On Monday, we had a visit from two members of the Leicester Hebrew Community to teach us all about the Jewish faith. We learnt lots about the faith as well as key parts of their religion. This week is Judaism week and we will be learning lots about the Jewish faith and how this links to our own faith. Year 3 are really looking forward to visiting the Synagogue to learn more on Thursday.
Noah (Yr3) wore the prayer hat called a Kippah and the prayer shawl to show how these items might be used. We learnt that the prayer shall has many tassels to remind Jewish people about the many commandments given by God. This week, the children will be learning about different aspects of the Jewish faith:
EYFS: Menorah Candle
Year 1: God’s promise to the Israelites and Moses’ mission
Year 2: Celebrating Shabbat (Jewish day of rest from Friday evening through until Saturday night)
Year 3: The Jewish place of worship: The Synagogue
Year 4: The Torah and the Yad (Jewish holy book and traditions surrounding its use)
Year 5: The Passover meal and its celebration through the Seder plate
Year 6: The festival of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year and its traditions)
Please comment below what facts the children in your class can remember from this assembly and how it makes them grow in respect for other people’s beliefs!