World Religions Week in Year 1

May 4, 2015

Last week the Primary School learnt about different religions across the world like Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and Hindu.

In Year 1 the focus was on Christianity and Judaism. The children found out there are different beliefs, different ways of praying, and that all religions should be respected. They learnt about the story of Zacchaeus and how to be kind and tolerant. They also learnt how Jewish people celebrate the Shabbat and they compared their weekend activities with it.

In circle time we discussed traditional celebrations from the two cultures and pointed out the difference between them. In art the children discovered the Buddhist mandalas and they had fun making their own ones. What will we be learning about next week?