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.

Y2 trip to the Medina Mosque

Our RE topic has been ‘What is it like to be a Muslim in Sheffield?’ so to finish off the topic, we visited the Medina Mosque in Sheffield.

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Although we had seen lots of pictures and photographs in the classroom, we were excited to see what it actually looked like for ourselves.

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After we had taken our shoes off and placed them on the show rack, we were taken into a special room called The Wudu washing room. Muslims make sure that they are completely clean before they enter the prayer room as a sign of respect to Allah. We were shown how a Muslim follows the riutal of Wudu.

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Next we were taken inside the prayer room of the Mosque and shown the different features of it. Muslims pray at different times of the day so we saw lots of clocks with different times to show when the next prayer time was.

We had a brilliant time at the Medina Mosque and we would like to say a very special thank you for showing us around. Thank you to our parent helpers to supporting us on the visit.

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