Diwali week

We learned about the Hindu festival of Diwali.  We learned the story of Rama and Sita, where Diwali all began.  We made clay diva lamps, drew Hindu Gods and made handprint decorated elephants.

We learned about how Hindu's worship their Gods in a Temple.  We built temples and role played visiting a Hindu temple.

We also enjoyed tasting some Indian food and smelling spices and incense.

We learned about Rangoli patterns which are made with coloured powders or coloured rice.  In Maths we used oil pastels to create our own patterns, naming 2D shapes that we used.  We coloured pre - drawn Rangoli thinking about trying to make the patterns symmetrical.

 We finished off the week with some Indian dancing!