Tuesday 8th December
Tuesday 8th December
Good afternoon everyone,
As we draw close to the end of the first term of this academic year. Here is a reminder of upcoming dates:
Thursday 10th December the school photographer will be taken graduation photos for the leavers.
Wednesday 16th December is Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day/wear red day.
Thursday 17th December is the last day of term for all the children.
Friday 18th December staff are meeting and greeting the new children starting in January.
Everyone returns back to nursery on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
Today we continued our work on festivals, the beliefs and values of the world’s religions and cultures are expressed in many ways, including through festivals and celebrations.
Festivals play a highly significant role in the lives of many children worldwide, as part of their developing life in the family, community and wider society, nurturing their sense of identity, values and beliefs.
At Children’s House we value the role that festivals and celebrations play in supporting children’s learning. By exploring different faiths children begin to respect and understand the commonalities of human values that are shared by all cultures and religions. We help all children to understand one another’s cultures and beliefs and celebrate a world that is diverse and vibrant.
Children learn that members of families of all religions (or of none) love one another and that they show this in different ways, for example, by caring and sharing, preparing special food and by exchanging gifts.
In the context of receiving and giving gifts, children can come to understand that families of all religions (or of none) think about making others happy by taking the time to choose appropriate presents.
Another valuable lesson in this context is that of voluntary service and charitable giving, helping children to think about others outside of their family circle who might need practical or financial help. Usually the children go to sing to the elderly however this year we can’t do this but we will still be encouraging children to think of others.
Christmas is a fun time in school however it is set in the context of the festivals that each child celebrates. In this way children learn to understand and respect each other’s similarities and differences.
Have a lovely evening