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What Happens on Yom Kippur? Year 3 and 4 reading text with comprehension worksheet

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Yom Kippur is in important Jewish festival that takes place in September or October each year. In 2022, Yom Kippur begins on the evening of Tuesday 4th October and ends on the evening of Wednesday 5th October.

The text within this resource pack explains what Yom Kippur is and why it is celebrated. It also teaches what happens during this Jewish religious festival, which is also known as the Day of Atonement. A series of comprehension questions is included to check pupils’ understanding of what has been read.

The resource could be used in whole class, group guided reading sessions or as an independent reading activity and could be used as part of an RE lesson on Judaism focusing on Yom Kippur.

What is included in this Lower Key Stage 2 resource pack?

  • What is Yom Kippur? text
  • What is Yom Kippur? comprehension questions and answer sheet

What is Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur is the holist religious festival in the Jewish calendar. It takes place in September or October at the beginning of the new year in the Hebrew calendar, ten days after Rosh Hashanah (new year). During Yom Kippur, Jewish people ask for forgiveness for their wrongdoings over the past year and seek atonement as this is the day the God decides each person’s fate.

National Curriculum programme of study links

Pupils should understand what they read by checking that a book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in contex

  • Reading sheet
  • Comprehension questions about the text
  • Answer sheet
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