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.
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!