Pre-School have been learning about Diwali, the festival of light.
We talked about the festival, how it is celebrated in different countries and looked at photos and picture books. Then we got hands on making clay divas and then decorating them with our favourite bright colours and glitter. The Pre-Schooler’s really enjoyed dying rice into a variety of colours so we could make our own Rangoli patterns. Some children spoke about how they celebrate the festival and we even had a book about Diwali that came all the way from India that one of our kind Pre-school grandparents brought in for us.
Communication and Language: Speaking – Uses vocabulary focused on objects and people that are of particular importance to them, 30-50 Months.
Understanding the world: People and communities – Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines, 40-60 Months.
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials – Explores what happens when they mix colours & Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects, 40-60 Months.