Celebrating Diwali in Reception

We have had a lovely week celebrating Diwali the Hindu festival of lights. We’ve made diva lamps, created rangolis out of colourful rice, shapes, chalk and Numicon and learnt about the story of Rama and Sita. We have heard lots of different versions of the story, sequenced the story and created our own story maps to help us retell the tale. The children particularly loved the evil Ravana the ten headed demon and Hanuman the monkey king who helps Rama get Sita back from Ravana. Today we had a Diwali party complete with Bollywood dancing. We decorated our last rangoli and lit our diva candles and sent out positive thoughts for the Hindu new year.