Our 'Big Question' was 'What do you believe in?' We found out that people have all different kinds of beliefs, wear different kinds of clothes and pray in different ways and in different places. But everyone is special!
Elm class have learned all about the Jewish celebration "Simchat Torah". It is when the Jewish people finish reading the Torah and start again from the beginning. We received a letter from Zoe, who is Jewish, that explains that at "Simchat Torah" people sing and dance and some members of the congregation are chosen to come and read from the Torah. We then answered our "Big Question" which was 'why is Simchat Torah so valued by Jewish people?' We ended the afternoon by making flags which are waved during the celebration.
Other Faiths Afternoon
Beech class explored the big question of:
'Why is the Guru Granth Sahib so valued by Sikh people?'
We reflected on people or things that guide us and took part in a diamond ranking activity to help us think about this. We had a lot of interesting justifications for our choices in the ranking.
We watched a video clip, where a Sikh girl explained why the Guru Granth Sahib is so important to Sikh followers. We learned that the holy book is seen as the 11th Guru and is treated as a living thing. We were really interested to find out why it is treated with so much respect.