March 23, 2017
This term Year 2’s topic for their cross curricular lessons is explorers. As part of our literacy lessons they have looked at explorers. First they studied the film “Up” and predicted what might happen after Carl releases the balloons and the house flies away; they then became very creative and thought of many different endings.
In the next lesson they discussed senses and what they would see, hear, smell and touch as the house flew away. Before writing, the students shared their ideas through group work. The students especially enjoyed the carousel activity: they had four stations and at each station they swapped and had to think of just one of the senses and wrote down their ideas. Once they had moved around all four groups, the children then chose their favourite sentences to write in their own literacy book.