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Hannukah-Channukah

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Topic: Hannukah-Channukah

Learning Outcomes

Celebrations

  • listen to and experience the sound and music used by major religions to celebrate their faith
  • look at and respond to the differing art forms associated with festivals-Hannukah

 

Introduction

Development

  • Get children to recap on above in pairs. Have students work together or individually to create a timeline of the story and celebrations of Hanukkah. Students should start their timeline when the second temple was being built and continue it through to today. They should include the story of the oil, the dates of when it became a national holiday in Israel and in America, and when the different aspects of the celebration were introduced.

Plenary

Sing the song, Dredeil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETPlDKT4hdM

Extension: Make a dreidel-use template on card. Use chocolate coins for gelt.

https://legacyproject.org/holidaykit/part2/dreidel.pdf

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Youtube video-

Read write think.org Timeline maker-A really good online tool where children can make their own timeline and save, print and edit. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/timeline-30007.html

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Belief Systems- The celebration of Easter

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Topic: Belief Systems- The celebration of Easter

Learning Outcomes

  • To outline what happens in a church
  • To list what jobs are done in school/church
  • To sequence the events of the the Easter story
  • To identify different emotions in the Easter story.

 

Introduction

Discuss the meaning of special occasions- birthdays, festivals, etc. Display posters of different occasions- birthdays, communions, Eid, etc. Ask children to name the occasions.

Invite children to share memories of a special occasion they were part of.  Ask children how they would prepare for these occasions and discuss what would happen if this preparation did not occur. Discuss all prior knowledge of Christianty and the associated celebrations. Teacher explains that Easter is a very important celebration for Christians.

Development

Children volunteer to read the Story of Easter from the link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/easterstory.aspx

Discuss main events of story and identify different feelings that different people may have experienced in the story. Children can list these on whiteboards using a different colour for each feeling (e.g. Jesus was betrayed in red text to show the feeling of sadness) Ask children to give reasons for their decisions. Hot seat main characters to portray how they were feeling at different times during the story e.g. Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

Using i-pads, children record the main events of The story of Easter in the correct order.

 

Plenary

Students will recall and identify their favourite part of The Easter Story. Peer assess recordings of the story and give feedback.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/easterstory.aspx

Use of i-pads to record stories.