Reception

Diwali and Nocturnal Animals!

We have been celebrating and learning all about Diwali, “The Festival of Lights”. It was very interesting to learn about how a little girl called Deena and her family celebrated by making Rangoli patterns, decorating the house, making special food and dressing in beautiful clothes for parties. It was great seeing the family visit the temple and learning about the story behind Diwali. We had lots of fun learning how to do a Diwali dance and got really good at performing it. We made some Diva lamps, Rangoli patterns and celebration cards too.

We have also been learning about nocturnal and diurnal animals using a delightful story about an owl and a kingfisher who find unusual feathers and can’t understand why they are not able to find the birds that the feathers belong to. We have been writing about the story, making nocturnal animal masks and researching these animals. We went outside and built nocturnal animal homes. We also wrote some signs to warn people to take care around their homes.

In maths we have been making different formations with five. We have been learning addition and subtraction facts and also finding as many different shapes that five blocks can make. We used these shapes to make stamps in paint! It was really very messy but tremendous fun!