Black History Bonanza- Rosa Parks

As part of Black History month, the children at Heygreen took park in a Black History Bonanza. Each class chose a significant black man or woman from history to study and complete tasks on. Year 2 chose Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was an activist in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, who became famous when on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat in the black section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. 

The children completed several tasks including a Who Am I? iPad search, a fact file, a time line and finally a Pop Art portrait. We really enjoyed learning about Rosa Parks and agree that she was a very brave woman who changed the course of history.

Human Geography

Today Year 2 went for a walk around our school to search for some human features (this that have been made by people). We spotted many different things including cameras, plastic bins, metal football goals and a climbing wall. One of the children stated , “humans make lots of things that we use everyday”.

The Art of Persuasion 

Today year 2 were looking at persuasive writing. We spoke about using persuasive language such as ‘I believe’, ‘I am certain’ and ‘In my opinion’ to make our ​​sentences more powerful. We recorded ourselves trying to persuade other children to come to our fabulous school. Have a look at the videos to see how we got on.