Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration that takes place in November or December and is also known as the festival of lights.
Develop pupils’ understanding of Hanukkah and why it is celebrated in KS2 by reading our text about the festival, exploring why and how Hanukkah is celebrated. A comprehension activity is included to develop reading skills and children’s understanding of the text.
The resource could be used as part of learning in RE about Judaism, or within whole class or group guided reading sessions.
This resource pack includes:
‘What is Hanukkah?’ text
Comprehension questions and answer sheet
National Curriculum programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to retrieve and record information from non-fiction
From Religious education in English schools, non-statutory guidance (2010)
Religious education for children and young people: teaches pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice
(Please check the agreed syllabus for your local authority)