How is harvest time celebrated in Christianity and Judaism?

Poplar class know that our school is based around Christianity and our Christian Values.  Our school values are love, peace, respect, determination, creation, creativity and they underpin all that we do.  These values are actively promoted to help children grow and develop their own positive Christian Values.

This week we have been learning about how Christians celebrate harvest.  We have found out Christians often celebrate with a Harvest Festival in church.  This involves praying, singing and decorating the church; baskets of food are brought to give thanks to God and the food is often given to those who need it.

We have also been learning about Judaism.  We have found out about the Jewish festival of Sukkot – a joyful harvest festival celebrating gathering crops from the fields.  It is traditional to make a sukkah and try to live in it for 7 days; eating meals with family and saying a prayer to thank God.

Poplar class have been making their own model sukkahs from natural materials.  Here are some pictures from the process.