Year 2 Mosque trip

This week, Year 2 visited the Mosque as a part of their learning about Islam.

First, they were introduced to a woman called Fatima. Fatima kindly took them to the washroom which is where Muslims would wash before praying.

Year 2 were also told that they had to cover their heads and take their shoes off. This was to show respect to the Gods.

Year 2 learnt a lot of things while on their trip, such as, Muslims have to pray 5 times a day, and they have these bracelets called ‘prayer beads.’

They had a lot of fun and enjoyed their trip.

We just want to give a special thanks to Reverend Colin and Natalie as well as a few parents and grandparents that came along and helped.

By Libby G

Year 4’s trip to Mandir

This week, Year 4 have ventured of to visit the Mandir which is located on Leeds road. Last week, on Friday, 4H went to the Mandir and 4P went on Wednesday this week.

The Mandir is a temple for Hindus to come and worship to their Gods. When the children went, they had to take their shoes off. Next thing they did was they went up to meet the different types of Gods. They were told little different facts about each of the Gods. Some of the statues had more than two arms some had 4, 6 or 8 . They had a go at trying to figure out the names of the Gods.

While at the temple, the children completed three different activities so they could learn more about Hinduism. One activity required the children to find the Gods using key facts and descriptions about them. Then, they explored some of the different objects they may find in the Mandir and what they are used for before finally using pictures to learn about Hindu weddings.

At the end, each child got a little piece of chocolate to take away with them and walked away having learnt a lot.

By Daniel.

Year 5 trip to St Cuthbert’s church

On Thursday Year 5,went to the amazing St Cuthbert’s church to learn about Easter. First, they listened to the story of Easter then did some activities which included: crosswords, word searches and planting their very own plant. Finally they went back to school because they had finished their craft activities. Everybody was really tired and wanted to fall into a deep sleep as soon as they got home. They massively enjoyed the fabulous trip to St Cuthbert’s church and hope to go again.

By Mollie

Year 3’s trip to Bradford Cathedral

On the 14th of February – on a Thursday – Year 3 travelled on a journey, which took almost 10 minutes to visit Bradford Cathedral.

When we got there, the entrance was decorated with flowers placed on black chairs with pillows behind the flowers. The first thing we did,  was sit down on pews and an adult called Maggie told us about what we were going to be doing today. The activities were: colouring in our own designed shoe, having a look at all the stones that were the oldest ones and the ones with people’s markings on ( not their names because they didn’t know how to in those days ) ; going around the cathedral making a tally chart of how many symbols they could spot and learning about the important places and items in a cathedral. We found it really interesting because we could see all of the things that we had been learning about in class. Alfie kept pointing out things like the altar and the lecturn!

When we had finished doing all of those activities we went back to school where all their parents were waiting for us.

We had a brilliant; fabulous time and so did all of the teachers who went with us. We loved learning a bit of history about the cathedral and seeing things in real life that we had learnt about in the classroom.

By Daniel and Mollie

Year 3 trip to Bradford Cathedral

Over the last couple of weeks,Year 3 went to the  Bradford Cathedral as part  of RE.They got to see what was inside the Cathedral and learnt about the Christians religion. They looked at the Christians symbols and dressed up as choir  boys and girls. Inside the church they saw the altar, stain glass windows, angels, shields, the famous bishops chair and the magnificent organ.As well as all this, they had the opportunity to draw four different items shields, angels, stain glass windows and one other significant object they liked. After that, they then had the opportunity to observe the Cathedral from the outside and had load of fun. They learnt lots of facts and wrote a recount.

By Pasha and Taylor

Year 1 visit the Gurdwara

On Wednesday Year 1 went to visit the Gurdwara, a Sikh  place of worship. Before they could enter the temple they had to cover their heads with a scarf to show respect. Then they had to remove their shoes and they went to a girls cloakroom and a boys cloakroom. After that Mr Singh showed the children around, they went upstairs where they were introduced to the Guru Granth Sahib.The Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikh holy book. The book even has its own bedroom which it placed in everyday around 8:30 at night! Everyday the book is taken out of its resting place and Sikhs come to worship from it. whilst Year 1 were upstairs they were not allowed to talk because their was other people their worshipping. Next they went to have a go and look at some instruments played in the Gurdwara. They also had the chance to study some artefacts from the temple and talked about them.  They really enjoyed the trip and can’t wait to write about it!

 

By Emily and Alex

Year 1 visit the Gurdwara

On Wednesday Year 1 went to visit the Gurdwara, a Sikh  place of worship. Before they could enter the temple they had to cover their heads with a scarf to show respect. Then they had to remove their shoes and they went to a girls cloakroom and a boys cloakroom. After that Mr Singh showed the children around, they went upstairs where they were introduced to the Guru Granth Sahib.The Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikh holy book. The book even has its own bedroom which it placed in everyday around 8:30 at night! Everyday the book is taken out of its resting place and Sikhs come to worship from it. whilst Year 1 were upstairs they were not allowed to talk because their was other people their worshipping. Next they went to have a go and look at some instruments played in the Gurdwara. They also had the chance to study some artefacts from the temple and talked about them.  They really enjoyed the trip and can’t wait to write about it!

 

By Emily and Alex

St Cuthbert’s Walking Nativity

Tomorrow at 5:00pm the school choir will be going down to St Cuthbert’s to take part in their walking nativity. Many schools will also be attending this great walk. If you want to come you need to be accompanied by an adult but don’t worry parents it will be a lot of fun for all! For all that would like to attend we are meeting at St Cuthbert’s church on Wrose Road.

We will be singing a various traditional Christmas carols. After this, we will be waling between and meeting the main characters of the traditional story, which includes the sheep. We will also be taking part in a similar journey to that of the one in the story and along the way we will be stopping for some nice beverages .

We hope to see you there to join this wonderful activity.

By Brooke and Emily Mae 🙂

Year 4 Visit the Mandir

This morning, Year 4 visited our local Mandir as part of their RE learning about Hinduism. They learnt all about who Hindus believe in and what makes each God special. Did you know that each god has its own animal? This is because Hindus believe that animals are specially made by God and that they are important.

They also learnt about how Hindus pray when they go to the Mandir learning new words such as aum, puja and prashad! We were very impressed by the questions that they asked about this religion and are looking forward to building upon this new learning more in the classroom.

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Year 2 visit St Cuthbert Church

This week Year 2 were extremely lucky to be able  to visit St Cuthbert Church to look at different bibles both new and old. It must have been very interesting as they looked at not just bibles that belonged to the church but old bibles that belonged to soldiers and lots of others! Some were so precious that they had to wear gloves and  some of the bibles were written in different languages, I would love to see one of them.  They looked at new bibles and bibles that were hundreds of years old!

Mr Froud was there, he often comes to our school to do songs about the stories in the bible. At the church they put on some clothes to get into the character of the people that were alive when the bible was written which sounds very fun!  After all that they did a very fun bible quiz that challenged the children on all that they had learnt throughout the session. Even the teachers had fun as they were spoilt with a cup of tea and slice of cake!

It’s sounds like year 2 had a fantastic time and we hope they learnt lots from it.

 

By Emily-Ma