During RE this week we have been discussing communities and in or to which communities we belong. The main community that we felt we belonged to the most was our families. Here we feel safe, loved and cared for. Other Communities we decide we belonged to included sports clubs, school, places of worship and local communities where we live.
Following their previous lesson all about Eid, Year 2 Toucans looked at photographs showing how Muslims celebrate Eid. The children discussed the different ways they celebrate in small groups and remembered lots of facts. The children discussed how Muslims share their food and money within the community especially during Eid with family, friends and the less fortunate. Eid is a time to celebrate, share with others and spend time with loved ones.
During RE, Year 2 were learning how Eid helps Muslims to be a community. Many children remembered The 5 Pillars of Islam and how sharing with others is a major part of Islam. We looked at pictures showing the different images of Eid to help with group discussion.
This afternoon, Year 2 have been looking at the Story of the Good Samaritan. They tried to predict what would happen as the people found the injured man on the side of the road. They were very surprised at how they reacted and thought it was wrong and very sad.
After the story, they discussed how they could be Good Samaritans themselves.
Over the last couple of weeks, Year 2 Toucans have been looking at Ramadan and Eid which are festivals celebrated by Muslims. Today, the children talked about what they had learnt about these festivals:
Today, Year 2 have been discussing perfect behaviour. We made a mind map to show their perception of perfect behaviour.
We also discussed that certain behaviours were acceptable in certain situations, e.g. playground voices and actions were not acceptable in the classroom.
We looked at the story of Zaccheus and how when he met Jesus he changed his bad ways and became a good person by changing his behaviour. The children thought about what Jesus might not like about them if he were their friend;
Callum C ‘Have a nicer attitude to others.’ Amelia ‘Listen to my parents at bedtime.’ Kaiden ‘Be kinder to my brother even when he annoys me.’ Essay ‘Listen to my mum when she tells me to do my spellings.’ Cerrys ‘Stop teasing my brother.’
Year 2 Toucans have been discussing the importance of being quiet in a place of worship today.
First we discussed when it was important to be quiet: David -‘ When the baby is sleeping.’ Esmay – ‘When we are at the cinema.’ Amelia – ‘When the teacher is talking.’
We also talked about how we think differently in different places: Callum F – ‘When I am at school I think about lunch but at home I think about playing at my nans.’ Amelia – ‘I think about lessons and SATs but at home I think about my family.’
Later in the lesson, the children looked at Christian Churches and how there are many similarities and differences between different buildings. Some were very large and grand others small and humble but all the children agreed that these buildings were quiet, peaceful places because Christians need quiet to pray, reflect and think.
Today we had a special visitor from Kings Norton church. Pauline came to talk to us about Easter and tell us the Easter story. We learnt lots of new things that we didn’t already know about the story. She was very interesting to listen to and very good at telling stories!
Our teachers were very proud of how well we sat and listened. We also asked lots of sensible questions.