This afternoon, the children in Reception were so excited to find a set of clues from the Easter bunny. We solved the cryptic clues, which took us all around our building, to find a basket of chocolate!
In the Nursery today we have shared the Nativity Story. The children learned all about the baby Jesus and then created their own baby Jesus and made some fabulous angles.
Well done everyone you have worked really hard!
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!
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.