In RE this half term the children have been learning about the Christian celebration of Easter. They have talked about why Christians celebrate Easter and discussed how their own families or people they know celebrate. The children talked about Easter taking place on a Sunday and that Christians go to church on a Sunday. The children also know that Easter celebrates the death and coming to life again of Jesus and have talked about how some people give chocolate eggs as a gift on Easter Sunday.
Matthew said, “He was in the cave and they put the big rock in front of it. He rose from the dead.”
Thomas drew a picture and said, “My family doing an Easter egg hunt.”
This term Year 1 have looked at the Jewish festival of Purim and The Christian celebration of Easter.
We found out about how Jewish people celebrate Purim by wearing special clothes, eating sweet treats and taking presents to friends. We listened to the story of Queen Esther and how she saved the Jewish people and then made puppets of the characters in the story and had a go at acting out and retelling the story.
Some children also made Groggers which are used during the retelling of the story to make lots of noise whenever the name Haman is heard.
When learning about the Christian celebration of Easter we found out about why the cross is an important symbol to Christians and shared the story of Easter and learnt that it is sad but has a happy ending. The children also watched a film about how Christians celebrate and made their own Easter cards.
In Year 2, the children have been learning about the Jewish celebration of Shabbat. The children were really lucky to receive a special video from some previous visitors to our school who shared how they celebrate Shabbat. They were then given the opportunity to think about how they spend their time relaxing, and what they do with their families at the weekend.
The children have also thought about the Christian celebration of Easter and have been part of retelling the story as well as making Easter cards for our local community.
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Shipdham Manor have sent us some photos of some of their residents reading their Easter cards: