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This half term, Year 2 have become busy Bookworms!
In 2 Jay, we have introduced a Bookworm Reading Club, where parents have been invited in to read with their child.
The club started on Wednesday 1st November and it has seen an increase in parents coming each week.
The Reading Club runs on a Wednesday morning from 8:50am – 9:30am. The children read with their parents and each session has a different questioning focus from VIPERS.
The idea behind the Bookworm Reading Club is to encourage a love of reading both at home and at school and to improve the relationship between parents and school.
If this club continues to be successful, we will start running the club in the adjacent Year 2 Jackdaw class with a view to expanding it to Year 1.
I like reading with my mum in school. Hamza
I like reading with my mum. Livjote
So far this term, Year 2 have been busy birds!
Both Jay and Jackdaw enjoyed a trip to Saltaire at the beginning of this half term.
All the children were excited to travel on the bus and sit next to their friends.
When we got there, we had to look out for all the human features that were in Saltaire (things that had been built by people) and the physical features that we could see (things that were made naturally, without people). We had been learning about these differences in class before our trip.
We had to write down all the things that we found and record this information in a table.
Another exciting challenge on our trip was to become a Saltaire Detective!
We had fun trying to find clues that tell us Saltaire is an old village.
Everyone enjoyed trying to draw these clues too.
Some of the clues we found were:
– old street lamps,
– cobbled streets and
– the band stand in the park.
Back in school, Year 2 have been busy understanding important skills how to read different maps.
First of all, we looked at a map of the UK. We learned that the UK is split into 4 different countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We then had fun finding out their capital cities. We know that we live in England and our capital city is London!
We have just started studying different symbols and keys on a map and know how important these are.
In class, we have had a go at using some of these symbols and labelled our own maps.
We managed to label Victoria Road on the map and put the same symbol in our key.
This week we are designing our very own park using a key!
You will have to come and look at our work up on display!