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Eid enrichment day

We had a wonderful Eid enrichment day. Take a look at our pictures

Mr Timol came in to tell us all about Ramadan and how Muslims get ready for Eid

Each teacher led an activity. The children then rotated around the three classes within their key stage.

EYFS- Reception class made and designed their own mini prayer mats, made, baked and decorated traditional Eid biscuits in special Masjid boxes and made prayer beads. In the afternoon they were invited to Nursery's Eid party. They shared special food, played party games and looked at how different the children looked in their fabulous, new Eid clothes. Mrs Patel did some Mendhi for the children too.

 

In Y1 class, all the infant children decorated traditional thumb biscuits they had made the day before and had a go at Islamic art. They decorated Masjid boxed to put their cookies in to take home. They talked about the features of the Masjid, the importance of dates to break a fast and discussed geometric art and its significance in Islam.

 

In Y1/2, all the KS1 children talked about the five daily prayers, prayer times and made their own prayer beads. They heard a lovely story about the Prophet's daughter and why there are 33 prayer beads. The children even wrote some of there own prayers.

 

Finally, in Y2, all the infant children visited a role play cave  which Mrs Mullah helped to create. The children did written reflections of their experience. Mrs Tagari led them on a spiritual and physical journey to enter a cave like where the Quran was revealed to the Prophet. It was very special. Mrs Rigby wrote some thoughtful questions to ponder on the way.

 

In Y3, all the lower juniors decorated traditional thumb biscuits they had made the day before and had a go at Islamic art and decorated Masjid boxed to put their cookies in to take home. They talked about features of the Masjid, the importance of dates to break a fast and discussed geometric art and its significance in Islam.

 

The next activity the lower junior children did was in Y3/4. They made Zakat gift bags. They talked about Zakat as one of the five pillars of Islam and how all religions support charity (as do many people of no faith). The children made and designed their own gift bags and filled them with chocolate coins. The children then decorated their bag, wrote a personalised message on their tag and gave it to a class mate.

 

Finally, in Y4, all the lower KS2 children made their own mini prayer mats. They discussed the importance of prayer, the five times daily prayers, wuzu, prayer beads, the direction of prayer, prostration and much more.

 

In Y5 class, the upper juniors had a go at Calligraphy. The children wrote 'Eid Mubarak' or attempted simple Arabic letters to create a masterpiece! Some children made their own patterns and interpretations of the calligraphy style. Imam Amjad came in to show the children how to use a variety of tools such as chalk, charcoal, fountain pens, paints and thin brushes to experiment with different styles and create different effects. Imam Amjad wrote the children's names in Arabic for them to keep and even made us a special canvas!

 

Opposite the Y5/6 classroom, Mrs Zinga created  a role play cave. The upper junior children did written reflections of their experience. The children went on a spiritual and physical journey to enter a cave like where the Quran was revealed to the Prophet. It was very special. Mrs Rigby wrote some thoughtful questions to ponder on the way.

 

Finally in Y6 the upper KS2 children had a go at Islamic art. They talked about the features inside the Masjid, the importance of dates to break a fast and discussed geometric art and its significance in Islam. They made their own amazing geometric patterns and displayed them on minarets. They also decorated biscuits with edible moons and stars!

 

It was so lovely to have some parent visitors who did Mendhi patterns for us and Mr Timol and some of the children from Madrasa closed the day with a fabulous assembly.

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