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KS1 have been learning about the Christian festival Easter.   They have found out about the meaning of lent  and discussed ways that they could 'Turn over a new leaf'.  They explored the events of Good Friday as well as Palm Sunday.  They used drama and recreated the parade, and shouted 'Hosanna' to show their joy and excitement for Jesus. 

 

Children in Cherry class found out about Holy Week 

Cherry class found out that Lent is a very important time for Christians.  They  learnt that Christians give something up for the period of Lent in the lead up to Easter, so shared ideas of what they might give up. 

KS1 have been exploring the question "How is new life welcomed?"

 

They looked at how people celebrate new life.  Cherry Class had their own baptism after finding out about the special traditions and ceremonies.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS1  recreated the parable of the two builders, they used stone and sand then water for the storm.

The children then wrote speech bubbles showing what they thought the wise and foolish builder might say.

KS1 have listened and talked about the story of 'The Good Samaritan'. They talked about what happened in the story and then sequenced pictures to help them remember the events in the story. Then came the  discussion  - they thought about the different  people in the story and what they thought Jesus might be trying to tell Christians to do.

KS1 have been learning about the meaning of Christmas and why Christians celebrate it.  They made the link between the work they were doing to create their nativity to perform to parents and the Christmas story.  They talked about and drew pictures showing where Jesus was born.

KS1 have been learning about the Christmas story.  They used the traditional Christmas party game  'pass the parcel' to help them do this.  In each  layer  of the parcel, there was a different picture.  At every layer. their teacher,  Miss Dicks used the picture to tell them the next part of the story.

KS1  have been finding out  about the Islam community.  They talked about  the special place the mosque and why this is a place of importance to Muslims.

KS1 have been exploring events which are celebrated in different faiths.  They asked themselves the question - How and why do we celebrate special events?

Blossom class looked at Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of light.

They talked about the Hanukkah Menorah, the special candle holder and made one themselves using paper.

 

 

Chestnut Class have been talking about the approach to Christmas. They learned that this time is called 'Advent'

They know advent is what Christians call their countdown to Christmas.  They collected green leaves and berries to make wreaths and made candles to add to them, writing on their significance  and the reason they are lit. 

Blossom class have been talking about their own experiences of Christmas. They then found out about ways other people around the world celebrate and made comparisons.