We have been learning about Hinduism and the festival of Diwali this week. We enjoyed learning the story of Rama and Sita, Bollywood dance online with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter and created our own dances to tell the story. In mathematics we learned about symmetry and rotational symmetry and used this to create our own rangoli patterns.
We are now busy working in partners to write our own versions of the story of Diwali and look forward to sharing them.
We have really enjoyed our Forest School sessions this half term. Look at these amazing wooden fungi that we crafted! Some of us have painted them, some have chosen to leave them plain and some of us will finish them after the half term break. They really are stunning!
We learned about the festival of Michaelmas and why it is celebrated.
Michaelmas is a Christian festival, also honoured by Roman Catholics, which is held annually on the 29th September. A basilica in Rome was named in honour of Michael on the 30th of September, but all celebrations began on the 29th of September. This religious event, also known as the Feast of the Angels, celebrates and honours Saint Michael the Archangel who defeated Satan (the Devil) in the War in Heaven.
We worked in groups to create collaborative pieces of art based around Michaelmas.