Non -fiction Texts

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With the support of Mrs Leanne Sercombe, our PYP Teacher Librarian, the Year 2 classes have explored the features of non-fiction texts. The students have learnt about the layout of non-fiction texts and the key vocabulary used for each part. Over the next few weeks we will continue to learn more about non-fiction texts and by the end of the term students will be creating their own report connected to Forces.

Here are examples of non-fiction page layouts and the vocabulary we are using in our classrooms. As you explore books at home with your child help them make connections to these non-fiction features.


In order to create this report the students will be developing their research skills and linking this to the reading comprehension strategy of ‘Asking Questions’ throughout the reading process. For information on how to support this at home, please refer to the Ask Questions Parent Pipeline.



During our phonics lessons our focus has been deepening students’ understanding of the long vowels and how these are represented in words they are reading and spelling. The magic or bossy ‘e’, as you may have heard it called, applies to all of the vowels and as such is a useful one to reinforce at home. If you see a word with the silent ‘e’ at the end, spend some time talking about how it makes the vowels work together. The vowel rule “When two vowels go walking, the first does the talking” is a good way to reinforce the idea that the first vowel changes from the short sound to the long sound and the ‘e’ stays silent when you read the word.