Key Stage 2 Multicultural Week

Multicultural Week 1st to 4th November 2016

Year 3 started the week by learning all about how and where Abraham founded Judaism We used the iPads to plan our own drama and then make videos in groups to tell the story of the covenant being made between Abraham and God. We then learnt that Jews believe there is only one God who loves us all. We looked closely at the Ten Commandments to learn more about the rules Jews believe we should live by. Next we learned about Jewish holy places and had a virtual tour of a synagogue. On Thursday we studied Jewish Special Festivals:  We focussed on Passover.  Children made Seder plates. They designed their own Seder plates including what they would include to remind them of home after a long journey.  We met Mr Sames who talked about what life is like following the Jewish faith. We next looked at the features of the Jewish Holy Book, the Torah.  Children made tea-stained scrolls where they included Hebrew writing. Finally we studied some of the Jewish symbols and their meanings: Children looked at different symbols such as the Menorah, Mezuzah, and Star of David and matched meanings with symbols.

In Year 4 we have been learning about the Jewish religion. We used the I-pads to search for facts about Judaism and we also listened to the story of Hanukkah. On Wednesday afternoon, we made our own dreidel games and enjoyed playing them with a partner. We had a special visitor who came to tell us lots more about the Jewish religion. We also had the opportunity to ask plenty of questions. Thank you to Mr Sames for taking time to speak to us. Also, thank you to Mr Minogue (Lucas’s dad) for arranging the visit.

Year 5 studied Islam. We learned about what Muslims believe; the Islamic creation story; Islamic art and the five pillars of Islam. We also looked at some artefacts. We have a small display outside our room and each child has made a small booklet of their learning.

For Multicultural week in Year 6 we learned about Islam. We looked at artefacts and videos about being a Muslim child. The children wrote first person accounts of being a Muslim child explaining beliefs and practises. This encouraged empathy skills.