Monday, 11 November 2013

Remembrance Service at Tivetshall Ruined Church

The whole school walked to the ruined church to attend the Service of Remembrance.
Otter has captured a scene from the service. I like the way you have drawn people facing different directions.

Canary has also drawn a picture for us.

This is Fish's picture.

Monday, 14 October 2013

We walked to the church.

This afternoon we walked to the church.

Nelson spotted a gargoyle.

Eden saw the organ.
Mrs Fletcher pointed out the different parts of the church. Mrs Lee also helped us look around the church. We think the church pews are around 500 years old. Henry Tudor changed churches to be Protestant churches. 
We looked at the tympanum.
We remembered how the church used to have a rood screen but it was taken away a long time ago. 
Then we split into class groups. Class 1 took a good look at the special parts of the church. We found the altar.
We sat on the pews. 
Aiden told us about stained glass windows
We found the lectern and Bible. We saw the candle holders.

We found the pulpit. 


Elizabeth told us that her brother was christened at this font.

What is usually found in the font?

We think we spotted some sleeping bats on the ceiling...

Before we left Mrs fletcher showed us some special items. The silver cup is 400 years old.
The silver plate is called a paten, it is used for the bread.

There is a smaller chalice and paten which could be taken to people who are too ill to travel to church.

There is a mini font which can be used in the same way.

We would like to say thank you to all the helpers who came with us today.

Some things to think about:
1. What is a gargoyle?
2. Why do we need candles in this church?
3. The organ has to be pumped with something to make it work, what is it?
4. What is usually found in the font?
5. What do we put in the special silver cup? What is the name given to this silver cup?
6. What was used to pour the Holy Water over the baby's head in the font?
Get blogging if you think you can answer these questions!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Whole school trip to Thornham

This week is activity week and today we are visiting Thornham Walks to make rockets!
We went on a coach.
When we got there we split into two groups. The older children worked with John and went off to make rockets. The younger children worked with the lady and went on a tree trail. We had to answer questions about each tree.

We found out lots of interesting things. A big oak tree was over 800 years old. Lime trees have special bark inside which is used for weaving into mats, rope or string.
We spotted a silver birch tree, easily recognised by its silvery, papery bark.

We found out about The Green Man

We think we discovered the 3 Bears cottage!

We found some chicken of the wood fungi growing on a yew tree.
We moved through the woods to the den building area.

We had so much fun inside the den.
After a quick lunch in the park we changed groups.
The younger children took their turn at rocket making.

We had to fold the fins and decorate them.
We made a very big nose cone.

When we had finished making them we took them outside and filled them with rocket fuel!
Then it was time to launch the rockets...
We had so much fun, the rockets went really, really high!
We were all tired out at the end of the day.