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Other Faiths

Rosh Hashanah

At St Peter's we learn about other faiths. We recently learnt about the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year festival. It lasts two days. It commemorates the creation of the world. Rosh Hashanah is also a judgement day, when Jews believe that God balances a person's good deeds over the last year against their bad deeds, and decides what the next year will be like for them. It's a time for people to think about their priorities in life and to reflect on what has been achieved in the past year. It's a time of asking for forgiveness for wrongdoings. It's a chance for Jews to ask questions about their actions throughout the year. This year, the Jewish people celebrated Rosh Hashanah from sundown on 13th September until sundown on 15th September 2015.

Following our Rosh Hashanah assembly, a group of Y4 girls created this display.  They then shared their learning with the whole school in assembly the following Friday.  

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