13th November – Celebrating Diwali in Acorn Class
This week we have been busy learning about the Hindu celebration of Diwali which is taking place over the coming weekend. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and learned about how this festival is celebrated with lots of bright lights, fireworks and families gathering together, wearing their best clothes to share special meals. We thought how sad it was that many Hindu people will not be able to get together this weekend to celebrate as they would wish to.
On Thursday we went on a lovely forest school adventure to the meadow to collect leaves which we then glued onto jam jars to make our own diva lamps. We made some beautiful rangoli patterns and had great fun mixing sand with powder paint to make different colours and we decorated the entrance to the playground with a huge rangoli pattern .
On Wednesday we joined with the whole school for our Act of Remembrance and the children were beautifully behaved and stood quietly throughout – totally fascinated to see their buddies playing their important role and to watch the flag and listen to the wonderful trumpet playing.
In other news we are getting very good at recognising different letter sounds and we are beginning to blend them together to read words for ourselves. We have been practising our handwriting patterns and letter formation and have also been doing some maths work on shapes, patterns and numbers .
This week our first baking group has also been busy making cheese scones which were, apparently, ‘delicious!’