Year 2 have a Julia Donaldson day
Year 2 have been reading lots of stories by Julia Donaldson in literacy lessons and have met many of her characters including The Gruffalo, Room on a Broom, The snail and the whale, Stickman and many more. Many of these books have become firm favourites.
We had a whole day dedicated to Julia Donaldson where we came dressed up as one of the characters from her many stories. There were Gruffalos, witches, pirates, princesses, knights, highway rats, ladybirds and cats moving around year 2 that day. That morning we helped the witch make a deadly potion, we made tasty Gruffalo crumble and created Julia Donaldson art work.
On the afternoon we visited the Seven Stories where we had a drama workshop around the book ‘Jack and the flum flum tree’ and then visited the exhibition which showed us the manuscripts written by Julia Donaldson with her first ideas for the stories. We saw the first drafts of the illustrations for the pictures and even met the Gruffalo!