2020 policy, curriculum overview and Spirituality document.
Religions and festivals studied:
- Chinese New Year
We celebrated Eid together with an enrichment day after a month of learning the value of generosity. During Ramadan, we grew salad plants to sell for charity. We also thought about the special giving which is called "Zakat" for muslims. Our community offered talks about the Qu'ran, festival foods and the Lunar Calendar. Every class also chose to learn more about the faith as part of their work in R.E.
Easter 2021 was a real joy to us this year. During the Spring term lockdown, we planned an exciting range of activities for children to take part in so that they could deepen their understanding of the values of humility and servitude within the Easter story. Each class learned a section of the Easter story and displayed their learning through drama and a range of work which was displayed in an exhibition in the hall. Children used their skills in music, drama, writing, Art, D.T. and Science as they displayed Easter gardens, models, pictures and writing to exemplify their learning.
Special guests were invited to school on 29th March. These guests have advised and supported school during the pandemic and have worked hard to encourage us in our work. We were particularly grateful to receive Bishop Julian, Lisa Horobin and Jo Snape who represented Blackburn Diocese. They were most impressed and Bishop Julian commented that the values of the school were shown in the children's reflections. He said that when the teaching of values is done well it is clearly visible to see within the children's behaviour and thinking.
We have been really proud of our learning and very much enjoyed working together again. As the summer approaches we will be planning for our next enrichment which will be a recognition of the importance of "Zakat" in Islam. Charitable giving is one fo the 5 pillars and we shall be exploring ways to work together to enrich our community by sharing in the value of generosity.
Our Easter Exhibition can be viewed here:
The Easter Story is retold by our pupils here:
Foundation Inventors and Explorers celebrating Eid at home
Foundation Inventors and Explorers have enjoyed learning all about Ramadhan and Eid as part of their home learning activities this week. They’ve enjoyed these videos on Cbeebies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/lets-celebrate-eid
Look at these unique mehndi designs and beautiful Eid cards!
In Y6, we linked our Eid activity to a theme based on the Angel Jibril (Gabriel). The holy Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) during the month of Ramadhan. Jibril a.s was the chosen angel to present the divine revelations to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Angel Gabriel was also the light & spirit, who came to Jesus with the words of God. The angels are always amidst us, they provide us with Allah’s protection and love.
We used this idea to help to transfer some of our wishes onto the wings of angels. These were our aspirations for the future, our hopes or our prayers, for a brighter future. Our messages were to one another and to any of the teachers in school.
‘Let your dreams be your wings’