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The Dot, Where Will It Take Year 2?

Posted on October 14 2020

The Dot, Where Will It Take Year 2?

Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed reading the story ‘The Dot’ by Peter Reynolds this half termYear 2 have thoroughly enjoyed reading the story ‘The Dot’ by Peter Reynolds this half term.

The Dot is a beautiful story about a girl named Vashti who is encouraged by her teacher to take a risk.  Vashti does not believe she can draw.  She is filled with self-doubt until her teacher gently persuades her to, “just make a mark and see where it takes you.” This inspirational story shows how one reluctant learner gains self-esteem with just one dot.  Once Vashti sees her artwork signed and framed, she is inspired to experiment more with dots.  The simple support of her teacher gives Vashti the confidence to take risks and to grow.  Vashti then passes on her teacher’s words of wisdom to another student who does not believe he can draw a straight line. 

In English / PSHE we thought about the message of the book and had some really interesting discussions about how it feels to lack confidence in a certain area.  At Forest Park, we are great believers in taking risks and having a go! Feeling inspired Year 2 got creative making their own dots and framing them in gold. We used different collage materials, glitter pens and crayons. 

We also thought about what ‘One black dot could be’ and really let our imaginations run wild. 

Mrs Lynn

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