Children in Need: The Big Move
For Children in Need we all came to school in our sports clothes ready for 'The Big Move'. Joe Wicks led the HIIT workout online and we joined in, warming up first before following his 40 seconds of interval training for 10 minutes (with 20 second breaks in between!). It was really good fun and we definitely needed our water afterwards! Take a look at our photos below (even though it was hard to capture all of movement as we were going so quickly!).
As part of our Other Faiths RE topic on Judaism, we have been finding out about the weekly celebration of Shabbat.
Shabbat is celebrated from a Friday evening until Saturday evening, remembering the Sabbath Holy Day; the day God rested after creating the World.
Jews start Shabbat with a special Shabbat meal, welcoming Shabbat into the home. The meal starts with the mother lighting the Shabbat candles and saying a blessing. Next the father blesses the children, the Kiddush wine (or grape juice) and Challah bread. 'Shabbat Shalom' is said by all, wishing everyone a peaceful Shabbat. Everyone washes their hands to wash away the week, before tasting the Challah bread and enjoying a meal together, spending time talking, singing and praying.
Shabbat continues on Saturday, with Jews visiting Synagogue to listen to the Torah (Jewish Holy Book) being read and to pray to God. Shabbat is a time of rest, prayer and time with family. Shabbat ends on the Saturday evening with Havdalah, when the Havdalah candle (a 6 wicked plaited candle) is lit, marking the separation between Shabbat and the rest of the week.
A selection of photos below show our Shabbat meal, with Sofia being mother and James father. The children enjoyed trying the sweet bread and grape juice, talking to each and even singing songs.