Deepavali Experiences for our EYFS and Year 1 Students
Our Foundation 1, Foundation 2 and Year 1 students all visited the local Hindu temple recently as part of their cultural learning about the Hindu festival Deepavali. This field trip was combined with a range of classroom activities throughout the week. In Year 1 the students looked at symmetry in Maths, made rangoli chalk and coloured rice patterns, designed and made clay diyas (lamps), wrote poems and explored sources of light in science, all within the topic of Deepavali. Lots of fun was had bringing together their knowledge of Deepavali across all these subject areas, as well as learning to respect and tolerate other beliefs in our international community.