Staff and children explored the links between Christianity and other faiths last week as part of World Religion Day. The day saw the children learn about how other cultures approach worship and how there are many similarities to Christianity. Our Reception children found out about Christian and Jewish symbols and all made a Star of David.
In KS1, children found out all about Hinduism. They created some beautiful Rangoli patterns, role-played the Hindu Creation Story and made some samosas. “They’re just like pasties!” quipped one young ‘chef’.
Phoenix, Pelicans and Peacocks enjoyed looking at Sikhism through learning about Guru Nanak, understanding the 5 K's and dancing to some Bhangra music composed by Mr Gynn. In years 5 and 6, the children focussed on Islam, researching and presenting many similarities and finding out about the way Muslims reinforce their values through Hajj and how we, as Christians can reinforce our Christian values in school. A quote from one child: “We are learning to respect each others faiths.” succinctly summed up the day.