International School Awards – Activity 2
Activity 2: World Faiths
We are a Catholic school and follow a Catholic religious education programme. The children mostly study and learn about the Christian faith. However, in Upper Key Stage 2, the children learn about other faiths.
1) In Year 5 and 6, the children learnt about Advent and Christmas. They understand that these festivals are important dates in the Christian calendar. The children learnt about the festivals of light; Hanukkah and Diwali, alongside their learning of Advent and Christmas. The children compared the festivals and discussed the similarities and differences between Catholicism and other religions.
2) In Reception and Nursery, the children learnt about the festival of Diwali.
They took part in a number of activities, for example they dressed up, they made Diwali lamps and created Rangoli patterns. At the end of the week, they celebrated by having a Diwali party.