Today in RE year 2 learnt about a celebration within Judaism. Around September to October, Jewish families celebrate the Festivals of Tabernacles, (which is also called Sukkot) by building a sukkah. A sukkah is a hut where Jews lived during their years of living in the desert. A sukkah must have three walls and a roof. During Sukkot, Jews remember when God freed them from slavery in Egypt. They left Egypt and wandered in the desert for forty years before they reached the Promised Land of Israel.
The children worked in pairs to make a model of a sukkah which had a roof made of things from nature and walls decorated with pictures that remind them of the harvest.