We really kicked off this term with a bang! In our first week of celebrations, we explored Bonfire Night. We have developed our research skills by finding out all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. Did you know that 36 barrels of gunpowder were found beneath the Houses of Parliament? We gained a better understanding of our country's history by completing timelines of the plot, and we created 2D and 3D maps of London to show where the Houses of Parliament are.
Next stop on our celebrations tour is the festival of light: Diwali. We have begun by learning the exciting story of Rama and Sita. We love this animated version of the story from BBC Bitesize:
Next, we are finding out more about the ways that Hindus celebrate Diwali. We are developing our symmetry skills by creating our own rangoli patterns. We cannot wait to see where our investigation will take us!