Torah Scroll

Hello everyone!

We hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.

Today, we’re going to be a looking at some of the activities you can do at home to learn more about Judaism!

Below is an interesting video which gives us a tour of the Jewish sacred building – the Synagogue. It shows us all the important parts of the Synagogue and explains what these represent.

 

Let’s make a Torah scroll with Julie!

The Torah contains the Five Books of Moses. It is written in Hebrew and is kept in the Ark in each synagogue.

What you will need:

  • Roll of paper (wallpaper will work nicely),
  • 2 sticks,
  • Cardboard,
  • Circular object to trace around,
  • Scissors,
  • Glue,
  • Pens,
  • 2 clothes pegs.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to practice our Hebrew writing:

You can copy/trace the Hebrew alphabet or use Google Translate to write your own sentence, translate it into Hebrew and copy it onto your Torah scroll!

Remember: Hebrew writing is written from right to left.

 

Did you enjoy making your Torah scroll with Julie?

We would love to see some pictures of the Torah scrolls you’ve made and your Hebrew writing! Please send these to your class email address.

 

Take care,

Hannah, Julie and Emma

(RE Team)

Stained Glass Window

Hello everyone!

Today, we’re going to be looking at making our own stained glass windows! Stained glass windows are often found in churches, which is where Christians go to worship. Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful stained glass window designs:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stained glass windows in churches tend to make up pictures of scenes from religious stories in the Bible, which are very important to Christians. These scenes are seen as an important tool in teaching Christian beliefs.

Can you think of something that is important to you that you could put on a stained glass window?

Now let’s make our stained glass windows with Emma!

You will need:

  • 1 plastic wallet,
  • Paint brushes,
  • Water,
  • A range of colours of paint (whatever you prefer!)

 

Now, wait for your design to dry and stick it up in your window! It will look beautiful as the sunshine starts to shine through and show all the different colours.

 

Pupil Voice: “Making stained glass windows with Emma, I think it’s…”

 

We would love to see a picture of your stained glass window! Please send these to your class email address.

Take care everyone,

Hannah, Emma and Julie

(RE Team)

It’s a very special time! – Ramadan

Hello everyone,

Right now is a very special time for Muslims all around the world; it is called Ramadan!

Ramadan is a holy month of prayer and reflection, during which Muslims fast between dawn and sunset. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is very important to Muslims because it allows them to be closer to Allah.

Ramadan is the month in which the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad.

 

Ramadan song:

 

Now we’re going to give an example of a simple craft activity linked to Ramadan that you can do at home!

What you will need:

  • 2 x toilet roll tubes,
  • Paint (any colour),
  • Paper,
  • Glue (optional),
  • Anything you want to decorate with! Be creative!

 

First, let’s shape out toilet roll tube:

Let’s print with Hannah:

Thank you for watching, we hope you enjoyed making the star and cresent. We’d love to see them!

 

Ramadan Mubarak!

 

 

 

 

Hannah, Julie and Emma

(RE team)