What a busy fortnight the children have had learning about Diwali.
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings.
Some of our families are celebrating Diwali and they have shared they may wear special clothes, illuminate their homes, decorate with diyas and rangoli patterns. They will also share special food and children might get sweets too!
Children at Rachel Keeling explored the story of Rama and Sita, many were able to name the characters and retell the exciting story using interesting vocabulary.
Many children used beads and perspex to create rangoli patterns.
A small group created saltdough to make their own diyas.
They shaped and added embellishments to them.
We wish a Happy Diwali to our lovely Rachel Keeling community who are celebrating!