What are the deeper meanings of festivals?
LO: Connect stories, symbols and beliefs with what happens at Easter, Christmas, Harvest, Eid, Divali
Tell the story of Divali- what did children find interesting, puzzling, exciting etc Why might this story have special meaning for Hindus? What meaning might this story have for today.
Describe how Hindus celebrate Divali
Identify what is wrong/ good /evil in the world today
Identify how light is used as a symbol in the Story of Rama and Sita and to welcome Lakshmi.
Make links with other experiences of light being used as a symbol
Draw a connecting diagram with each theme from the festival of Divali surrounding it. Where do these themes connect with other religions and other festivals? How are they linked and how do they differ?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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