BIRLEY SPA COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL MEDIUM TERM PLANNING
AT 1 – learning about religion
– A. Beliefs, teaching and sourcesB. practices and way of life. .C. forms of expression
AT 2 – learning from religion
D.– identity and belonging. E meaning/purpose and truth. F. values and commitments
Religious Education understanding and
This lesson will give Explain that over next few weeks we’ll be looking
at a special festival celebrated by Jewish people, Can chn talk about
Introduce idea of standing up for your beliefs.
Briefly ask chn what would they stand-up for and part of the story of Haman
think worthwhile fighting for and why? Explain
the story we’ll be learning about is about heroes
and villains, good overcoming evil, courage and
Explain that word Purim means ‘lots’ and refers
it means to stand up to the lottery that Haman used to choose the
date for the massacre of Jews. Story is told in
the book of Esther, which comes from a scroll ‘The Megillah’ and would be read in a synagogue. Begin to tell the story of Esther to where Hanan decides to persecute the Jews and casts lots to decide where the massacre should take place.
(allocate roles to chn to read) Discuss character traits and what actions tell us about each character. Can we see who villains/heroes are yet? Create own Megillah to record story. Show examples of Megillah on weblink (A4 paper folded into 6 each parts, each section to record a part of the story) http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/holidays/purim/galler1.htm section 1 Title section 2: 2 queens Vashti and Esther, write down events surrounding the two. Section 3: Mordecai and Haman – what happens when they meet and the consequences for the Jews.
p.4 Mordecai asks Esther to plead to the King –
Esther is afraid, King could have her killed. She
p.5 Esther makes a meal for the king and pleads
it means to stand up for the lives of the Jews. King realizes he owes for your beliefs
p.6 King realizes Haman is evil and has him
hanged. The Jews fight back and win. This day is celebrated as the feast of Purim.
Recap story. Discuss main characters in the
Discuss their good/bad points with evidence to
Write character descriptions of someone from
* think about how our actions affect how people view us
Discuss the importance of the festival now.
importance to Jews During festival children:Wear fancy dress/go to diary entry about * think about what
parties, act out Purim plays from The Book of
it might feel like to Esther – during plays when Haman’s name is
Special pastries are baked - Hamantaschen During the festival adults:Give to charity in the form of meals/moneyPresents are given to friends.
Chn write a diary entry describing how they celebrated Purim, what they did/ate/saw/smelt etc
What do chn know about trees? Discuss the
importance of trees to importance of trees importance of trees, focus on:
Beauty, necessary for life, importance to many
Explain how trees are used by Jews to mark
Chn draw a large tree in their book and write on
Explain this festival celebrates the Jewish New Can chn explain
*Understand why it Takes place on 15th Shvat (11th Jewish Month,
In Biblical terms it marked the end of the tax
Many Jews try to eat fruit from Israel on this day. Trees are planted Jewish people from other countries send money to finance planting.
Show chn different types of fruit which is eaten to celebrate the festival. Chn write a postcard to a friend inviting them to a Tu B’Shvat celebration, mentioning what is being celebrated, when, where, what will be eaten
*Know about Jewish Discuss the importance of food in our lives.
Discuss that Jews follow and strictly adhere to
certain food laws which in Hebrew are called
Kashrut. Kashrut concerns: The preparation and kosher?
eating of food/Foods which can/can’t be eaten.
These laws are in the Torah and are therefore
Discuss the various foods which are regarded as food laws?
forbidden and the mixing of dairy and meat
products while cooking and the concept of the
Chn sort foods into kosher/non-kosher and then plan a kosher lunch box.
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