Event - World Faith Week

30 April 2018

During World Faith Week, all pupils had the opportunity to learn about different faiths and religions.

The week began with an informative whole school assembly, planned and delivered by the Year 6 spiritual council leaders.

Throughout the week, visitors came, trips were booked and visits took place to immerse the pupils into their learning and to discover first-hand, some of the traditions, beliefs, signs and symbols of other faiths.

Each year group focused on a particular faith, including:

  • Reception learnt about Chinese New Year;
  • Year 1 explored the theme of light across several religions;
  • Year 2 learnt about Buddhism;
  • Year 3 enjoyed learning about Hinduism;
  • Year 4 explored Judaism; and
  • Year 5 enjoyed learning about the Islamic faith.

Spiritual Council led a World Faith Week assembly.
 
Reception children have written their name in Mandarin using the rice.

Year 1 made a tasty vegetable curry which we enjoyed eating.
 
We made lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year in Year 1.

In Year 2, we learnt a lot about what Buddhists believe. We also practised some meditation.
 
Year 3 relished the opportunity to visit a Hindu Centre in Birmingham.

We designed a menorah with wax crayons; our artwork is now on display in Year 4.
 
Children in Year 4 used laptops to create their own glossary about the meaning of Jewish key words.

We learnt about the features of a Mosque and made our own models in Year 5.
 
Pupils in Year 5 explored the Eid tradition of 'Henna hands.'