Visit from the Sikh Education Service

 

Today, years 2,3,4 and 5 were visited by the Sikh Education Service.

The day started with an assembly for all four classes, in which Mr Singh taught children about respect, integrity, how special we all are and performed a musical number for the children. The children really enjoyed interacting throughout the assembly.

This was followed by interactive workshops for year 3 and year 4 for the rest of the morning.

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Rosh Hashanah

This week we welcomed Rabbi Aaron into school to share details about he and other members of the Jewish community celebrated Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year. He shared songs on his guitar, taught us actions and words and played the Shofar. The shofar is a rams horn which is blown to make a loud sound.

We look forward to welcoming more members of our Jewish and other faith communities into school over the year.

Happy Rosh Hashanah to all members of the Jewish Community.

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KS1: The Easter Story

jesus empty tomb clip art image search results ClipArt Best KS1 will be learning about Easter this week. A simple Google image search just using the word ‘Easter’ will tell you that the true meaning of this, arguably the most important Christian celebration, seems to be being obscured by fluffy chicks and chocolate eggs. Whatever your religion, or even if you don’t have a religion, it’s important to respect the beliefs of other people by taking the time to learn about them.

We will be using these resources amongst others this week.

Full Easter Story      Easter Story – BBC Bitesize      Easter Story – CBeebies

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Year 3 and 4 RE trip

London Central Mosque

It was a pleasure to have a day full of learning outside the classroom with children who were so respectful and eager to learn about other cultures and religions. We were made to feel incredibly welcome and were given every opportunity to ask questions to further understand the beliefs of those among us. I was so proud of the attitudes shown by all children throughout the day and all that we have learnt will benefit us greatly going forward in our learning of the world and those that live in it.

 

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Y5/6 trip to St Albans Synagogue & Cathedral

Y5/6 brought their RE learning to life by going on a trip to St Albans. We visited a synagogue first to learn about Judaism. The children gained first hand experience of how Jewish people worship and celebrate their faith. My group particularly enjoyed ‘Friday Night Dinner!’ Huge thanks to all the ladies from the synagogue for making us feel so welcome.

Then, a short trip back to the Cathedral, lunch in the wind, then inside for a tour. We learnt about St Alban (the first Christian martyr), and the changes the building had gone through from its beginnings as a shrine to St Alban, to the grand Norman building we see today.

A great day out. Year 5/6 – what interested you?

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