Our value this half term is “Wisdom”. Year 4 listened to the story Jesus told about the wise and foolish builders. In response to the story, the children decorated their own sturdy houses, which stood firm on the rocks. They then created pictures using sand and lolly sticks to show how the house built on the sand quickly fell apart once the storms came in.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
The Wise and Foolish Builders: Matthew Chapter 7, Verses 24-29