This week we will explore the wonderful story of Diwali.
The story focuses on the importance of light overcoming darkness and features a lot of interesting characters such as Rama, Sita, Ravanna and Hanuman the monkey God.
click on the image or here to watch a short version of the Diwali story.
There will be lots of new vocabulary to explore such as bow, arrow, diva lamp, rangoli, pattern, prince, princess, king and magic.
Through the story, we will develop our children's awareness of India and the Indian culture. We will use ICT to explore videos of India and listen to traditional Indian music.
We will explore mendhi hand patterns and try to create our own.
During Diwali Hindu's celebrate through lighting diva lamps and fireworks. We will talk about our own experiences of fireworks and discuss how we could keep ourselves safe in regards to fire safety.
Through our circle time we will talk about good and bad behaviour and how we can support each other to be our very best.