Geography: Year 4 India Day


Year 4 pupils from Bede 's Preparatory School enjoyed a wonderful day when they dressed up in Indian costume and brought their own Indian lunch, in tiffin tins, that they had prepared at home.

During their maths lesson they counted and wrote in Hindi numbers, making the interesting discovery that many of the Hindi numbers were similar to those that we use every day, due to the fact that it is where our Hindu-Arabic numbers originated from.

The children then went on to write sentences and their names in Hindi, in their English lesson.

Lunch was very exciting as the children opened their tiffin tins and showed each other their culinary creations, all of which looked totally delicious. As the children sat eating and discussing their meal, they looked amazing in their costumes. Thanks must go to the families for supporting the children with their costumes and tasty tiffin tin fillings!

During the afternoon, in Integrated Studies the children learnt about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle, through non-violent protests, to help the Indian people gain independence from British rule, and the incredible work that he did to promote civil rights throughout the world.

All in all, it was a fun and very informative day, aiding Year 4 in learning more about India's history and culture.

Annie Fuller

Year 4 Teacher