Religious Education

Year 4 – Understanding God’s gift of love and friendship

Year 4 – Understanding God’s gift of love and friendship

In RE today we learned that Advent comes from the Latin word ‘Adventus’ which means ‘a drawing near.’ We learned about the      symbols, prayers and readings of the season and reflected on God’s love which he made known by giving us the wonderful gift of Jesus. Then working in groups we each wrote one verse of a collective class Advent hymn entitled: Jesus – God’s gift to our world. Each group then performed their verse to the rest of the class.

 

Shabbat Meal

Shabbat Meal

Having learnt all about the Shabbat meal from our Jewish visitor on Wednesday, Year 2 drew a picture of the Shabbat table today. They tried to include some of the important things they lady told them; table cloth, candle sticks, kiddush wine, goblet and challah bread.

Divali

Divali

The Nursery children have been looking at Diwali – the Festival of Lights.  They have been making some Diva Lamps and some lanterns and have also decorated the floor in preparation. We ended with a collective worship on Diwali.

 

 

 

Judaism week

Nursery children have been listening to the Hannukah story today. We heard about how the lamp lasted for 8 days instead of just the one.  We decided to have a Hannukah party and have special food – donuts and Lefkas. We also painted a Menorah.

 

Year 4 and the Jewish Chanukah

On Wednesday, we had a special visit by a Jewish lady called DeAnna Vander Velde. She explained all about Chanukah which is also known as Hanukkah and is the Jewish festival that celebrates the rededication of the second temple. The children were then told the story of Anne Frank and in the coming weeks, Year 4 are going to read extracts from Anne Frank’s diary.