Magic Squares

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This week, as part of our work learning about how the streets have changed over time, the Year 2s read about the plague. They discovered that people were so frightened of becoming sick that they tried magic. They believed that if they put a magic square on their door it would keep away the plague. The children enjoyed making their own magic squares, where all the rows and columns added to make 15. They then decorated them to make them beautiful, as back in the time of the plague they were put on decorated wooden or pottery plaques before being hung on the door.

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