In Year 1 we have been enjoying our time settling in together. We have been learning about our class birds and how they set examples for us. The Gurbani teaches us that the flamingo never forgets it’s children no matter how far it flies. Just like the flamingo, no matter where we are in life, we should always remember God and know that God always remembers us. The Gurbani also teaches us that the rainbird is a symbol of love and joy and we should recite Simran like the rainbird calls out for rain.
In English, we wrote sentences about our class birds using capital letters and full stops. We used adjectives to make our sentences more interesting and descriptive.
In RE this term we are learning about the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He taught us to treat everybody as an equal. Guru Nanak Dev Ji gave us the following three pillars of Sikhism: Naam japna, Kirat karni and Vand chakhna. In English we can roughly translate these as to ‘Remembering God’, ‘Working Honestly’ and ‘Sharing is Caring.’ These teachings help us to be super Khalsa citizens in our day to day lives. We have been discussing the characteristics of Guru Nanak and will write our own acrostic poems to describe him.
We wrote descriptive words about ourselves inspired by the teachings of the birds of Sikhi and of Guru Nanak. We created handprints using our birds’ colours and then wrote the characteristics in each handprint. We pieced them together to create our bird.