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Discussion in 'Primary' started by MsK, Jul 12, 2011.
There are some nice pictures here that you might find useful:
and info here if you need it:
Have you thought about the knowledge the children need to have in order to create an authentic looking challah cover?
I would think they need to do an annotated (more technical) drawing of a cover, rather than just a pretty design. E.g. dimensions given and arrows pointing to words and symbols explaining what they are.
Do you have some suitable hebrew phrases (with translation) that they could choose from?
Would it be useful to have a page of traditional designs and images for them to choose from and copy?
Having said this, are you sure you can't still do the baking activity? Do you have to shorten your lesson? It would have been a much nicer lesson for the children and for OFSTED to observe. I'm sure they do understand timetable changes for special reasons such as an extended practical activity.
I think that making challah, although a nice activity, does not add much in RE terms. Very very few Jewish people that I know make their own challah. The making a challah cover is a good idea. However, you need to flag up the rules. Usually the background is white (pureness/freshness of Shabbat), there is a depiction of Shabbat candles (two - ask why....) and sometimes a Shabbat blessing in Hebrew or the words Shabbat Shalom. There may be a crown (God as King) and a Star of David symbol.
Thanks so much for your replies. I will stick to making a challah cover and have a couple of actual examples to show plus some pics and will discuss what is on them etc.
Thanks for links too. Really helpful.
Good luck with it! Hope all goes well.
I think roleplay/drama would be really nice - we normally watch a ppt then act it out. I order bread from the kindly baker who plaits it. We have juice and bread after the roleplay and sing and dance.