On Tuesday 20th November 2018, Year 4 went to Hastings Mosque.
When we arrived we had to take our shoes and socks off to be respectful, and some of the girls wore headscarves to show respect to the Imam. We had a tour of the Mosque and then we drew pictures of some of the features that we spotted.
We found it really interesting that the carpet in the mosque was designed so that when the Muslims are praying there they are automatically facing towards Mecca. There were also lots of clocks to remind the Muslims when their prayers (they pray 5 times a day!) have to take place.
The Mosque building itself used to be a school, but was bought by the Muslim community in Hastings 30 years ago and converted into a place of worship.
Whilst there we also learned that the men and women pray in separate rooms.
The special carpet in the Mosque.
A huge collection of Qurans!
The special clock with reminds worshippers of the prayer times.
Jaxon re enacting a Muslim prayer using a Quran and the special carpet.
Here are some pictures of Coral class decorating the cookies that we made for the Christmas Enterprise Fair.
The children really hope you enjoyed eating the biscuits as much as they enjoyed decorating them!
Year 5 will be making stone decorations to sell at the Christmas Enterprise Fair on Monday 10th December 2018 from 3:20pm – 4:45pm.
These will be available to buy on the day for 20p/30p.
We have the opportunity to take pre-orders which can be personalised, and will come individually gift wrapped. These will be 50p each and will be created by your child (in year 5) as a beautiful gift or memory. You are welcome to pre-order or buy as many as you want, but we do ask for payment with the pre-order sheets by Wednesday 28th November. This will enable us to ensure we have plenty of time to create beautiful stones for you to enjoy year after year.
All profits raised from our sales at the Enterprise Fair will go towards future Year 5 trips and school based activities, so please dig deep and help send us on some amazing adventures for the rest of the school year.
On Friday 9th November we presented a cheque for and amazing £231 to the Sea View Project. Sue Burgess from the project kindly came and talked to Key Stage 2 children about the work that is done on behalf of the growing number of homeless people in Hastings and St Leonards. She thanked the children for their very generous donation that was raised through sponsorship of The Big Sleep event. Children from Year 6 slept in cardboard boxes in the school hall to not only raise money but also awareness.