Last term ended with a BANG! After working on creating our model buildings to re-create the houses of Pudding Lane, we finally burnt them down in a one-off spectacular! Fortunately, we had ex-fire-fighter, Dave, on hand to help contain the fire. This was especially important as our re-enactment of the fire reflected the windy conditions of 2nd September 1666, helping the fire to spread more quickly!
After burning down the houses of Pudding Lane, we enjoyed an interactive history workshop where we dressed up in the different roles of key figures of the time. We enjoyed Arthur playing the role of Samuel Pepys and Rafan playing the part of King Charles II. Every child in the class had some part to play in our engaging workshop. We thoroughly enjoyed finishing off our history topic in this way!
The final week before half-term saw us enjoy bird-week, where we took part in lots of different bird-related activities across the whole school. We kept tallies of birds we had seen when bird-watching outside, and transferred this data onto our own bar charts. We also drew around our hands to create colourful parrots, where we practised counting in fives as we added longer and longer tails to our stunning creations!
Putting the cherry on the cake, we were lucky enough to enjoy a visitor from Eagle Heights share his knowledge of birds with us. We even saw these glorious birds fly and swoop across our school hall!
Next week will be my last week and I would just like to say a huge thank you to all of the children and parents in Year 2 for being so fantastic to work with. I will be sad to leave such a lovely team and class, but I know that the children will thrive under the care of Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Quirk.
Wishing all of you the very, very best and much love!