Last month the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 celebrated a special Diwali Day.
Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, is often celebrated with lamps, fireworks, sweets, gifts and cards. Interestingly, this association of light with festive celebrations is not unique to Indian culture. People decorate their homes with lights for Christmas; brightly coloured lanterns are an important part of the Chinese New Year; and during Hanukkah, nine candles are lit in the menorah. One can see that light is an important part of festive celebrations all over the world. As well as learning about Diwali the children also talked about their own celebrations and how they relate.
Ms Turner adds: “All of the children had a fun and exciting day learning about the Diwali celebration.”