Today Year 5 went on a trip to the Synangogue to learn more about Judaism. We learn a lot about how Jewish people worship. It was very special as we got to see lots of religious artefacts first hand and even got up close to a very special Torah that was 90 years old! Each one is carefully written by hand with special ink in a private studio - we were very lucky to see one. We learnt a song in Hebrew and had a lot of questions answered about Judaism. We are very thankful to Stanley and Sheila for showing us around the synagogue and being so welcoming!
Here are a couple of pictures from our time at the synagogue.
On Friday year One had an RE day where we found out about the importance of giving and receiving gifts at Christmas and why gifts are so significant at this time of year. In the afternoon we took part in a Nativity workshop where we worked collaboratively in teams to create a nativity scene . We had a wonderfully creative and enjoyable afternoon!
Four Year 5 children had the opportunity to visit Denbigh School and spend the afternoon discussing and debating issues relating to religious education. The event was attended by different schools and children from a range of age groups, from Year 5 all the way up to sixth form students. The children sat at a long table and were given different statements and pictures, most relating to moral concepts, before having time to think about them and form their opinions. Following this, the children had a chance to stand up and voice their views in front of all the other children and teachers. Well done Younus who was brave enough to do this with a fantastic confident voice! He said "my heart was beating so fast whilst I was waiting to speak." The afternoon was enjoyed by both the adults and children and we hope to be able to attend more Youth Sacre events in the near future.
This week 81 children from different year groups enjoyed an afternoon at Milton Keynes Theatre watching Awful Auntie. We were fascinated by the theatre itself – learning that people sit on different levels – even directly above us! Puppets were used in parts of the play and so many props revolved. For those of you who have not read the book we have posted an overview below. Our children were extremely well behaved and Miss Lovelock was proud of them. Thank you to our volunteers who joined the trip. What will we go and see next...?
Awful Auntie Overview
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!
As part of our Geography learning,year one are looking at different human and physical features of their local area. Last week we investigated our play ground and this week we went on a walk around Great Linford Village,looking at the different features such as the old chapel, the red post box and houses with thatched roofs. We also looked at the ancient trees and ponds near the Manor House. We had a wonderful time and thank you to our two super mums who came with us!