In our first week back we explored Judaism. The children listened to The Story of Hanukkah and we played traditional Jewish games such as Dreidel.
During the Topic, Myself, we talked about our family and our names. We explored what it means to be part of God's family and how it feels to rejoice in the love that we share.
This half term, we will be exploring belonging. During this topic we will explore what it feels like to be welcomed to our school and into our family. We discover what it in means to Baptised into God's family.
During our topic...
We explored what behaviours we would and would not show when welcoming someone to our school. We also discuss how we have been welcomed and what that felt like.
On the countdown to Christmas, we have been exploring the nativity story and the importance to remember and celebrate this special time of year. We used role play, artwork and story telling to explain our own understanding of this event. We also held our own nativity called 'The Christmas Star'
Throughout our celebrating topic we explored how and why we celebrate. We also revealed who the parish family are and we looked at different celebrations that are special to them. The children got to listen to and retell the story of Simeon and Anna meeting baby Jesus, the light of our world.
We have begun our gathering topic by talking about ways in which we gather. We discussed our fun filled weeks and spoke about how gathering is important.