Visit to Manchester Jewish Museum
Today, Year 3 visited Manchester Jewish Museum. We have been learning all about Judaism in Religion lessons so we wanted to see a synagogue in " real life". We went on a treasure hunt around the museum finding significant objects and answering questions about them. We then went into the synagogue and talked about its significant features. We finished our visit by handling some of the artefacts from the museum.
Lara, our guide, was very impressed with our knowledge and our behaviour and we learned so much more about Judaism from our visit.
Imran kotwal, from Muslim Learner services in Bolton came to visit our school for the day. He did a whole school assembly where he taught us all about the Five Pillars of Islam. He had lots of interesting artefacts to show us.
After that Imran did workshops in each of the KS2 classes. The children learned about how Muslims dress and pray. He talked about pilgrimage and fasting. The children really enjoyed Imran's visit and asked him some very interesting questions.
Imran was very impressed with the children's behaviour and commented on how respectful the children were on his visit.
He would love to come back soon.
Please see Imran's letter below.
Dear Mrs Clinch
Year 5 and Year 6 have been learning about the Jewish Passover celebration in Religion and the story of Exodus.
Today we were very lucky to have two visitors who were able to share the symbols of their religion with us and teach us more about some of the customs of their faith.