The Hindu festival of Diwali
Last week the children in Pixies were learning about the festival of light, Diwali. We read the Hindu story of Rama and Sita and the children created their own Diva Lamps, which helped to guide Rama and Sita home. The children thought about their designs and used lots of bright colours to represent the festival of lights. We also watched a video of a family preparing for and celebrating Diwali. The children had a go at creating their own Rangoli patterns on the playground and designed some mehndi patterns, as these are some of the preparations the family were making in the video. In the next few weeks, we will begin to think about the similarities and differences between different religious festivals.