We are thinking about ‘gathering’ in Foundation Stage at the moment and yesterday, we all visited Corpus Christi Church where we explored how people gather together in church with their parish family.
We walked the same procession that Father Wilfrid and his altar servers do at the beginning of each mass, we prayed together, we sang together and we listened to a reading from the Bible together. We learnt that these are things that happen each time the parish family gathers together for a mass.
Then, we worked together and used I spy sheets to hunt for different things we might find in a church. We found stained glass windows, the altar, candles, pews, hymn books and even a baptismal font!