The children have learnt a lot about The Torah. It is a special holy book for the Jews and Torah means teaching. It is full of laws ( commandments ) that help the Jewish people to live a good life. Children learnt that the Torah is kept in an Ark in a Synagogue. Jewish people bow to it as they pass to show respect. The Torah is written in Hebrew which has to be read backwards! Because it is so special you must not touch it with your hands but instead use a ‘Yad’ to point at it. It is wrapped in a special cloth.
We decided to make our very own class Torah; we wrote our own laws about rules that could help us and and our planet today. We decided to encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle in lots of different ways. The children love accessing this, alongside our class special book and the Bible in the Special Area.