Indian Experience Day
Year 6 have had a fantastic visit from Sunita to lead our 'Indian Experience Day' as part of our term's topic. The children participated in a re-telling of the story of Rama and Sita and then went to the hall to learn about Indian dance. The children loved the opportunity to dress up in beautiful Indian clothing and jewellery and quickly picked up some key actions in order to create energetic, colourful dances.
The children then learnt all about the Hindu faith and found out about different Gods and Hindu worship. The children asked excellent questions and are now looking torward to learning more about the Hindu faith in our RE lessons this term.
After a busy morning, the children had the opportunity to sample some Indian food – they especially loved the samosas – and were then ready to further develop their creative skills through Rangoli pattern artwork. Using chalk, they marked out the colours to ensure the pictures were symmetrical and then blended the pastels to create different effects. Sunita was incredibly impressed with the group discussion and team work which took place and the results were fantastic. We can’t wait to put our artwork up on display.
At the end of the day, children had the opportunity to develop their knowledge of India and the ways in which it is similar and different from the UK. This really helped to broaden their understanding about this fascinating country and will help to create firm foundations for our class work this term.
All the children had a fantastic day and we would like to say a huge ‘THANKYOU’ to Sunita for providing us with such a rich learning experience – we cannot wait to learn more about India!