Monday 18th May 2020
This week we will be focusing on learning how Muslims all around the world celebrate a special festival called Eid-al-Fitr.
Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. This is when Muslims break their fasts and celebrate the day wearing new clothes; greeting family and friends; exchanging presents and having a feast. They also visit the mosques for special prayers.
In the holy month of Ramadan there is a lot of emphasis on doing good deeds. Use these discussion cards as a guide for your child.
Please discuss and make a list of good deeds with your child that they can do in the week to help around the house. It can be helping with setting the table for dinner or putting the clothes for washing or tidying up the room etc. Encourage your child to write a list of good deeds on the template below or on a piece of paper.
They can start their sentence by writing the day of the week.
On Monday I will.….
On Tuesday I will……
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Read the story Rameena’s Ramadan with your child. Ask them the following questions:
What does Rameena want to do at the beginning of the story?
What do Rameena and her family do to help Pam?
What does Rameena offer to share with Tariq?
What does the final message in Rameena’s calendar say?
(Due to the large file sizes of the PowerPoints, we have had to split the story into two parts.)
Challenge: Play the I spy and count to 20 game below.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Ask your child to read the two recipes on the cards below. They can then choose one that they would like to make. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even combine the two recipes and use the fruit ball as a filling in the roti (flat bread) and roll them out!
Have a go at writing the recipe independently. Do you remember all of the ingredients and steps?
Thursday 21st May 2020
Henna patterns are very popular during festivals in most south Asian countries. Traditionally henna is made by grinding special leaves to create paste which is then painted on people’s hand and feet. Have a look at some of these patterns. Encourage your child to draw their own henna pattern. They can then paint or colour it!