We have been focusing on non-fiction writing during our literacy lessons in Year 2. We wanted the children to understand that books can also help us with factual information, as well as telling wonderful stories. We started off by looking at a number of pet books. It soon became clear that Year 2 had found a new passion for guinea pigs!
We decided to use this enthusiasm to help us with our literacy work. We asked the year 2 children to use various books to research the topic. We then wrote a series of written reports, to help explain our findings. Our topic then added in a D & T element, with Year 2 making the cutest toy guinea pigs you have ever seen! A couple of our pet lovers explain more about their literacy work in the video above.