Celebrating Great Women

This half-term sees Year 2 explore the achievements of some great women in recent history. This week, we read some of Judith Kerr’s most celebrated series involving ‘Mog’, the cat. We couldn’t decide which our favourite was and so we learnt how to write a book review to help us decide.

The theme of female authors continued, and after being inspired by J.K. Rowling’s world of wizards and witches, Year 2 wrote their own magical potions. Making their class teacher disappear was a popular spell. Very strange!

“You’ll need a few rotten apples for my spell”, wrote an excited Amber.

What magical spell would you create if you had a magic wand?
With this in mind, Year 1’s have discussed that it is hard to grow or learn if we say “I won’t do it”. We won’t grow a great deal if we say “I can’t do it” but we will start to grow if we start thinking, “I want to do it” and we will grow a little more if we say “How do I do it?”. We’ll grow even more if we say “I’ll try to do it” and we will flourish if we say “I can do it”.

The children have started the year with a great positive attitude towards their learning and it is fantastic to hear the children say “I can do it” before each lesson.
Think about how can you apply this message in your life and school work?

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