Primary 2 had a fun afternoon in RE on Friday designing and making their own Jewish mezuzahs. They chose from a selection of construction toys, paper and cardboard which they thought would be perfect, due to their shapes. The discussions and interactions as they worked were a pleasure to listen to, proving to the adults how much they had learned and been listening carefully during previous lessons. The finished results were fantastic and extremely inventive. Some children made tiny scrolls to place inside the cases and some children even had a go at some Hebrew writing on their scrolls. Lots of children also made a Star of David to attach to the front of the cases. ✡️ The children were very proud of their creations and the P2 staff thought they were pretty special too!
Y1 and Y2 have been really looking forward to meeting Sheila Gewolb, who was coming in to teach them more about Judaism. They were so excited to meet her today and extremely keen to ask her lots of questions. Sheila was very impressed with their knowledge of the religion and the range of questions that they posed. The children were very lucky to learn even more from Sheila, who brought in an array of artefacts and resources to show them. Sheila set up a table ready for Shabbat, lit the candles and said the special Shabbat prayer. She also showed the children some items of clothing, which some children enjoyed modelling for us! Other things we enjoyed looking at were the special plates for the seder meal, the mezuzah and examples of Hebrew writing which is read from right to left. Sheila has left some challah bread for the children to try tomorrow and they're all excited to sample it. What a fun afternoon we had and we're already looking forward to Sheila's next visit later on in the school year.
Primary 2 painted pictures of fruit and vegetables, then wrote their own thankfulness prayers. Some of these were used to make a wreath to present to the church at Harvest time and others were used to make a class display about thankfulness.
08/10/21 Primary 2 enjoy some drama in RE
2020 - 2021
Friday 4th December
Making Christmas gifts for our families
Primary 2 have been exploring the theme of gifts during their RE lessons over the past few weeks. We've discussed how it feels to give and to receive a gift. We've also talked about the gifts that were given to baby Jesus in the story of The First Christmas. The children explored why Christians might consider Jesus to be a special gift from God, and the greatest gift of all. We then moved on to talk about whether gifts have to be something we've bought, and the children said we can give gifts that we've made. We made kindness cards the other week to give out to people and we discussed how things such as kindness, helpfulness and listening can also be very important gifts. On Friday afternoon the children mastered a special paper folding technique to make contemporary Christmas trees from catalogues or magazines. Mrs Marrs and I were amazed at how quickly they picked up the folding, and so many of them didn't ask for any help at all. Perseverance personified in Primary 2! We were so proud. The children couldn't wait to take their trees home and give these as gifts to their families. They all looked stunning.
Friday 13th November - World Kindness Day
Primary 2 started their new RE topic today, thinking about gifts. They will be learning about the gifts that were given to baby Jesus from the Three Kings, as well as Jesus himself being a gift from God. Today (with it being World Kindness Day) we focussed on the gift of kindness. The children enjoyed sharing their ideas on how to be kind to everyone they meet, as well as talking about anyone who'd been particularly kind to them today. Primary 2 then made kindness cards to give out to people who are special to them. One kind girl even gave out sweets to everyone, which she'd brought in today because it was her birthday. What a fantastic afternoon we had!
2019 - 2020
A wonderful visit to the Jewish exhibition at Tullie House! On Wednesday 11th December, the Y2 children visited Tullie House for the morning to find out more about Judaism. They had talked about 'Shabbat' celebrations during Harvest time, so they were excited to learn even more about this interesting religion. The exhibition at Tullie House certainly didn't disappoint! There were stories to listen to, artefacts to handle, things to dress up in and games to play. We all left bursting with knowledge, thanks to Sally and Kit who led the session. Lots of discussion followed back at school and the children made a lovely thank you card, which has been posted out to the ladies at Tullie House.
The volunteers from the foodbank were delighted to receive a book full of Y2 thank you letters to Stuart, who visited us before the half term break. We hope he enjoys reading them when he's volunteering there tomorrow.
Primary 2 enjoyed a visit from Stuart, a volunteer from the local foodbank. He talked to us about Harvest in the past, where food comes from and how we can help those who are less fortunate. The Y2 children enjoyed asking some of the questions they'd thought of during their RE lesson from the previous week.
2018 - 2019
Reverend Thompson came to teach us about Baptism. We asked him lots of questions to help us with our RE work.
We have been exploring how it feels to give and receive gifts. At Christmas time remember that Jesus was God’s special gift to us.
2017 - 2018
Thank you to NISCU for our puppet performance. We learned about ‘What does Easter mean to you?’
We have been finding out what we can learn from the stories Jesus told.
Y1 & Y2 were faced with the challenge of building a Sukkah, after learning all about the Jewish festival of Sukkot.
There was lots to discuss and remember.
It had to have at least 3 walls.
The roof must be made from leaves, twigs etc.
The roof must have gaps for the sun and stars.
2016 - 2017
Our Thankfulness display is now in church for the congregation to enjoy.
What would we see during a Baptism?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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