During the first half term, Year 2 were very busy thinking all about 'Happiness'. They found out about favourites and the important things that make different people happy. They decided on a circus theme in the classroom because it was one of their favourite places that made lots of people happy. They completed lots of fun activities and learning tasks linked to the circus. They also enjoyed a few circus theme days where they tried gymnastics, made their own hanging acrobats and even had a go at juggling.
As part of their literacy focus Year 2 decided to look at fairytales with a happy ending. They really enjoyed learning the Rumpelstiltskin story and used it to write their very own fairytale story. They were super lucky to have a special visit from Mrs DiRienzo, who came in to help them bring their fairytale characters to life in a drama session.
Finally, they celebrated the end of their 'Happiness' topic by planning and hosting their own fairytale party day. They invited their teddies, prepared all of the party food, planned a timetable of party activities, decorated the classrooms and came to school in fancy dress or their favourite party clothes. It was such an exciting way to end the first half term. Everyone worked very hard and made their teachers proud!