RE Spring Term 1 2020 – Infant

In Reception the children were learning about Chinese New Year.  This involved reading the story of the animals’ race and learning about Chinese customs, clothes and food.   The children took part in role play and creative table activities, and enjoyed Chinese New Year Lion dancing with a dance visitor.

In Year 1 the children were introduced to Judaism.  They learnt about the Jewish story of Queen Esther who saved her people long ago.  People of the Jewish faith celebrate this during the party festival of Purim.   Children were introduced to Jewish artifacts, and took part in creative and role play activities, including making Hamantashen biscuits and enjoying a big circle dance wearing their party hats in the hall!

Year 2 were also learning about Judaism through Shabbat.  The children were joined by visitors from Norwich Synagogue for a day of learning and role play.  The visitors brought many interesting  artifacts  for the childrento explore so they could understand more about the Jewish faith. Each Year 2 classroom was set out for the celebratory meal of Shabbat. The children were able to bring their RE learning to life by recreating what a Jewish family would do on Friday night and how they finish celebrating on Saturday.