As part of our learning in RE, we walked to different places of worship in Wombwell to find out more about them.
We visited St Mary's Church, the Methodist Church and we also visited Wombwell Cemetery. We met some very interesting people whilst we were there. Some people work at the church or the cemetery and others volunteer. They do lots of very good and important work there.
We talked about the importance of being respectful by making sure we do not let dogs run free in the cemetery or drop any rubbish on the floor. We also talked about how we can help to look after the wildlife for example, feeding the squirrels in the trees or trying not to walk on the plants. We found out that although it is a very peaceful, interesting place to visit, it is not somewhere we should be playing.
Ellie, a lady who works at the Methodist Church, told us all about the different services that are held there. We even had a pretend wedding and christening! Ellie went on to explain what everything in the church was for and when it is used. She introduced us to the organist who is called Les. He played a few tunes on the organ and some of us sang along. Les then explained how the organ works and how much care it needs.
There was a lot to find out about and our teachers said we asked excellent questions to find out more.
After Lunch we walked to St Mary's Church where we compared what we had seen in the Methodist Church with what they have in St Mary's. There were lots of things that looked different but were used for the same thing. St Mary's Church is much bigger and older but they have the same services and also have many people who volunteer there. Some people even bring flowers and arrange them before a service. Other people come to the church to ring the bell in the bell tower. While we were there we visited the cenotaph which we had been talking about during remembrance. There were lots of poppy wreaths which people in the local community had left on Remembrance Sunday. We tried to spot names that we recognise from the soldiers names included on the cenotaph.
We found out a lot of new information about churches, volunteers and the cemetery and it helped us to understand that people enjoy being part of a community.
Year 2 Blog
This year working in Year 2 we have: Mrs Ottewell, Miss Blackwell, Mrs Hibberd, Miss Cooper, Mrs Randerson and Miss S Smith.