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 R.E. Unit 3b How and why do Hindus celebrate Divali ? 

       This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

       A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA, R.E. Unit 3b: How and why do Hindus celebrate Divali ?

       For a complete list of what's included see the table below.  (Divali is spelt with a V and not a W in QCA documents)

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

The story of Rama and Sita

 (16 pages)

Who were Rama and Sita?

To learn about the key events of the story of Rama and Sita

The story of Rama and Sita with pictures split into 5 parts.

Sequence the story of Rama and Sita

(1 page)

Who were Rama and Sita?

To learn about the key events of the story of Rama and Sita

Pictures to cut out, sequence and write short caption about the pictures

Drama

(7 pages)

Who were Rama and Sita?

To learn about the key events of the story of Rama and Sita

Masks to use to dramatise the story of Rama and Sita

Divali Questions

 (2 pages)

Who were Rama and Sita?

To learn about the key events in the story

Questions about the story, write answers as sentences

Pictures from the story of Rama and Sita

 (4 pages)

Who were Rama and Sita?

To consider the feelings and motivations of the characters in the story

Pictures from the story can be used to discuss the characters individually

Characters in the story of Rama and Sita

(1 page)

Who were Rama and Sita?

To consider the feelings and motivations of the characters in the story

Comment on each of the characters if they like them or not and why

Divali by Amar

(2 pages)

Why do Hindus have divas?

To identify some practices associated with Divali

Story by an Indian boy about the events in Divali. Questions about Divali

Make a diva

(1 page)

Why do Hindus have divas?

To identify some practices associated with Divali

Brief explanation of why divas are lit Instructions and picture to make a diva

Acrostic poems for Divali

(3 pages)

Why do Hindus have divas?

To identify some practices associated with Divali

Pages ready to write an acrostic poem Divali, Lights, Divas

Divali cards

(2 pages)

 

How do Hindus prepare for Divali?

To learn about the purpose of sending Divali cards

A couple of examples of Divali cards to colour in or use collage materials as ideas for making own cards.

How to make barfi

(1 page)

Why do Hindus have divas?

To identify some practices associated with Divali

Recipe to make barfi sweets eaten during Divali.

All about Rangoli

 (6 pages)

How do Hindus prepare for Divali?

To learn about the purpose of rangoli patterns

Explanation about Rangoli, how to make the patterns, grids to use as templates

Rangoli patterns

(33 slides)

How do Hindus prepare for Divali?

To learn about the purpose of rangoli patterns

Pictures of rangoli patterns fro ideas can be printed off to use as templates

Flower Garland

(1 page)

How do Hindus prepare for Divali?

To learn about the purpose of rangoli patterns

Explanation and how to make flower garlands for Divali

Invitation to Divali Celebrations

(2 pages)

How do Hindus prepare for Divali?

To know about the importance of preparation for Divali

Write a letter to a friend to explain the preparation of Divali celebrations use the given statements to help

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