This week, Reception have been learning about the Jewish festival of lights- Hanukkah. The word Hanukkah means rededication and commemorates the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom.
After watching the videos above, Reception had an opportunity to explore some Jewish religious artefacts. The children also participated in lots of Hanukkah inspired activities including: creating their own menorah paintings, making Star of David decorations and constructing their own Torah scrolls!
As a whole class, Reception discussed how they feel when they are alone in the dark and also brainstormed all the different things that give off light!
This week, Reception have also been very busy rehearsing for their upcoming Nativity performance. Please check your child’s book bag for an important letter that went home yesterday about costumes.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,
The Reception Team