- How do you feel if someone lies to you?
- How does it make you feel if you tell lies to someone?
- Do you feel bad about lies that no one knows you have told?
- In the film, Joshua and Leslie receive too much change. What should they do?
This afternoon, Bluebirds heard the Old Testament story of two brothers called Esau & Jacob. They discussed all the elements that were unfair in this Bible story.
Tatenda – You should not trick your own family.
Shriya – You should always be fair.
Declan – It’s not fair that the oldest child got everything.
Yusuf – You should never trick people.
Elias – Isaac (the dad) only loved Esau – that’s not very fair!
Angel – The mum having a favourite child is wrong!
Corban – They were wrong to deceive the blind dad.
Ryan – There shouldn’t be a favourite child.
Olivia – You should just be yourself and not try to be someone else.
Musa – They should be happy they had parents because that is good.
Bluebirds heard a verse from the Old Testament book of the Bible called Genesis. They found out that God expects us to rule over animals by being responsible and caring for them. We talked about pets we had and also remembered those we used to have, that have since died. We talked about how we care for our pets. Mrs Parry explained how she cares for her dog, called Zac.
Year 3 had a wonderful discussion in RE today. They looked at Unity in religion. They discussed where they find unity (togetherness) and came up with some fantastic responses. They noted school, home, friends, church and Mosque. All these places are so important, for so manty reasons. Some of the reasons people choose to be together are:
• when they are lonely
• when they want to learn
• when they celebrate marriages, christenings and festivals like Christmas, Easter, Eid
• when they are sad
• when they attend funerals or celebrate someone’s life
Today, the children also learnt that people come together and unite when they go on pilgrimages. Pilgrimages are when people visit holy sites that are important to them in their faith.
They tend to go in groups as they are usually a trip abroad and will last at least a few days. This makes the visit much more memorable.
The class then watched a video of an 11-year-old, girl who was preparing for a pilgrimage to Mecca with her family. The children really enjoyed watching how many thousands of people, from all over the world, unite to perform the Hajj. They all wear white, resulting in everyone looking identical. Everyone becomes equal, no differences, no divisions because of money, status (job), clothes, race or background- everyone looks and is treated the same. Everyone has the same aim- to complete the difficult pilgrimage, so they all work as one. They unite.
A lot of very good questions were asked and it showed the level of active listening and critical thinking that the children have.
Well done Year 3.
Today, Bluebirds learnt about Passover which is an important Jewish festival. This takes place in Spring, lasting 7-8 days and celebrates when Jewish people were freed from slavery in Egypt over 3000 years ago. They eat unleavened bread to remember when the Jewish people escaped from Egypt, not having time to make normal bread that rises in the oven. The Seder Meal with family and friends, has a special plate that has sections for symbolic food. Here are our plates which explain what food there is and what it represents.
Bluebirds discussed whether we actually needed photos to remember special people, places and events. We also talked about how much more we can remember about a person or a place than what we can see in a photograph. Mrs Parry shared photos with the class of important people in her life and also a photo of a special occasion. She recalled memories from the photos.
Dylan – I remember seeing my baby brother and had a photo taken, holding him for the first time.
Ava – I remember a trip to Thomas Land with my brother and sister.
Ibrahim – I have a photo from when we visited The London Eye.
Amaya – When I visit my family in New Zealand, we always have a big group photo together, at the end of the holiday.
Havana – I have a nice photo of my Mum holding me, whilst going down a slide, when I was little.
Paige – I have a photo album with memories of my holiday to Disneyland.
The children each drew or wrote about an important person, place or event in their lives.
Last week, Bluebirds discussed God/Allah being “all knowing” and knowing things people have done without them even admitting it. We talked about when we have been tempted not to tell the whole truth when we have been in trouble. There were lots of examples which we shared together. Here are some of the anonymous contributions, including the adults…!
►I let my sibling get the blame when it was me for a broken iPad.
►I broke a plant but eventually admitted it.
►I cut some clothing and the dog was blamed
►I took extra slices of cake.
►I pulled a curtain down and didn’t own up.
►I drew on the wall.
►I took some money once.
►I hid a butterfly in my doll’s house to keep as a pet. My Mum guessed.
►I drank a small amount of fizzy drink from each bottle and then topped them up with water.
Bluebirds heard the story of The Black Stone today, to understand that Muslims believe in being fair and just. Afterwards, Mrs Parry asked the class to think how to share 4 cakes between six people. Leah quickly solved the mystery that each person would get 2/3 of cake each!