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Hi team, and welcome to your lesson today, with me, Mrs. Garrard.

Now, in today's lesson, we're going to be thinking about the food that is eaten at Hanukkah.

Let me share my screen with you.

There we go.

So, the first thing we're going to do, is we're going to need to gather some resources for our creating part at the end of the lesson.

So, first, we will gather resources.

Then, we'll think about what food is traditionally eaten at Hanukkah.

Then, we'll think about what is sufganiyot? I'm not sure, but we'll find out.

And then, finally, we'll draw your favourite celebration food.

So, for this lesson, you will need your listening ears and your looking eyes.

You'll need some paper and a pencil, and you'll need some pens or crayons or something to colour in with.

Pause the video now and gather the resources that you'll need for the end of the lesson.

When you've got everything together, come back and press play.

Great, now that you're back, it's time for us to think about what food is traditionally eaten at Hanukkah? Oh, look, I've got some pictures on the screen.

There are three different types of food on the screen that Jewish people like to eat at Hanukkah.

The first thing are latkes.

They're a kind of potato cake.

They're made with shredded or mashed potato and they're shallow fried in a frying pan.

They're often served with, you can see at the back, there's some apple sauce or some sour cream.

So, they can be sweet or savoury.

Fried foods are a really important part of the Hanukkah tradition.

And they're eaten a lot, because it represents the small amount of oil that miraculously burned for eight days instead of one.

So, at Hanukkah, lots of the foods are fried.

The next picture you can see is a piece of beef.

It's a cut of beef called brisket.

It's enjoyed at lots of Jewish holidays and festivals.

It's traditional because kosher practises makes it easier to slice brisket than other cuts of meat.

And it was historically one of the cheaper cuts of meat.

And the last picture you can see, I wonder if you can guess what they are? Yeah, you're right, they're called golden coins.

They're called gelt.

Giving money, or gelt, began with parents giving gelt to teachers and eventually expanding that to families giving gelt to their children as gifts or rewards for studying the Torah.

Hm, what is sufganiyot? It's another type of food that is traditionally eaten during Hanukkah celebrations.

There's a picture of sufganiyot.

Can you see? It looks a little bit like the donuts that we might see in shops in our country.

Let's have a look at what they are.

So, they're deep fried again, just like the donuts that we have and they have jam inside.

They're made by making dough, cutting out two circles, putting some jam, a teaspoon of jam in the middle, and then sandwiching the dough back together, and then deep frying them until they're golden brown.

So, sufganiyot is another type of food that Jewish people like to eat during Hanukkah.

Can you see that they've been rolled in sugar as well? They look super yummy! Now, it's time for you to draw your favourite celebration food.

Have a think, can you think of times where you have a special meal to celebrate? Just like Christmas, we have a special dinner at Christmas.

Can you see, there's a picture up there of a roast turkey? That's a Christmas meal.

We have roast turkey, some Brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, I like that, that's one of my favourites, but not my favourite.

There's some sweets that people enjoy at Diwali.

There's Easter eggs, that's my favourite.

I've drawn a picture of an Easter egg.

And look, there's even a piece of pumpkin pie, that is enjoyed during Thanksgiving.

There are lots of times that we enjoy special foods to help us to celebrate things.

I wonder, can you draw a picture of some of the food that you've enjoyed to eat during celebrations? I've drawn an Easter egg.

I can't wait to find out what you will choose to draw.

Team, that brings us to end of our lesson today.

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Team, I've really enjoyed our time together today and I can't wait for use to be together again soon, bye!.