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St Joseph's Catholic Junior School

We Follow Christ's Footsteps in Love

Year 4 

Welcome to Year 4

'Hand in Hand we Live, Love, Learn and Achieve'

 

Our Class Motto in year 4 is, ‘Hand in hand we live, love, learn and achieve’. We have been reading the Butterfly Lion in English and have written a biography on the author, Michael Morporgo. This also links to our art and computing topics. In computing we are preparing presentations on African animals use J2E. In art we are learning all about how to draw in proportion and our final sketch will be of the animal we have been researching for our computing topic.

In RE we have been learning about the Sacraments of Initiation and the words, symbols and actions associated with these.

History is taking us back to Ancient Egypt where we have loved learning about King Tutankhamen and the discovery of his tomb. In science we have been learning about how sound travels and we have investigated which material absorbs sound best.

We look forward to our next learning adventures!

HINDUISM

We learnt about Hinduism. We have listened to the story of Rama and Sita. It was about a couple called Rama and Sita who were banished to the forest for 14 years. Suddenly, Sita was kidnapped by the demon king, Raha. Whilst being kidnapped, Sita left her jewellery which Rama followed to the edge of the island. Hanuman, king of monkeys, helped them cross the sea to Raha’s island. A war broke out between the demons and the beasts. Then, the demon king himself, appeared. Quickly, Rama shot the demon king with an arrow from the Gods. The king of demons had lost his majesty. On their way home, the people put diva lamps alight to guide Rama and Sita home.

 

We made our own diva lamps out of clay. First, we got a piece of clay each and made a hole in it for the candle. We did this with our thumb. Next, we smoothed the diva lamp and left it to harden. The next day, we painted it and had our photos taken. This links to the festival of Diwali because the diva lamps guided Rama and Sita home from the island where Rama and the demon king fighted. Also, the diva lamps guided Rama and Sita home.