As we talked about their conversations the next day, some of our class remembered that we had celebrated Diwali as a whole school 2 years ago and that we made similar patterns then.
We talked about what we could use and the types of patterns that were traditional. We noticed that most patterns were symmetrical and that lots of them included natural elements.
Ariana had told us that they used flowers and had used curry powder to get a lovely bright orange colour.
Jo showed us his Indian flag creation outside their accomodation and we were inspired to create our own.
Using glue and black paper we created a base to add the colour.
We miss Ariana and Josua in our class and have been writing letters, making cards and drawing pictures and today the envelope has been sent. We wonder how long it will take to get there?
We all hope that you are having an amazing time in India and really enjoying all of the food!
These are some questions we have for you.
- Are there many other children there?
- Do you do normal school?
- Have you learnt any more Hindi?
- Have you made barfi? (we read about this in our Diwali book)
- Is it still very hot?
- Will you go anywhere else before you come home?
- Do you have curry for breakfast?
We hope that you are having a great time, thank you for sharing your experiences with us and giving us the opportunity to learn with you.