This week in Year 2 we have had fun finding out about where tea grows in India. We found out that it grows in the foothills of the Himalayas where the climate is very wet. We learnt what happens when the tea is picked and then tasted a variety of teas from India. Some of the children enjoyed the Darjeeling while others would have preferred it with milk and sugar! We also found out all about the Hindu festival of Holi and the children retold the story of Prince Prahlad and the Demon King and had lots of fun at forest school making brightly coloured patterns on the field from coloured sand.
We have had lots of fun reading more fairy tales and have really enjoyed some modern fairytales with a twist. 2RA enjoyed some drama, hotseating the wolf, Grandma and Little Red Riding Hood. The children asked the characters lots of questions while the characters tried to answer in role. The wolf was rather too convincing and didn’t want to stop being big and bad and thought that the children looked rather tasty.
After half term, we will be writing our own versions of Little Red Riding Hood. It would support your child’s learning if you share some of your favourite fairy tales and have a go at retelling a story orally using some fairy tale language, for example, ‘Long, long ago’ and ‘Once there lived’.