.
We knelt on the cushions.
We looked at the huge church organ.
It had 2 rows of keys and lots of buttons too.
We went into the pulpit and thought about what it is used for.
We saw a huge cross hanging high from the ceiling. we talked about why crosses are found in churches.
We looked at the special table - the altar.
We thought about the Last Supper and the bread and wine.
We looked at the lectern where the Bible was resting.
We found the Font and learned that it is used in baptism.
Niall told us about when he was baptised in St. Lawrence's.
We looked at the side altar and the pictures behind. We worked out that they told the story of the very first Christmas.