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Year 3 Round Up Spring 2 Week 3

Next week sees the start of a very special month for our Muslim families when they will be fasting during Ramadan. The children in Year 3 are learning about Islam. So far, they have discovered the 5 pillars and linked them to some of the rituals and ceremonies around the birth of a child. It was fascinating to hear the children draw similarities to occasions in their own faiths and cultures. They have also been lucky enough to see photos from a real-life Muslim wedding, which generally takes place over a number of days. As part of this, the women gather together with the bride's family for a mehndi ceremony and children designed their own intricate creations. One of the most wonderful parts of this learning, is being able to turn to our own experts in class and hear things from their point of view. They've spoken proudly of their culture and faith, and we can't wait to hear more.

Alongside RE and PSHE, each class has been reading a book called "Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet" by Zanib Mian. This graphic chapter book (think "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Tom Gates"!) follows a young boy as he finds his feet in a new home and new school.