When Apple the pony became very confused as to when she could wear the beautiful hat she had found, she relied on all her farm yard friends to help her solve her problem! Thanks to some plucky chickens, a gang of party-animal pigs, Buster the puppy and Einstein the cow, Apple discovered the best season for her hat was summer. Every single Year 2 child was a star, singing with gusto, acting with enthusiasm and dancing with style! With 10 songs to learn, costumes and props to be made and lines and action to be learnt, this amazing production was the result of a real team effort, involving both adults and children. The smiles on the faces of the performers and the audience at the end made it all worthwhile!
Participating in performances like ‘Hats Off’ provide so many benefits for the children. They have an opportunity to learn together with children from across the year group, they need perseverance to learn songs and lines, and then put the effort into practicing until they are ready to perform. Public speaking is a skill that all children need to develop, and drama provides a platform for a whole year group to have a go at speaking to an intimidating, albeit very supportive, group of adults. Building memory, developing empathy, learning to trust others, becoming socially aware – the list could go on.
All in all the children did an amazing job and we should take our ‘hats off’ to them.
Ms Clare Lowson, Year 2 Leader