Key Stage 1 learnt about Holi the Hindu festival of colour! They experimented with powder paint but refrained from throwing it at the teachers!
We discovered that Hindus remember how good triumphed over evil and the importance of the bonfire! A fantastic hands on session!!
Holi was celebrated in Year 3/4.
We learnt about how Hindus celebrate this festival by throwing powder paint at their friends. We threw it onto paper though! We examined how they remember good triumphing over bad, the relevance of the bonfire and the celebration of Spring. Super active learning – well done Year 3/4!
Key stage one have been learning about the Jewish festival of Shabbat. Rachael Reeves came in to school to talk to us about what happens during this very special meal which marks the beginning of the Sabbath, for Jewish families.
We learnt that at the start of the meal on a Friday evening, Rachael lights the Shabbat candle and recites a prayer. The family drinks wine or grape juice from silver goblets and say special blessings. They also eat special bread called Challah bread. Rachael baked some especially for us. It was delicious! We learnt that Shabbat is a time to talk and celebrate with family, and to catch up on news.
On Thursday 13th December Ben Rich and Rachael Reeves (parents of Aaron in Year 5) came into school to explore the Jewish festival of Chanukah with Key Stage One.
The children learnt the story of Chanukah, the symbolism of lighting candles and even got to eat donuts!
Thank you Ben and Rachael for coming to see us!
On Thursday 29th June Y1/2 visited St. Lawrence’s church in York as part of our RE unit of work ‘What makes some places sacred?’
We learnt about why going to church is important to Christians. We found out about what Christians do in church such as reading the bible, singing songs and saying prayers. In some churches the leader wears special clothes too – some of us even got to try them on! Thank you Rev Jane for making our visit such a lot of fun!
This week the children in Early Years were learning about Eid. One of the children’s mums came in to make some patterns with the children. They all loved it!
On Wednesday 5th April, Y5/6 had a visitor from Christian Aid to talk to them about the work of this charity. This was to tie in with their R.E. unit, where they have been exploring the question from the City of York Syllabus ‘Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?’
We learnt about how Christian Aid has a vision to end poverty, and works with partner agencies all over the world to tackle issues such as the problems of climate change, and the refugee crisis.
Year 1 and 2 have been learning about what a Muslim is, and what they believe. We have been learning about how Muslims pray, and about their Holy Book, the Qur’an.