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Children loved dressing up in red and walking to the park.
After arriving, we all had great fun playing on the play area and having the chance to let off some steam. All of Year 2 behaved very well and it was lovely seeing them have a fabulous time! Here are some of the photos taken.
In Year 2 we are currently basing our English on the book called 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt. Everyone is enjoying this book and the tasks they have been set linking to the text. Some great work has been produced by the children so far.
We talked about what we thought of the book and tried to give reasons for our opinions.
Taylor - "I enjoyed the green crayon's letter to Duncan because he was happy with his work but he wasn't happy about yellow and orange fighting".
Bradley - "I thought the pictures of the crayons were funny, especially the purple crayon".
Charlie - "I liked that the book was full of letters".
Jack - "I liked it where green was worried for his friends but he was also very proud of his work".
Symone - "I enjoyed that there were lots of different characters instead of just one main one".
Year 2 gave this book a huge 5 out of 5 stars!
After learning about different jobs during The Great Plague of London in 1665, the children were fascinated by the plague doctor mask. The plague doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items such as flowers and herbs. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which was seen by some as the cause of infection.
Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed sculpting their own masks and used different techniques and equipment to cut, shape, smooth and mould their designs. After talking to the children, it was evident that they loved expressing themselves creatively by working with clay.
This half term in P.E. Year 2 have focused on dance. We have used our imaginations and thought about how animals, in particular cats, move. We have thought about how to plan a dance and how to convey emotion in our movements. Today, we have been working on planning our very own cat dances in groups to music. Children were encouraged to include learning from previous weeks to incorporate a range of motions and emotions within their dances.
Groups were given the opportunity to perform their dances to the rest of the class on the stage to music. Children were then encouraged to provide feedback to the different groups in terms of what they thought went well and what could be improved on next week.
Following on from learning about the symptoms of the plague, children have been learning about some of the gruesome jobs during The Great Plague of London in 1665. They learned about what plague doctors, watchers, searchers, corpse bearers and bellmen were and what their jobs entailed. Children loved doing some drama and acting out the different jobs.
Children then wrote about the different jobs and some thought about which job they thought was the most important and why.
Children were introduced to the different diets of the rich and poor. They learned that rich people were able to afford sugar and ate a lot of meat including puffins, swans and herons! On the other hand, poor people's diets were very different. They ate a lot of pottage (vegetable stew) and wholemeal bread. This afternoon, children thoroughly enjoyed making biscuits with sugar and dried fruits in the rich kitchen and brown bread in the poor kitchen.
After covering the hall and ourselves in flour, the bread and biscuits were put on baking trays ready to be cooked. Everyone had a great afternoon and are looking forward to sampling their delights.