I hope that you are all well and keeping safe. What a busy term it has been!
Before the Easter holidays, the children of St. Peter’s took part in a Whole School Diversity Week. After watching an interactive assembly for each of our individual class ‘pods’, the children explored the following four faiths through the use of RE sessions, Art activities, exploring treasure boxes to look at religious artefacts, as well as cross curricular learning:
The children had a fantastic experience and they have produced an exceptional standard of learning in order to present what they had investigated and found out throughout the course of Diversity Week. Please see the following examples below:
Year 1 – Islamic Prayer Mats
Year 2 – Holi Festival Rangoli Patterns
Year 4 – Sikh Gurdwara Dioramas
Year 5 – Sikh Stories of Guru Nanak
Year 6 – Jewish meaning of Shalom
The children had lots of opportunities to demonstrate the behaviours that are illustrated on our St. Peter’s learning circle, throughout the course of Diversity Week. As well as being creative, the children were also able to show curiosity when exploring religious artefacts from our treasure boxes and asking questions about each item of religious worship. Please see the following selection of photos below, from RE curriclum sessions:
Islamic Prayer and Worship
Jewish Prayer and Worship
The children of St. Peter’s were fully engaged throughout the exploratory sessions during Diversity week, and it was clear to see after some pupil conferencing sessions with each year group that our students have learnt and retained a lot of key facts and information about each of the faiths of study, thanks to the interactive sessions that were carefully prepared and delivered by our teaching staff. We were delighted by the children’s high levels of respect and appreciation that they had demonstrated throughout their studies of Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism. We have created a Whole School display in the school hall, to showcase the excellent work that has been produced this term (please see the photos below). Well done everyone and a huge thank you to all of the staff for making Diversity week such a success! Please see the photos below of multicultural classroom displays that have been used to present and illustrate the work created by pupils to celebrate various religious festivals (Diwali and Holi) throughout Diversity Week:
Whole School Display in the Assembly Hall
Classroom Displays for Diversity Week
I hope that you all have enjoyed a peaceful, safe and relaxing Easter break. We very much look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Monday for the start of a new Summer Term.
With very best wishes,