This week in English, Year 2 learned about a ‘consceince alley’. This is a useful technique for exploring any kind of dilemma faced by a character, providing an opportunity to analyse a decisive moment in greater detail. Using our focus text, ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’, the children worked in groups of 5 to get into role as either Rosie, her uncle Fred or her great-great-great aunt Rose. The ‘aunts’ were Rosie’s supporters, shouting supportive messages whereas the ‘uncles’ were Rosie’s doubters, saying negative things about her inventions. The children were great at expressing different emotions and used their voices and facial expressions to get into character. Afterwards, we had a class discussion to think about how ‘Rosie’ may have felt during the conscience alley activity. The children came up with a wide range of words to describe ‘Rosie’s’ emotions and feelings.