Well done to all our small performers… the angels, the kings, the hospital staff,the welcomers, the robots, the aliens, the toys, the shepherds, the princesses, superheroes, the horse, Joseph and Mary!
You all did a brilliant job of re- creating the story of Mary, Joseph and her baby but set in our community with perhaps a little bit of Christmas ‘artistic license’ thrown in! We hope all the mums, dads and families enjoyed the creativity of their children as much as we did!
This week all of the year 3/4s visited the largest Hindu temple outside of India! It is in Neasden in north west London. It was extremely enlightening for staff, parents and children alike. We learnt about how the temple was built – each block being carefully carved in India by skilled workers and sent over to England. We also learnt about why the temple is important to Hindus and we even got to watch a ceremony take place. Trips like these are immeasurably important for the children, not only in terms of their exposure to different cultures but also in terms of building respect for faiths of others and different communities.
Key Stage 1 have been looking at special places in their build up to looking at which places and buildings are special to different religions. They discussed why the school was special to them, why London was special (can you guess what buildings they are modelling?) and what places were special to them. They captured all of this in a learnt on the spot song!