We started our Holi celebration day with an assembly delivered by Rashmi from the Hindu temple in Carlton. She spoke about how and why Hindus celebrate Holi, and told us the story of Holika and Prahlad.
After that, Rashmi delivered a short session to one of the Year 3 classes where the children got to hold artefacts used in the celebration of Holi.
Years 1 and 2 spent the morning looking at Hindu folk stories and creating their own fact files, before discussing how the folk stories relate to the festival of Holi.
In the afternoon, Year 1 created Holi inspired self portraits, and listened to Holi inspired music, whilst Year 2 their own Holi inspired class piece of art.
In Years 3 and 4, the children spent the morning researching the Holi festival, before creating invitations to a Holi celebration party and diary entries from the view of a child who has celebrated Holi.
In the afternoon, Year 3 created Holi cards and banners using paint splatter techniques, before throwing coloured paper as Hindus would often throw coloured paint during Holi. Year 4 looked at the artist Henri Matisse (the master of colour), and used the quilling skill to create their own artwork.