The Indian Experience
Last week, Reception and KS1 enjoyed finding out about Diwali through a range of exciting activities.
The morning started with dressing in traditional Indian clothing where the children learnt how to put on a sari and the names of all the different jewellery. They also learned what a King, Queen, Prince and Princess of India would typically wear and had the opportunity to count up to ten in Hindi, which is the most spoken language in India!
Once all the children had chosen their outfits, they took part in some traditional Indian dancing; individually, in pairs and as a class. They demonstrated some good moves and great rhythm!
Back in the classroom, the children made paper lanterns which they decorated beautifully with patterns and discussed why they are used in the celebration of Diwali.
In the afternoon, the children listened to the story of Rama and Sita and interacted with actions and movement. They also looked at how the characters in the story are portrayed in different styles of art as well as learning about how Hindus pray. For the final activity, the children produced some amazing Rangoli patterns.