Class 3 have been writing to pupils in a London School where many of the children are Muslim. They wrote some interesting questions such as, “What clothing do you wear? What traditions do you have? What is your prayer space like?” We look forward to receiving letters back so that we can learn more about what it is like to be a Muslim.
Two of our Year Six pupils have taken part in a competition organised by Exeter Maths School. The competition is held for young mathematicians to share their love of the subject in an interesting and creative manner. They have worked hard all week in school and at home to produce a stunning and informative poster to show their mathematical understanding of the Fibonacci sequence. We wish you the best of luck boys!
On Monday, we started our Faith week on Islam by welcoming Naomi to our school. She talked to the children about her beliefs and how she lives her life as a Muslim.
The children in Class One listened to some Islamic stories and explored their teachings, the children in Class Two found out about Muhammed, the Qur’an and the importance of prayer and Class Three discovered what it was like being a Muslim today. All the children showed great interest, learnt lots of new facts about Islam and identified the links between Christianity and Islam.
The children also enjoyed tasting some traditional food that Muslims like to eat.
The Pebblebed Heath Conservation Trust gave Class 3 some very enjoyable activities and lots of information when we visited Woodbury Common and the Iron Age Hill Fort. The day was made up of den building, a walk around the fort, learning about wildlife and heath conservation. The children enjoyed a trailer ride then took turns in using the power hose. They got just a tiny bit wet!
We were very fortunate this week to be visited by Naomi, who is a Muslim. She told us about what it is like to be a Muslim, her traditions and way of life in this country. We were able to try on traditional clothing including a Hijab and a Tupi. We also looked at interesting artefacts and took part in a washing ritual.