In Nursery this week we have had a lovely time learning about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. We learnt how Hindus and Sikhs celebrate Diwali by decorating their houses with rangoli patterns and we even made our own diyas (diva lamps) using clay.
The children in Reception have loved learning about Diwali this week. On Wednesday we learnt about how Hindu’s and Sikh’s celebrate Diwali including decorating their houses, enjoying food and presents, displaying diva lamps and visiting the temple to pray. We made our own rangoli patterns and also made diva lamps using clay before painting and decorating them. Today we read the story of Rama and Sita which reminded us that good and kindness always triumphs.
This afternoon, Year 2 have been learning all about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We have learnt that Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights and that it is a very important holiday in India. The children discovered that the word ‘Diwali’ actually means ‘row of lighted lamps’. During the Diwali celebrations, people eat festive foods, exchange gifts and wear their best clothes. They also decorate their hands using mendhi. The children have had a go at drawing their own row of lights and have decorated their own mendhi hand. They looks great! Well done children and Happy Diwali!
Year 5 are making the most of this beautiful day by taking their RE lesson outside! They are thinking about belief and the words Christians use to describe God. Year 5 have also learned the words theist, atheist and agnostic.
In Year 4 we have been looking at how following religious rules can help us know what is right and what is wrong!
Today we have focussed on Hinduism.
Here, Mason is looking at Yama (Hindu rule) 3. This Yama is known as ‘Non-stealing’ and it suggests that if we live a life of not stealing, thieving or taking things that are not ours, we will live a loving and peaceful life.
We think this rule, plus: non-injury, truthfulness, patience and compassion, sound like great rules to follow in and out of school.
Year One have had a fantastic afternoon in the hall learning all about Stoke on Trent, the world, different religions and cultures. The children behaved so wonderfully and asked some amazing questions. Thank you to all of the very knowledgeable children and adults in the hall that shared their amazing information with us! Take a look at our blog to find out more.
In Religious Education this half term, Year 4 have been learning about religious festivals. We studied Pentecost, Diwali, Eid and Pesach. To finish off our topic we created a poster about one of the festivals.
How fantastic are these Easter Bonnets! You all look amazing and have worked so hard, well done to everyone!
What a fun filled day we’ve had! We went on an Easter egg hunt after finding a letter left by the Easter bunny and this afternoon we showed off our amazing Easter bonnets in a parade. Well done to all for producing such brilliant bonnets. We would like to wish everybody a happy Easter and a lovely break.
We have been very busy in Reception learning about Easter and today we made (and ate!) chocolate nests.
We are very much looking forward to our Easter egg hunt and Easter bonnet parade tomorrow!