Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
The children celebrated Diwali with St Margarets Pre-school. There were lots of fun outdoor activities, singing songs before listening to a story about Rama and Sita. We also made rangoli patterns, diwali cards and decorated handprints with Mehndi patterns. 'Happy Diwalil everyone'
Azem told Sunflower class all about how he and his family celebrate their special festival called Eid-Ul-Adha. He showed the children his special clothes, demonstrated how he prays on his prayer mat and then gave everyone a chocolate! The class wished him 'Happy Eid!'
Seedlings Class have celebrated Eid-Al-Adha this week. Mrs Feghia and Mrs Harib came to talk to Seedlings class. We were shown a prayer mat and how to kneel and pray. Mrs Feghia showed us the writing in a special book called The Quran and how to wear a hijab. Awis even brought a chocolate for everyone too. 'Happy Eid to everyone'.
St. George’s Day, 23rd April, was celebrated in Seedlings class with a traditional cucumber sandwich and a cup of tea! Children made sandwiches, played with castles and dragons and coloured England flags then finished everything off with a game of croquet! Happy St. George’s Day.
Mr Brown gave a very interesting talk about his trip to Africa. He showed us some interesting artefacts, including musical instruments and handmade crafts and told us lots of interesting facts about life in The Gambia.
Mac said 'I liked the black scary spider.'
Daisylou said 'I liked the band, the instruments made good sounds.'
Lily J. 'I liked looking at the African doll.'
Ashton 'I liked the cars made from wire.'
Emma D 'I liked the mosquito net. It helps people.'
Here are some Chinese New Year photos showing; Tai Chi, making Willow Pattern story plates, tasting Chinese food and having fun inside the very long Chinese dragon. Click on the pictures tp make them larger.
We had two days to experience and learn about Indian Culture and the Festival of Diwali. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.