Our Visit To St James' Church in Shirley
Today we enjoyed a visit to St James' Church in Shirley, to learn all about the Christmas story. We were welcomed in by very friendly staff who made us feel at home.
We heard a little bit about the true meaning of Christmas, before travelling back in time to find out about it for ourselves!
In our groups, we moved around to different parts of the church, learning about different episodes from the Christmas story along the way. We met the inn-keeper who made space in the stable for Mary and Joseph. We heard about the shepherds and how difficult their job could be, trying to keep all their sheep safe. We saw, touched and smelt the gifts brought by the Wise Men for baby Jesus. Finally, we talked about how people celebrate Christmas now.
Along their journey, the children collected stickers on a special card to remind them of each event.
We had a very good time and all learnt a lot. There are a few photographs below so that you can see some of the things we did.
Our trip today will stand us in good stead over the next few weeks, as we really explore all the aspects of Christmas.
Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR
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