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Christmas

 

Advent is the time of year when Christian's prepare for Christmas. All over the world Christian's remember the birth of Jesus.

 

We have been making Advent Wreath's. There are five candles on the wreath. One is lit each Sunday before Christmas.

                                                   

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The children used pastel to create these beautiful drawings of Advent wreaths. 
We really enjoyed our Christmas lunch in school. We especially enjoyed pulling our crackers!
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Art and Design

We have been using lots of different resources to create Christmas trees. We have been learning how to mix different media to create texture and pattern. We have also learnt how to handle tools safely and use them to create different effects.

Diwali

                                                                                       

On the 30th October 2016 Hindu's around the world will be celebrating Diwali. We have been learning about Hinduism and finding out how our religions are similar and different.

We found out that Hindu's pray in a Temple called a Mandir.

                                         

We have been using our construction area to build a model of a Mandir.

      

 

 

 

Hindu's pray to many different Gods and Goddesses.

Hindu's also have shrines at home where they can pray. We made our own Hindu shrines and learnt all about what Hindu's have on the shrine and how it is used.

 

 

 

 

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These items are found on a Hindu Shrine. Ask your child if they can name them and describe how the are used.

  

                            

 

 

 

                              

When dressing up for a special occasion Hindu ladies wear a sahri. We looked at lots of sahri's and looked at the different colours and patterns on the fabrics.We used these as inspiration for our own designs.

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Diwali

Hindu's celebrate Diwali every year to welcome in the New Year. Diwali is a bright and colourful festival which celebrates the triumph of goodness over evil and knowledge over ignorance. 

 

Celebrations include decorating houses and public spaces with thousands of lights, candles and colourful designs. 

 

Diwali honors the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, and the legend of Rama and Sita.

                              

Diwali means "row of lights".

We made our own diva light using clay

A rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes.

 

We have been looking at rangoli patterns and creating our own.