Year 3s visit St Mary's Church, Kingsclere
As part of our Religious Studies work Year 3 visited St Mary's Church in Kingsclere.
In the lead up to our visit we had studied the various parts of the Church and started to understand what each part represented. We had also thought carefully about how we should behave in a church.
Our trip was lead by current vicar, Reverend Ben Read. He took us on a tour of the church and highlighted different parts of significance. We were all very impressed with the grandeur and size of the church considering that Kingsclere is a relatively small community. A particular highlight of the trip was the opportunity to have a go at playing the organ, the children enjoyed playing a few notes and Tom W impressed us with a delightful tune he had learnt in his piano lessons! Ben took the time to answer lots of questions and explained in details various individual features of this particular church including the tomb of the Kingsmill family and some interesting stained glass windows.
To finish our trip we had the opportunity to sketch interesting parts of the church and we also began to design our own version of a layout of a church including the necessary features. We have enjoyed finishing these in lessons!
Overall, we had a fantastic time and feel very lucky to have such a grand and beautiful religious building to enjoy on our doorstep. We hope to be able to make this an annual trip and thank Ben very much for his hospitality. Thanks must also go to Miss Russell for organising the trip and accompanying us too!