See some of our latest learning below
This week all the classes on Countess way were taking part in a reading competition to see how many minutes they could read to contribute to a regional challenge which was to see if the region could read up to a million minutes. The competition allowed classes to publish minutes onto a live leader board and track progress across the 7-day challenge. This was a fantastic scheme and the region actually managed a total of nearly 5 and a half million minutes which is an incredible amount!
Firstly I have to say that we have really enjoyed this reading challenge and as a teacher I am competitive by nature and I also saw this as an opportunity to challenge 2D class. in the class there are 5 or 6 who find it hard to be motivated by reading but who are very competitive like myself. One Million Minutes really appealed to them with one child’s mum telling me that one night he read 207 minutes and he never reads normally! The class have been reading incredibly hard and we have centered all of our lessons over the past week around reading with various reading challenges, quiet reading, guided reading and book review type activities. At Brooklands we have a five for reading ethos and everything we teach is reading based from literacy, reading and project and where possible our maths too! We were also competing with Year 3/4 class who pushed us hard and we could hear cheering every time they overtook us on the leaderboard. This really was a brilliant scheme and one that we would consider more frequently in the future! The prize was just the extra incentive we needed! We are so thrilled to have won and because we are a new school and some of our reading pods are growing as we do as a school, they are needing filling and the children of lower KS2, as they will be from Monday, who worked hard on this challenge will get the chance to make their mark on the school for many years to come because of their hard work!
Very well done Year 2 I am a very proud teacher!
A very talented young girl in 4b has written a song all about reading and how important it is to read! Joined by some of her friends in the class, they sang the song in Lower Key Stage 2’s celebration assembly this week. We are all very proud of her and the girls for singing this song and wanted to share this with you all!
We are still on track for a 5pm arrival.
We are expecting the coach from the New Barn residential to return about 5pm today.
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