Our key text this week is Pattan's Pumpkin. We have been exploring the characters and setting. We have used the story to make inferences. We wrote diary entries in the role of the main characters to describe the disastrous flood.
To launch our topic, India, St John celebrated Diwali. We learnt all about the meaning of Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita. We explored how Diwali is celebrated in India today and compared this with some celebrations that we have. We also created our very own rangoli patterns and made little Diva Lamps using clay. We had so much fun learning all about the Festival of Light and are so excited to learn more as we continue with our topic.
This week St John had some exciting news. When we returned to our classroom after baking our gingerbread men, some of them had escaped across our classroom. We used the footage to adapt and write our own versions of the traditional tale.