Year 2’s current topic ‘Who is Emily Brown?’ was used as inspiration in their gymnastics lessons this week. Emily Brown’s favorite toy is a floppy eared rabbit called Stanley. We looked at photos and videos of different breeds of rabbit, focusing and identifying the way that they move and travel.
In celebration of National Poetry Day we composed a poem called ‘Rabbits like Stan.’ In small groups we built sequences by selecting appropriate movements to convey the words of the poem. The children came up with a wealth of creative ideas and were able to link their movements with the music and poem words effectively. The children enjoyed sharing their sequences with the rest of the class at the end of the lesson.