Learning about Diwali

This half-term we have been learning about celebrations. We explored the Hindu celebration of Diwali. We looked at the traditions of Diwali and read the story of Rama and Sita. We looked at why diva lamps and rangoli patterns are important when celebrating Diwali and created our own diva lamp out of clay. The children introduced the story into their play and really enjoyed learning about a different culture. When we look at the Christian celebration of Christmas we will explore similarities and differences between the two.
 
If you would like to learn more about Diwali to extend your child's learning further visit these websites:
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali?collection=lets-celebrate-celebrations
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15451833