As part of history week, year 2 have explored the American activist ‘Rosa Parks’. Pupils have learnt why this significant individual wanted to bring about change and her journey towards equality. The children have really brought their learning to life, using the school bus to re-enact the story of Rosa Parks which gave them an insight of the daily struggles for black communities in 1950’s America. Pupils have also created their own Rosa Parks inspired art drawing using a variety of media.
Give Racism the Red Card
As a school we dressed in red on 16th October to support ‘Give Racism the Red Card’. During the day pupils designed their own posters against racism which they put a lot of effort into, the class winner for Year 2 was Lexi. Pupils also had the opportunity to try a variety of tropical fruit from the Caribbean which they had never tasted before, I think you can tell from their smiles that they thoroughly enjoyed this experience!
We invited a steel band to George Street as part of Black History Month where the children learnt about Caribbean culture. Pupils had the opportunity to ask the visitors lots of questions and of course they had an amazing time learning and playing traditional songs on the steel drums which has brought their learning to life!
It has been lovely to see the children return with such enthusiasm as we enter a new school year.
In maths, the class have been focussing on place value. The children have been constructing two digit numbers using Base 10 equipment and learning about the value of digits within numbers. We have started to add 10 to given numbers and also begun counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
In English, we have enjoyed reading parts of ‘Coming to England’ written by Floella Benjamin. The children have been able to reflect and put themselves into Floella’s shoes when she arrived in England from Trinidad back in 1960.
In topic, the children have started to explore who Florence Nightingale was and when she lived. Pupils enjoyed a hide and seek game to find out clues about her past.