This week the children have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. The children have been learning about how Hindus prepare and celebrate Diwali. In the classroom the children have been making their own Rangoli patterns. Some children decorated their Rangoli patterns using coloured rice.

Some children painted their Rangoli patterns.

Some children made Rangoli patterns using play dough and seeds

And some children drew their own Rangoli patterns outside using chalk.

Some children even made Rangoli patterns using the geoboards and elastic bands.

The children have learnt that Rangoli patterns are colourful designs made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests and to bring good luck. The children were very creative and they have also demonstrated how well they can concentrate.

The children have also created some lovely Mehndi patterns. The children have learnt that Mehndi patterns are beautiful patterns on hands and feet. The children decorated pretend hands using our beautiful sequins.

The children have also really enjoyed listening to the story of Rama and Sita and through listening to the story the children now understand the significance of diva lamps during Diwali, the festival of light. The children had great fun making and decorating their own Diva lamps and they placed candles inside their lamps to help light up the way home for Rama and Sita.

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