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Week Beginning: 22.06.20


To understand the Wheel Of Dharma

Here is a video of a Buddhist explaining his religion:


What is Dharma day?

Dharma day is celebrated in July by Buddhists around the world.The word Dharma means teaching and Dharma day commemorates Buddha's first sermon in the Deer Park in Varanasi, India, over 2500 years ago. Buddhists celebrate Dharma day by studying Buddha's teachings and feeling gratitude for what they have learnt.


The Wheel of Dharma is a famous Buddhist symbol. It has eight spokes, each one representing a step on the Noble Eightfold Path.

The eight steps are:

  • right understanding,
  • right awareness,
  • right speech,
  • right action,
  • right livelihood,
  • right effort,
  • right thought
  • and right concentration.

‘I don’t want to do my homework because it’s too hard!’

Decide how each spoke on the Wheel of Dharma could be used in this situation.

Think about a situation that may happen in your life , for example: ‘A friend isn’t being nice to me on the playground’ or ‘My brother keeps getting me into trouble’ and think about how the wheel could help you to resolve the situation.


Why don't you craft your own Dharma wheel (out of paper, left over cardboard from a delivery, a paper plate etc) so you can use it to reflect if you're finding a situation a little tough.


Why not have a go at dancing in the style of a Tudor? You can copy some of these moves or create some of your own. We'd love to see some of your dances.


Draw a portrait of yourself as a Tudor King or Queen. Start by sketching then think about what mediums you have to complete the portrait. Could you use colouring pencils? paints? pastels? felt tip pens? collage? Use whatever you have available.


Design and Technology

Have a go at researching a Tudor recipe, designing what yours might look like then try and make it.


Don't forget to send a photo to your teacher (even if it is a disaster). Have a taste test? Did you like it? Would you eat it again? Do you think you would have enjoyed Tudor foods?


Design a banquet

A Tudor feast would consist of chicken, rabbit, pork, beef and lamb. A common way of cooking meat in Tudor times was on a spit over an open fire. As well as a spit, many kitchens had charcoal burning stoves and special ovens for making bread. There were no electrical kitchen gadgets so everything had to be done by hand. The Tudors believed that raw fruit and vegetables made you ill, and this is why they were not popular. However, puddings and sweets were very popular.



Take some time for some mindfulness activities.