The Reception children have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. We have read the story and thought about why this is an important time of the year for Hindus.
We have also been learning how Hindus celebrate the festival with some special food. We decided to hold our own Reception Diwali food tasting sessions.
The children were encouraged to try the different types of food. They were asked to describe what they could taste. We learnt the names of the food such as naan bread, samosas and bhajis.
Other Diwali work in the Reception has involved the children making flower garlands and creating rangoli patterns using rice.