Celebrations - FREE

Block F - New Beginnings

Learn about special celebrations in the community and in the wider world. Through a series of exciting activities, discover the different ways we celebrate – and the many different things those celebrations can be about!

This is a Block for involving adults known to the school – who could be invited in to share their expertise? Are there parents or governors who could explain how to put on a turban, wear a sari, baptise a baby or tell the faith story?  We think about and explore symbols of new life such as chicks, rabbits and lambs. We learn about festivals that celebrate new life and Spring.

The Topic Overview outlines the outcomes and objectives of the whole topic, with more specific detail, including resources lists, provided in the Block Overview.

This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives. 

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01: Celebrating babies!

Puddles the cat teaches children about the Christian sacrament ‘Christening’ - to name and welcome new babies into Christian community.

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02: Celebrate Spring!

Reflect on the new beginnings, life and activity Spring brings using dance and Art.

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03: Celebrate Holi!

This festival inspires colourful and lively celebration as Hindu people remember the games played by Lord Krishna when he was young; children experiment with splatter painting!

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04: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah!

Enjoy apples and honey with Sammy Spider for a sweet New Year to celebrate this Jewish festival.

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05: Celebrate Baisakhi!

What are the 5 Ks? Make masks and crowns to celebrate this Sikh festival.

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06: Celebrate Easter!

Puddles the cat tells the story of Easter, the most important Christian Festival of the year. Children design, make and decorate a special hat for the Easter Parade.

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07: Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr!

Celebrate the end of Ramadan with the Muslim festival ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’ Recall at least 5 facts about this important event in the Muslim calendar.