In RE, Year Two have been learning all about Ramadan and Eid. They learned that during Ramadan, Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset – this means they’re not allowed to eat or drink anything all day! The children found out that Muslims do this to remind them of people that are less fortunate than themselves. Year Two created a Ramadan calendar full of good deeds Muslims do during Ramadan. They learned that this didn’t always mean giving money but could simply be helping to wash the dishes or giving someone a hug.
When Ramadan has ended, Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr. This means celebrating the breaking of the fast and is an opportunity for Muslims to spend time with friends and family, give gifts and have a feast. To celebrate Eid, Muslims go to the Mosque to give thanks to Allah for giving them strength to fast. Year Two looked at a prayer mat and took inspiration to design their own. They used repeating patterns and bright colours to create their final product. Have a look at their amazing work below!