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Navrati- Hinduism

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Topic: Navrati- Hinduism

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the celebration of Navrati of people who believe in Hinduism.
  • Identify the traditions engaged in during Navrati.
  • Design their own Navrati celebration outfit.

 

Introduction

Elicit prior knowledge from the children about Hinduism e.g. Where do Hindus go to worship? What celebrations take place in the Hindu tradition?

Show the children some pictures on the interactive whiteboard of places/ things associated with Hinduism- Gods/Goddesses, Diwali celebration, Hindu temple etc.

Complete a KWL chart with the class on the whiteboard based on what the children already know about Hinduism and what they would like to find out about Navrati.

Development

Present a PowerPoint on the interactive whiteboard about Navrati and its associated customs.

Children engage in a think-pair-share with a partner about what they have learned from the PowerPoint and whether it is similar to any tradition that they may follow or that they know about i.e. linking the custom of fasting to Lent in the Christian tradition.

Children relay what they have found out from the PowerPoint to the teacher and the class complete the KWL chart together.

Children are invited to design their own Navrati celebration outfit on white paper, being reminded that Navrati celebration outfits using consist of a variety of bright colours.

Plenary

Children present their Navrati celebration outfits to the class by means of the ‘artist’s chair’ activity.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-re-246-navratri-powerpoint?sign_in=1

Interactive whiteboard

PowerPoint

Images

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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.