Today we learnt all about the Islamic festival of Muharram which is the first month of the year in the Islamic calendar. It is a time where Muslims reflect on the past and think about their hopes for the future. We enjoyed talking about our goals and what we would like to achieve in this coming year.
We are really enjoying our Music lessons this half term. The children love taking part in the warm up game where we test our listening skills and vocals.
Today we enjoyed moving like animals in our PE lesson we slithered like snakes, swung like monkeys and crawled like tigers. It was a really fun and energetic lesson!
Today we enjoyed learning about the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah. Which is a festival that celebrates the year ahead and the Jewish civil New Year. We discussed how the festival is celebrated and thought about how it is a time of family gatherings, special meals and sweet foods. Many Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashana by eating challah bread and apples dipped in honey.
Today we thought about 'belonging' and what it means to belong to a group. We discussed how we belong to our family, Alston School and other groups such as a Mosque, swimming clubs or dance club. The children then enjoyed writing about where they feel they belong. Finally we played a game of happy families and sorted the families by where we felt they belonged.
UNICEF - Articles 29 and 30.
Today we read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and we talked about how the caterpillar ate lots of food, some were healthy and some were not. The children then had to think of ways in which we can be healthy, these included eating healthy foods, exercising, bruising our teeth and visiting the doctor. We then made posters to help remind others of how to keep healthy.
UNICEF - Article 24