Friday, April 19, 2013

Listen to Bethany, Matthew and Te Awerangi read their reports about Diwali

Hiba's mother came in and did Mendhi patterns on all the year 2 children. It felt cold and wet as she drew a pattern on our arms.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Special Festival - Diwali

Today we continued learning about Diwali. We watched this movie and thought of some key words to explain the meaning of this festival in India.

 These are the words we discussed:
New Year
Festival of Lights
Rangoli Patterns
Diva Lamps

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Art

Happy Easter From Room 14

Room 14 had fun making Easter chicks.

Race Relations Day

Last week was Race Relations Day and we celebrated all the different cultures at our school. All the children were encouraged to dress up in a costume representing their culture. Well done to all the children who dressed up... even our relieving teacher dressed up!

Can you guess what countries some of these children's families come from?


This week we have been learning about a festival in India called Diwali. We looked at the video clip below and had a class discussion of what Diwali was about. We will be writing information reports soon! Look at the video below, what do you think Diwali is about?