Category Archives: Religious Education

Shabbat Shalom from Year 2!

Shabbat Shalom from Year 2!

Year 2 are learning about Judaism in RE at the moment and have been exploring the Jewish holiday of Shabbat, which is Judaism’s day of rest on the seventh day of the week. Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday.

We re-created the Shabbat and began by lighting the Sabbath candles. We also tried some wine and were quick to identify top notes of Summer Fruits! Miss Shackford made Challah bread for us, which is a traditional soft bread in the shape of a FOUR strand plait. We thought it was delicious and all requested some more!

We then explored activities that we might like to do on the Saturday of Shabbat. Jewish people see Shabbat as God’s gift to his people and as a day when you take time out from everyday things to feel special, rest and be still. After the initial shock of no electronics during Shabbat, Year 2 had some lovely ideas about what they could do during the Saturday of Shabbat.

We ended our re-creation with Havdalah, the blowing out of the braided Havdalah candle which marks the end of Shabbat. We had some more wine and smelled a dish of beautiful spices which represented the Havdalah box.

Art & RE in Y6…March 16th

Art & RE in Y6…March 16th

I promised you an update on the art we’ve been doing in Y6 to prepare for the Y6 Passover meal for children & their families which will, very sadly, now not take place.  Nonetheless, the children worked with great skill and co-operation to produce an absolutely magnificent display. The likes of which I’ve never seen…Read More

Y6 Art…or is it RE?…week 8…Feb 28th

Y6 Art…or is it RE?…week 8…Feb 28th

Once the subject of a 1950s Hollywood blockbuster modestly entitled “The Greatest Book Ever Written”, and more recently brought to life by Dreamworks Studios’ “Prince of Egypt”, Y6 have been learning about the Old Testament story of the Exodus.  This will culminate in the traditional Y6 Passover meal for pupils and their families. To get…Read More

‘Celebrating’ in Nursery

In RE we have been discovering what a celebration is and how people celebrate. We talked about a memorable celebration and drew a picture. The children remembered special birthdays, Baptisms, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. We looked at the different elements of a celebration and discussed how we find out about a celebration – (someone…Read More

Science and R.E….Y6…Week 10…Nov 15th

Science and R.E….Y6…Week 10…Nov 15th

In the Jewish religion, New Year is celebrated in Autumn with the festival of Rosh Hashanah.  It’s a time to repent, to make up for things that have gone wrong, and to wish friends and family a “sweet New Year” – symbolised by apples and honey (surprisingly delicious, if you’ve never tasted them). In Science,…Read More

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

With CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day falling during our time at High Borrans this year, we brought the traditional Y6 CAFOD fundraising lunch forward a week.  A true cross-curricular extravaganza if ever I’ve seen one, though perhaps a shade too subtle for our special visitors to notice when we did exactly the same last year! The…Read More

Art & RE in Y6…week 2…15th Sept

Art & RE in Y6…week 2…15th Sept

Taking a very small amount of time off the relentless Y6 pursuit of excellence in Maths and English, we have extended our Geography topic (aka Creative Curriculum, if any OFSTED inspectors are reading this) on El Salvador to explore the work of world-famous Salvadoran artist, Francisco Llort.  Llort seeks to express the beauty and vibrancy…Read More