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This term saw the start of our 'Into the Woods' topic. We started to read Fantastic Mr Fox as a class novel, and planned our own woodland stories. If you have a copy, then why not finish reading this book with your child?

 

In fact, the best thing to do to increase your child's fluency and vocabulary knowledge is to READ, READ, READ! Below are a few suggestions for reading books your child may be interested in. Year 2 is the year group where most children really take off with their independent reading, so we do try to encourage them to move from picture books to simple chapter books.

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If a worksheet is differentiated, this means there are different ability levels. Look for chilli peppers or stars. * = mild, ** = medium, *** = spicy/challenging.

Phonics Play

 

Phonics Play is a well-known teaching resource that is commonly used in most, if not all, Year 2 classrooms up and down the country.

In light of the current climate, Phonics Play have made their resources free and accessible to all parents, carers and educators.

To access these resources, the username is march20 and the password is home

Decodable Phonics Comics

 

As part of the Phonics Play resources, they have created Comic style books which are all completely decodable. These kinds of texts will allow your child to practise the phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs that they know at a level which is appropriate for them.

In considering which level is most appropriate for your child, please feel free to take a look to which level of reading book they're on. If your child is reading at phase 5, we would advise reading phase 4 and 5 comics to ensure that he/she is being successful.

If you are finding that your child is fluently reading the comics that are the same level as their reading book, don't be afraid to hop up to the next level; however, please beware that your child may stumble over a few more words and may require support to decode. 

Audible

 

If you are unaware of Audible, Audible is a resource that is typically used for listening to audio books. It runs in conjunction with Amazon. 

In light of the recent closures, Audible have ensured that all children's stories are free to download and listen to. This is a separate service to the subscribed membership so if you wish to access this and you are not normally an Audible user, please ensure that you use the below link only. 

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