Mon, 17 Oct 2016
This term Helen's class have been looking at the different ways in which Harvest is celebrated. As part of their project they looked at the Jewish festival of Sukkot and built a replica Sukkah. A Sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long festival of Sukkot. It is topped with branches and often well decorated with autumnal, harvest or Judaic themes. The Jewish Holy Book, The Torah, describes it as a symbolic wild shelter, commemorating the time God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness they inhabited after they were freed from slavery in Egypt. It is common for Jews to eat, sleep and otherwise spend time in the sukkah. Although not quite big enough to eat or sleep in, our Sukkah was great fun to make and the whole class got to contribute to it. The pupils really enjoyed learning about the Jewish Harvest Festival and this shows in the great effort they put in to their Sukkah. Well done!