This week in Reception we have been learning about Diwali – the Hindu festival of light. Throughout the week the children have tried special foods, dressed up and danced to Indian music. The children have listened to the story of Rama, Sita and The Demon King. The children can confidently retell the story remembering that Ravana, the Demon King, had 10 heads, 10 arms and 20 eyes! We compared this story to a non-fiction book called ‘Diwali’ and noticed the differences. We have used chalk and powder paints mixed with water to brush fireworks onto the yard. The children have painted rangoli patterns and made them on the light table with loose parts with superb attention to detail. In the malleable area the children have used clay to make diva lamps. A very busy week!