Local Learning and the Mayor’s visit to Y2

At Central Primary School, we are really proud to be located in the heart of Watford.
Learning about our locality is an essential part of helping children become more aware about their surroundings and the environment they are likely to interact with daily. It also encourages the children to become more responsible about keeping our town a happy and safe place to live in.
During the Summer Term, Year 2 have been learning all about Watford. We have explored the surrounding areas, how Watford became a town and its proximity to the capital city. We also have considered the impact of the recent regeneration in the heart of the town. From these learning experiences, we became enthused all about the town and wanted to meet the Mayor of Watford in to share our learning and thoughts.
Last week, we welcomed Peter Taylor, the Mayor of Watford, to Year 2. Each class split into smaller groups and had the opportunity to develop their Oracy and teamwork skills by preparing a presentation about all the things that the children like about Watford and ideas they had to make it a better place to live in.
Peter was very impressed with the children’s behaviour and knowledge about Watford.
He Tweeted later on the following:
‘Really enjoyed visiting @Centralprimary. Fantastic presentations from the pupils and lots of great questions too.’
We are really proud of the excellent learning the children have been a part of and how well they articulated themselves and the thoughtful initiatives about making it a better place. This is one of many times I have been so proud of the children I teach. 
Well done to all the children in Year 2 and we are very grateful to Peter Taylor for giving up his time. 

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