Year 1 and 2
We are so pleased to be back together again as a class and are excited to learn and play as a team once more. It has been fun welcoming our new class members from Oak and we already feel like we belong together as a group in Willow.
During autumn term our project in Willow Class is 'Remember, Remember...' In our project lessons, we are going to be finding out about people who made a difference to the world through their choices. As we learn, we shall be thinking about our key concepts of rights, democracy and sacrifice.
In our English lessons, we read 'Malala's Magic Pencil'. We learnt about the life of Malala Yousafzai and discovered what power there is in a pencil when you are brave and you want to see a change for better in the world. Malala really wanted to make sure that girls had the same right to go to school as boys. We wrote a short information text about Malala.
One thing we learnt about Malala was that she was born and grew up in Pakistan. We located Pakistan on a map. We then discovered that in Pakistan, trucks are famously decorated with bright and colourful patterns and pictures. We made our own jingle truck to brighten up our classroom.
We learnt about the time when an ordinary lady called Rosa Parks stood up for the rights of black people in America. She refused to give up her seat for a white person even though, at that time, it was the law. We learnt that Rosa Parks was an activist and her choice led to a peaceful boycott of buses by the black people in her community. It eventually led to a changes in the law to give equal rights to everyone.
After half term, we are going to be learning about the events of the gunpowder plot. We shall find out why this event is marked each year on 5th November.