In response to the book, the children reflected on their own ideas of home. Within our diverse and international school, 'home' for children can be several places, often spread across different countries. We discussed feelings we might have at home, such as safety and warmth, our loved ones, like parents, siblings and pets, and also special objects that tell us that we’re home: favourite toys, much-loved books and gifts from the people we care about. We also used our senses to discuss the sights, sounds and smells that make our home feel like home.
With all these thoughts in mind, the Year 2 children wrote a poem and created a piece of artwork. As Nizar Ali Badr uses natural materials in his artwork, we decided to do the same. The children enthusiastically collected all sorts of dried leaves from our playground and used these in combination with coloured pencils and watercolour paint to make their artistic creations.
I hope you enjoy looking at some of the great pieces the Year 2 children created. We are also creating a display along the Year 2 corridor in school so we can celebrate the children’s excellent work.
By Thomas Wood
Year 2 Alligators teacher