Global Citizenship and Environment Fortnight 2019

You might remember that Y2 had been learning about Send My Friend to School and we made up a song. Click here to see our previous post.

We moved around classrooms in KS1 to learn about different elements of Global Citizenship and the Environment.

With Miss Varley and Miss Cullen, we learnt about how to improve the local environment and about recycling. We made seed bombs from recycled paper and once they have dried out, we are going to plant them in the secret garden.

With Miss Mason, we learnt about Human Rights and how a want is not equivalent to a need.

With Miss Breeze, we learnt about similarities and differences to those living in different parts of the world.

With Miss Hart, we learnt about water sanitation, where water comes from and understand why clean water is so important to help us be healthy.

Ramadan and Eid 2019

Over the past few weeks in Y2, we have been learning about the festival of Eid and the period that comes before Eid which is called Ramadan.

Ramadan and Eid are very important to Muslims. Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is a time where Muslims fast, pray, reflect and spend time together as a community. This year, Ramadan took place between Sunday 5th May and Tuesday 4th June. To help us count down the days to Eid at school, Miss Varley found a countdown calendar which also helped us to learn some Arabic words.

Here are some of the Arabic words that we learnt from the calendar:

  • Hope = Amal
  • Prayer = Sala
  • Peace = Salam
  • Mosque = Masjid
  • Love = Hubun
  • Friend = Sadiq

In class, we wrote some non-chronological reports about Ramadan too. Take a look at some of our writing below.

To help us celebrate Eid in style, we held an Eid parent craft morning to help decorate our classrooms. Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed getting stuck in with all of the crafts.

In the afternoon, we came together to FS and Y1 to have an Eid Party. There were lots of treats for us to try, decorations and music for us to dance to. Everyone really did have a marvellous time.

Wishing all of of Muslim friends and family a happy and prosperous Eid Mubarak!

Watch out for the Y2 trip letter to the Medina mosque on Wednesday 10th July. If any parent or career that would like to come and help out, you would be more than welcome to come and join us.