The Kind Stranger - Respect
To kick start our focus on respect for our value this term across the school we familarised ourselves with the story of the Kind Stranger/ Good Samaritan. We split the story into ten scenes and then each group was given two scenes to recreate in a freeze frame. Can you work our which is which?
Judaism - Bar and Bat Mitzvah (22.05.23)
We have been understanding Judaism and today we have looked into the jewish 'coming of age' ceremony - Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Bar (son of the) and Bat (daughter of the) Mitzvah (commandments). In Jewish faith, boys aged 13 and girls aged 12, become adults and have their Bar or Bat Mitzvah to mark this stage of their life. Before their Bar/ Bat Mitzvah, children's actions are held responsible to their parents and once they have come of age they are responsible for their own actions through the eyes of god. We created posters to illustrate the differences between the two ceremonies and we tried wearing the kippah, tallit and using the yad to read from the Torah.
The Great Commandment Matthew 22 34-40
Children in class have been looking at 'People of God' this half term and with a focus on Moses. They have unpicked his story and looked into more detail when God gave Moses the 10 commandments. In this lesson, they narrowed their thinking to just two commandments which underpin all the other: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' and 'Love your neighbour as you love yourself.' You can see the children role playing various scenarios where they play out if these two rules are followed and when they are not and look at the different outcomes to their role play.
Simchat Torah song
Hebrew Writing and making a Mezzuzah
News Update: The Messiah is here!
We have been investigative reporters looking at written evidence of the coming Messiah from Jewish prophecies and gospel texts. Children then interviewed whitenesses, Mary and Joseph, about the arrive of Jesus (the Messiah) and wrote newspaper reports to share the news.