We celebrated our school harvest festival on Friday 13th October with each of our classes taking their turn to present learning around the theme of harvest which had been explored in their Religious Education lessons. Reception class began with a rousing rendition of ‘Oats and Beans and Barley Grow’ as they have been learning about gathering the harvest on farms. Year One focused their presentation on the Jewish festival of Succot, which celebrates the gathering of the harvest and remembering plight of their Hebrew ancestors at the time of Moses. Year Two considered where does our food come from using the contents of a supermarket basket.
Year Three presented ‘The world on a plate: the journeys undertaken by some of our produce’ and the environmental impact this has. Year Four’s presentation was about harvest traditions from around the world (religious and non-religious). The importance of harvest for Christians was the subject Year Five focused upon for their presentation and finally Year Six reflected on the importance of a good harvest and on giving thanks for this. The Rev. Steele, our invited guest, delivered closing prayers. Our harvest bounty was packed away and collected by The People’s Kitchen representatives.

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