Home reading: Children will each have a home reading book and a home school contact book. We expect children to read a minimum of 3 times a week and this to be recorded in their purple book. We also encourage parents/carers to ask their children questions about what they have read to ensure they are understanding their text.
Reading breakfast: Reading breakfast will take place again this year on a Wednesday morning from 08:30. We strongly encourage parents to come and share a book with their child and other children in the class to promote the importance of reading. Please check the school calendar for starting dates.
Guided reading: Children will take part in guided reading sessions daily. In these sessions they will work as a group to explore challenging texts as well as completing independent activities to improve their fluency, comprehension, retrieval skills and vocabulary.
The Year 2 reading spine is a set of books which we hope will challenge and inspire our children with a love of reading. Some of the books we will be reading in class and some the children are welcome to take home. We hope that by the end of the year every child in Year 2 would have been exposed to these fantastic reads.
Year 2 Reading Spine
Esio Trot- Factory Roald Dahl
George’s Marvellous medicine Roald Dahl
The Queen’s Nose Dick King Smith
The Hodgeheg Dick King Smith
Worst Witch collection-Jill Murphy
Horrid Henry- Francesca Simon and Tony Ross
Charlotte’s Webb- E B White
The Snake who came to stay- Julia Donaldson
The Dragon Machine- Helen Ward
My Oh My a butterfly- Dr Seuss