Whatever the weather, we love reading outdoors at Thomas Buxton Primary! This week, every child in Years 3 and 4 received a book that they had chosen from the National Literacy Trust. To celebrate this, children took part in story telling – lead by Year 5- in the Secret Garden; played campsite games and experienced some of the Victorian games that Children in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book, ‘The Secret Garden’ might have played. Enjoy your new books!
We enjoyed a fascinating Interfaith Week in year 5 this year. We were focused on Humanism and Christianity – we compared and contrasted both faiths and considered their perspectives regarding different topics. We visited Christchurch Spitalfields to have a hands-on experience of Christianity – we learnt about the stories behind stained glass windows, what happens at an altar, and what it means to be baptised.
We spent time discussing moral arguments and situations. We also spent time discussing the need for cohesion and understanding; we asked, “What does ‘community’ mean to us?”
We had so many questions that were still unanswered! We used a fantastic resource called ‘e-mail a believer’ to ask a Christian and a Humanist our questions. We asked them questions about specific festivals that they celebrate, the parts of their religion that they enjoy the most and what their religion means to them.
We look forward to the next Interfaith Week!