For the final half term Year 3 are learning about Islam. You may have seen the news interviewing followers of the Islamic faith who were taking part in Ramadan which began on Thursday 23rd April and finished Saturday 23rd May. During this time followers of the Islamic faith celebrate Ramadan by fasting, not eating any food or water from dawn until dusk each day.
Muslims will begin with a pre-fast meal called suhur and then begin fajr, the first prayer of the day. At dusk Muslims celebrate with the meal known as iftar, which means 'breaking the fast', often shared with family and friends. During the recent Lockdown Muslims have not been able to share these with family and friends as they would normally, but have used video calls to keep in touch and share the ending of the fast for each day.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is believed the holy scripture the Quran, was given to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad during this time.
When Ramadan is finished, Muslims will celebrate with Eid al Fitr, or the Festival of the 'Breaking of the Fast'. During this celebration, children receive gifts from family and friends. They also recite a special prayer during the morning of Eid Day.
Below is the planning for our last part of the Summer term and resources and activities to go alongside it. Why don't you have a look through and try some of the activities we would have done this term.