What are the deeper meanings of festivals?
LO: Use religious vocabulary, symbols, art, music, dance, drama, ICT to express their understanding of the meaning of religious festivals for believers
Learn how Hindus celebrate Divali in their home e.g. cleaning home, preparing special food, lighting divas, Divali cards, presents, new clothes, fireworks ( to chase away evil) rangoli patterns ( made to celebrate the beauty of Laksmi )
Divali is the start of a New Year for Hindus when the goddess Lakshmi is especially remembered. Hindus hope that she will visit heir homes at Divali. Lights are used along the garden paths and in the windows to remember how Rama and Sita were welcomed home and to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi to Hindu homes.
Create an experience of lit divas in the classroom and ask children to thought shower words about feelings associated with the spreading of light.
Make a divali card.
Make sweets/ rangoli patterns/divas etc ( for a day rotate activities around different classrooms)
Create a mind map of what you have learnt about Divali and Yom Kippur
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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