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Rosh Hashanah

We learnt about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. We learnt that Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and is a time for asking for forgiveness of sins. Jewish people celebrate this special time by eating symbolic foods such as bread and apples, which are dipped into honey. The honey represents a 'sweet' new year ahead. We observed some close up photographs of bees and explored some real honeycomb from a bee hive. We tasted apples and bread dipped in honey and pomegranate. Pomegranates are traditionally eaten as it is believed that the 613 seeds inside represent the special rules (commandments) that every Jew should follow. We practised drawing bees in our busy time and made Rosh Hashanah cards to give to someone special. 

We made cards to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

We tasted bread and apples dipped in honey and pomegranate too.

We explored real honeycomb from a bee hive!