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Thursday, 21 May 2015

A Church, a Cathedral and a Museum

For our R.E lessons, we have been learning all about Christianity. Today, we went into Birmingham City centre to visit St Martin's Church and Birmingham Cathedral. Whilst we were there we even popped into Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to enhance our knowledge of Romans.

We made our way to town via the train.

Libby looks very excited and eager!
Our first destination was St.Martin's. Did you know the whole of Birmingham was built around this church and the surrounding markets? It is a very important piece of our local history and we loved learning more about it.

We didn't realise how big the church was until we reached! 

Samama looks very impressed!

The priest at St. Martin's gave us a fantastic (and very educational) tour of the Church. This special fountain is used for Baptism.

We loved the beautiful stained glass windows at the church. Take a look!

After a quick prayer from Mrs Roberts...

"Thank you for giving me the best class ever!"

...and a quick snack in 'pigeon park!'...

We loved our out door picnic in the sun!
...we headed to Birmingham Cathedral which is famous for its breathtaking windows. Here, we were told all about how stained glass windows are used to tell a story.

We also got to dress up and re-enact a baptism! Courtney played the part of the proud new mother.

Our guide told us all about the baptism process. Holy water is poured over the
baby's head and the priest makes a cross sign on its forehead.

After refuelling and catching some rays...

Wake up, Ibrahim! The day's not over yet!

Picnicking on the grass

...we headed towards our final destination of the day: the Museum. We saw all sorts of ancient Roman relics.

Spotted: History buffs caught in action!

Look at this intricate mosaic... We'll be doing some of our own soon, so
watch this space!

This is an ancient Roman tombstone. Libby and Cody aren't spooked at all!

These are some of the different Gods the Romans worshipped.
They even had a 
Goddess of sewers!

After a long and educational day with our brains buzzing with all the new information, we headed back to the oval.

Zunaira looks very tired. Don't worry, we'll be home soon!

We hope you had a fab day too! Stay tuned for some more news from 4.3!



  1. "BEST DAY EVER!"Mrs Roberts I love the places we went to even though we had to walk for long.

  2. It was worth all the walking because we all learnt so much!