This week in religious education we listened to a story from the Christian faith. It was a story about two builders, one who built his house on rocks and the other who built his house on sand. Jesus told this story as a way of explaining what it means to follow God . We found out that;
‘The wise man is the man who builds his house on rocks because his house won’t fall down as the rocks give a strong base and
the foolish man is the man who builds his house on sand because the sand is soft and will come crashing down’
We tried to demonstrate this using a cone as the house, we created ‘rain’ with some water and looked what happened, the sand began to make the house sink but the house on the rocks didn’t move.
When asked why this happened:
Leo said that “the sand is soft” and Bella told us that it was because “rocks are stronger than sand”, we all decided that the ‘rain’ would eventually wash the sand away.
Where we would build our house? We all agreed that we would build our houses on the rocks. We then talked about our ‘class rules’ and decided that these were the ‘rock’ of our classroom.
Wow! what an exciting day we had to start our new topic.
We really enjoyed going into the ‘dark room’ to look for different nocturnal animals. We used our torches and had to look high and low to find the animals. We found owls, badgers, mice, hedgehogs, bats and foxes.
We then became fact finders in class. We were given an animal and working together we had to find pieces of the puzzle to make our group’s animal. Behind each piece was a fact, we then used these facts to find out more about the creatures. Some facts we didn’t know – did you know that hedgehogs can swim?
To finish the day, we all went in the hall where Mrs. Storr read us a bedtime story and we had hot chocolate and cookies. It was a great day.