We have celebrated three Festivals this Autumn. Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Diwali. We really enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and his attempt to blow up Parliament.
Bonfire Night: We really enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and his attempt to blow up Parliament.
After Guy Fawkes was caught, everybody was allowed to have a big fire (a ‘bonfire’), to celebrate that the plan didn’t happen and the king didn’t die. And so, 5 November became Bonfire Night, and it’s celebrated every year.
We acted out the story of Guy Fawkes and Miss Glen and Adam became Guy Fawkes. We made firework pictures and enjoyed watching a fireworks video.
Diwali: The Hindu Festival of Light.
What is the Hindu festival of light?
Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.
We enjoyed learning about Rangoli Patterns, Diva lamps, Rama and Sita and the Monkey King. We made Rangoli Patterns on the paths outside, coloured Diva Lamps and sang the Diwali song.
Remembrance Day: Poppy Day
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War in 1919 to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. The day is also marked by war remembrances in several other non-Commonwealth countries.
We used our excellent fine motor skills to make poppies.