Hanukkah Celebrations

Today we learned about Hanukkah. We first talked about the Jewish faith and we had a virtual tour of a synagogue.

http://www.surreyplacesofworship.org.uk/virtualvisits/synagogue/

In the synagogue we found the 10 commandments, the eternal light, the star of David, the bimah and the ark. We learned that men wear a kippah in the synagogue out of respect for their God. The holy book is called the Torah and it is a scroll.

On Hanukkah people remember the oil that lasted for 8 days. We heard the story and we also watched a funny clip from Sesame Street about it. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VfChLAADS8

People celebrate Hanukkah for eight days. Every night they light an extra candle on the Hanukkiah, a special menorah. They play games like dreidel, eat doughnuts and potato latkes, share presents and sing songs. They also go to the synagogue.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rD3La8lV2w

This is how you play dreidel, you can also hear the song we learned. Today we wrote about different Jewish artifacts. We played dreidels and made a fortune teller. We also made a star of David and dreidels.

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Some children had made mindmaps at home about Hanukkah. Bevan even went to the library to do some research at the weekend. Well done!

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