Week Commencing 11.05.20
Hello again Oak Class!
It’s been really great to see and hear about your learning. We have really enjoyed seeing pictures of the things you have been doing.
Don’t forget to check out our class page to see what each other have been doing.
Our home learning will continue in the usual format and please pick and choose things that suit you.
As always, you can contact us via the class email.
Hope you have a good week.
Mrs Gaffney and Mrs Crossman.
Topic - Make a weather chart
Use the ‘weather chart’ template to record the weather for this week. You could also create a more detailed report for 1 day. You can record the weekly weather using symbols, pictures or words. If you have a thermometer then why not record the temperature too.
D.T – Make a kite
Hopefully you had chance to investigate and then design your kite last week. This week, using your design, make your kite and test it out. We would love to see any photos when you have finished.
RE - Symbols of Jewish belonging
Put a cup, some Ribena in a jug, a candle and some bread out on the table, place them all on a nice cloth. If you can get Kiddush wine and challah bread, even better. Take a moment to look at the objects. These are all signs of Jewish belonging. Shabbat is a special meal eaten together on a Friday night in Jewish homes all over the world.
Watch the following clip about Shabbat - www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z3hyr82.
Read the story about Leah and Shabbat.
Six-year-old Leah tells us why she loves Shabbat: My special day – Shabbat
‘One of the best things about Shabbat is sharing it with family and friends. Our grandparents often join us – and sometimes cousins as well.’ Just before it gets dark on a Friday night mum lights the Shabbat candles. She waves her hands over the candles, covers her face with her hands and makes a prayer. It starts with ”Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu” which means “Blessed are you, our God, King of the Universe”. The prayer asks God to help us honour the Sabbath with light, joy and peace, and for the light of the candles to help us to follow God’s ways.
When my dad blesses me I like to think about what the words mean. He uses words from our special Jewish book called the Torah. For girls he says: “May God make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, our mothers.” I’ve heard stories about them, they were very good people. It’s like saying “make me a very good person”. Then dad makes Kiddush. It’s a blessing over the wine and the challah bread. He pours red wine into silver goblets for all the grown-ups – we children have grape juice instead.
After all the blessings we sit down at the table. It’s a time to talk and have a special family meal. We have cakes, special bread and lots of nice things to eat. We have lots of talking, eating and singing. One of my favourite songs is Shalom Aleichem which means “peace be with you”. Everything we do before and after the meal, including the singing, is our way of thanking God for giving us a day of rest.
Shabbat is a special day because it is different from all the other days of the week. If you were working all the time, non-stop, you would never have time to stop and think... like “I’ve done something really nice”. The singing makes it special – and another special thing about Shabbat is sharing all the stories.’
Return to the items on the table. Talk about each one and think about the artefacts being signs of belonging, such as; Kiddush cup/wine- drunk in blessing, grandfather blesses his grandchildren, Bread- broken and shared together, eaten together, Candle- lit together at the beginning of the meal, blessing said together.
Share the bread and a sip the ribena. Light the candle. Talk about how it feels to do this together. Think about words such as, friendly’, ‘together’, ‘’warm’, ‘special’. If you have time try writing a list of these words down.