On Thursday Charlie came to visit Y2 as part of our English work about dogs. We had a great afternoon where groups came out to see Charlie and others back in class made origami dogs, sketched Charlie from pictures, completed dog wordsearches and used fact books to find out more about Lhasa Apso's (the breed that Charlie is). The children were very kind, calm and sensible with Charlie. They found out lots about him. Charlie licked most of the children, was fed by them and of course recieved lots of strokes which he loved. Well done Y2 a great afternoon!
On Thursday 11th October Y2 had a Writing Workshop. We had parents and family members come and join us for the morning. Children and adults worked together throughout the morning to practice their pencil grip, handwriting, karate punctuation and to then to do some writing about Traction Man. Well done to all the children and adults for working hard!
Today we finished our final lesson about Rosa Parks. We were thinking about how she must have felt. In order to do this we gave some children at random a bib to wear. These children had special privileges such as not needing to sit on the carpet, having a teddy bear to work with them, water bottle on the table and extra play - because they were wearing a bib. There was lots of emotion in todays english lesson where children were thinking about if it was fair or not.
In the end we all decided that it wasn't fair. "We are all the same underneath, it doesn't matter what we wear or look like" said Ella. Adam even decided to take his bib off and give it back as he didn't want the privileges anymore.
We then thought about how what we had done had been like what Rosa Parks and the people in Alabama in the 1950's. The children said she must have been really upset, sad and frustrated. Year 2 worked hard this morning thinking about others. We all decided we preferred to be treated all the same!