Over the past two weeks, Year 3 have been learning about the religion of Judaism. We started the RE block by looking at The Story of Moses. The children learned who Moses was and why he is an important figure to Jewish people. The children discovered that the Ten Commandments were sent to Moses by God on Mount Sinai as an example of how Jewish people should live their lives. Reflecting on this, the students created their own set of Commandments and we discussed why people might follow a set of rules in their daily lives.

We then learned about the Jewish festival of Shavuot. The children learned that Shavuot is the Jewish harvest festival that marks the beginning of the wheat harvest and the end of the barley harvest. We discussed the rituals that Jewish people follow during Shavuot and created flowers to display the rituals. Shavuot coincides with our learning, as the festival takes place on the same date that Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

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