We will explore different celebrations throughout the year that are important to our friends and family. We are starting with exploring Diwali which is on the 4th November this year and Bonfire Night which will be on the 5th November.
We have explored the story of Rama and Sita with the children, introducing the story as the reason why Hindus celebrate Diwali. We have been making rangoli patterns and diva lamps, talking about how Hindus celebrate and why they participate. We learnt a song all about Diwali and lit candles whilst we ate some special food that is eaten at Diwali.
In Reception we have been learning about the festival Christmas. We have read and learnt about the Christmas story. We have learnt how different countries have special Christmas traditions. The children really enjoyed our Christmas performance. The children have also loved doing a range of different festive activities.