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Dunkirk Primary School

Dunkirk Primary School

Learning about religious and non-religious festivals in Year 1

The autumn term is rich with religious festivals such as Diwali. In Year 1 we have encouraged the children to think back to a time of personal celebration. They suggested birthdays, weddings and the festival of Eid.

We have engaged in class discussions about big issues, like remembering people who died in World War 1 and 2, poverty and what Christians do to address this at the time of Harvest. Our class contribution to Harvest was to donate items to our school food bank.

In keeping with our school promise to ensure that diversity is taught, we have focussed on the Jewish festivals of Rosh Hashanah and Hanukah, as well as talking about non- religious festivals, like music festivals and what we might wear on our heads if we attended one.

To keep the learning fun and creative, the children have taken part in singing, creative crafts and simple drama, and we showcase photographs of this in our class floor book!