Autumn 2 - Friendship
We shared these stories and reflected on how we can be good friends and the importance of friendship.
Composer of the Half Term
Listen to his music being performed here.
We learnt about the Bible story of David and Goliath and reflected on how sometimes it can feel that problems feel too big for us to handle and we don't know what to do. We talked about how sharing a problem with someone you trust will help.
Other songs we sang about friendship
Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus across the world.
Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
In Key Stage 1, we listened to the story of Ravi and his family. On the way to school Aunty Sheema tells Ravi the story of Rama and Sita to explain why Diwali is an important Hindu festival...
Rama and Sita are married but one day the demon king, Ravanna, kidnaps Sita and takes her to his palace. Rama searches for her with the help of the Monkey King, Hanuman. They find her on Ravana's island and a great battle begins, with the demon finally defeated by Rama's magic arrow. People light small lamps - called divas - in their windows to help light the couple's journey home.
In Key Stage 2, we learnt more about the Festival of Light. We discussed how divas are lit at about this time of year as part of the celebration of the Hindu festival of Diwali.