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Firework Night and Diwali

Current Celebrations

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Diwali 2020 - Thursday 4th November 2021

Bonfire Night - Friday 5th November 2021


Over this half term we will be learning about several important celebrations that will be taking place this week. We will be looking at how people may celebrate: Diwali, the Hindu festival of light; Bonfire Night and also talking about how we might celebrate our birthdays!


Ideas of activities at home linked to Diwali:

- Watch the story of Diwali found at -

- Take part in some Diwali crafts, ideas found at -

- Have a go at some Rangoli crafts -

- Learn a Diwali song -


Ideas of activities at home linked to Bonfire Night:

- Talk about how to keep safe when going to a firework display. What should they do if they get lost?

- Learn a new firework song -

- Chalk firework drawings on the pavement

- Marble rolling to make firework pictures -


Ideas of activities at home linked to Birthdays:

- Throw a birthday party for a friend/family member, pet or toy!

- Send out invites that your child can mark make on and write their name.

- Make a birthday card for a friend or family member.

- Make a birthday cake/birthday biscuits. Use language related to measure for your child to begin to hear the units we use when cooking and measuring. Talk about the texture and consistency. What happens when we put them in the oven? Count out birthday candles.

- Have a tea party - share out biscuits/sweets amongst friends, family members or toys. Is it fair that one teddy has three and the other has one?