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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

"Our vision is to enable our whole school community to live life in all its fullness." based on John 10:10

'What does it mean to be a Jew?'

This Week, Year 6 have been learning about 'What it means to be a Jew' in our RE unit on Judaism. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Jewish Festival- the Passover. They re-enacted the Passover meal, and tasted different elements of the Seder plate, some more readily than others! They were lucky enough to have a visitor from a Rabbi, who turned the classroom into a Synagogue. The children were relieved that they only had to uphold 10 commandments, compared to the 613 that Jews are obliged to. Interestingly, the children learnt that Judaism had close connections with other world religions, including Islam and Christianity. Some even discovered their names were Hebrew.