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Remembrance Day

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Remembrance DayRemembrance Day, the eleventh of November, is fast approaching and there are some very good videos available which can be used in schools to teach the children why Remembrance Day is commemorated and what wearing a poppy really means.

 

The Poppy Story (Early Years)  a video for children. This video explains what Remembrance day is and explains about poppies. I would be happy to use this video with all aged primary children, it explains ...

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Some New Harvest Festival Resources

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harvest_260_tcm4-726002Harvest Festival Resources

Harvest Support Material from Barnabas in Schools – There is a whole selection of resource material at this site which would be suitable for classroom extension work on Harvest Festival including activities, stories, music and pictures along with suggested approaches for using it with learners at Foundation, KS1 and KS2.

Netmums Harvest Festival – There are some ...

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Birthday Festival of Guru Nanak

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 Guru Nanak’s BirthdayThe Birthday Festival of Guru Nanak is a late autumn celebration which is very important to Sikhs.

Guru Nanak (1469-1539) was born into a Hindu family but did not take part in the ceremony to initiate him into the Hindu religion. The initiation ceremony is performed by the Brahman priest, this involves a sacred thread being placed over the person being initiated. Guru Nanak said he was neither Hindu or ...

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Making a Corn Dolly

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Making a corn dolly is a traditional part of the Christian Harvest Festival although its origins may stretch further back in time.

“Corn dollies or corn mothers are a form of straw work made as part of harvest customs of Europe before mechanisation. Before Christianisation, in traditional pagan European culture it was believed that the spirit of the corn […] lived amongst the ...

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The Autumn Festival of Succot

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The Festival of Succot

The Jewish festival of Succot is in the autumn and is similar in many ways to the Christian Harvest Festival.

The Autumn Festival of SuccotSukkot, Succot or Sukkos is the Feast of Booths (Feast of Tabernacles). It is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (varies from ...

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