Wk beg 09.11.20
To support us in our learning about Diwali, a range of activities will be available in the learning environment for the children to select from.
We will look at a range of traditional Rangoli patterns and observe different patterns being created with coloured rice. We will then use pre-drawn patterns to apply paint to create our own work using various printing and painting techniques. We will photograph our work and place our patterns in the home corner. We will make the link to how Hindu people decorate their door steps with Rangoli patterns so that the Goddess Lakshmi will bring them good luck in the year ahead.
We will make and decorate our own diva pots to hold tealights just as people lit small lamps to welcome home Rama, Sita and Lakshman.
We will decorate a pre-drawn hand creating our own Mendhi patterns, using traditional Mendhi designs as a stimulus.
We will use coloured rice to develop our mark making skills creating patterns in the play tray. We will create firework patterns and practise writing the initial letter in our names.
We will practise our cutting skills following different pre-drawn lines to diva pot pictures, straight, curved and zig-zag.
We will develop our fine motor control by placing various objects such as buttons and minature pom poms over a traditional Diwali symbol and greeting.
We will use our Numicom pieces to match to a base board and also use the pieces to create our own patterns.
As the week progresses we will use small construction, 2d and 3d shapes to create our own Rangoli patterns.
We will make our own Diwali cards and trace or copy our names into the cards.
We will learn a Rama and Sita rhyme and add musical accompaniment to the song.
We will use lollipop stick puppets to retell the Rama and Sita story.
If your child is having to self isolate due to Covid, please contact the school office. A resource pack to enable your child to continue to follow the school learning activities will then be sent to your home to enable you to support your child with the support from their class teacher.