As part of our topic on belonging the children in Year 1 shared stories from their own experiences of Christenings and decided to re-enact a Christening Ceremony.
We prepared our classroom for the special occasion, put up balloons, made pictures, gifts and cards. Baby Annabel came to school and the children thought about what it means to be a godparent.
Superbly in role, friends were chosen that could be trusted with precious toys. We sang hymns, said a prayer and lit a candle as part of our roleplaying. Baby Anabelle was very well behaved as the godparents poured water on her head. Afterwards we enjoyed a little cake to end the day!