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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy


Boston's Catholic School

Religious Education - Advent 1 Term

October 2021

Other Faiths-Judaism

Over the next two weeks we will be exploring and finding out about Judaism. Our focus will be Jewish - Special Days.

Throughout this topic we will be learning about Hanukkah (or Chanukah as it is sometimes spelt), often called the Festival of lights, is an eight day festival celebrated in December. It is the only festival not mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures. It is based on a legend from the 2nd second century BC of the victory of Judas Maccabeus over Antiochus, a Syrian king who had destroyed the temple. Hanukkah celebrates how the menorah, the seven-branched candlestick, stayed alight for eight days in spite of there only being enough oil for one day. 

 

In EYFS we will be talking about days and holidays that are special to us alongside learning about Hanukkah. 

You can download our Knowledge Organiser below to share at home together to support your learning at home. 

September 2021

Domestic Church - Myself

We will begin our journey with RE by focusing on our Domestic Church topic of families. Our topic is called - Myself 

We will explore and come to an understanding of who we are and to appreciate our values and uniqueness, the wonder and mystery of life. God creates each one of us in love, in his own image and likeness. 

  1. What does the word ‘family’ mean to you?
  2. What people do you associate with ‘family’?
  3. What joys and sorrows do you remember of family life?

You can download our Knowledge Organiser below to share at home together to support your learning at home.