To celebrate and learn about Diwali, class 1 had a themed day. During the day we learnt about how Hindu people celebrate the festival, including rangoli patterns, diva lamps, mehndi hand patterns, dancing and the sweets that they make. We learnt about the goddess Lakshmi and how the festival celebrates the victory of light over dark or good over evil. The children enjoyed making their own rangoli patterns in various ways and making diva lamps from clay. We also read and acted out the story of Rama and Sita and the children retold this using puppets or made a bridge for Rama to get across the water.
Class 2 decorated the classroom window with rangoli patterns.