Good afternoon everyone,
It’s been an amazing week in Snettisham this week. I’m so happy to be back in person with the children. They’ve shown phenomenal progress, particularly in Phonics. We’ve been building words using post-it notes and their blending has been totally amazing. Below you will find our Planning in the Moment sheet. On top of all of our planned activities we follow the children’s interests and weave their next steps into their play, see more below…
This week we’ve been learning about Diwali – The festival of light – celebrated by many Hindus, Jains and Sikh here in the UK and all around the world. We focused on the story of Rama and Sita, which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRpNNF4fB4g&t=207s.
We started off by making Rangoli Patterns which is an art form, originating in India, in which patterns are usual created on the floor or the ground using materials such as coloured rice, coloured sand, or flower petals. Due to COVID restrictions this has looked a bit different this year so we’ve had to use colour paper instead and chalk on the ground of our outside area.
We also made our own Diva Lamps are often used temporarily lights for special occasions such as Diwali. Throughout Diwali, divas and their candles are representing of enlightenment, knowledge or wisdom. I think you’ll agree they look like a very knowledgeable bunch with beautiful Diva lamps.