Reading at home
Please read with your child every night for at least 10 minutes. Within this time, discuss the story together and ask questions to develop a good understanding of the story. If they have finished their book then please read a different book from home or visit the library. It is also really important that children regularly hear adults read stories to them to encourage a love of storytelling.
If you are stuck for books to read with your child then here is a list of books that we recommend.
Year 2 End of Year Expectations - Literacy
I am able to ask questions to get more information and clarify meaning.
I am able to explain ideas and concepts, showing understanding and comprehension.
I am able to decide when I need to use specific vocabulary.
I am aware that formal and informal situations require different language (beginning).
I am able to retell a story using narrative language and linking words and phrases.
I am able to hold the attention of people I am speaking to by adapting the way I talk.
I am able to understand how to speak for different purposes and audiences (beginning).
I am able to perform a simple poem from memory.
I am able to decode automatically and fluently.
I am able to blend sounds in words that contain the graphemes we have learnt.
I am able to read most suitable books accurately, showing fluency and confidence.
I am able to read aloud with expression and intonation.
I am able to talk about and give an opinion on a range of texts.
I am able to discuss the sequence of events in books and how they relate to each other.
I am able to locate information about a given topic.
I am able to use prior knowledge, including context and vocabulary, to understand texts.
I am able to retell stories, including fairy stories and traditional tales.
I am able to interpret non-fiction books which might be structured in different ways.
I am able to read for meaning and check that the text makes sense.
I am able to form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another.
I am able to use capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters.
I am able to use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.
I am able to orally rehearse structured sentences or sequences of sentences.
I am able to use subordination and co-ordination.
I am able to use expanded noun phrases.
I am able to write different kinds of sentences: statement, question, exclamation and command.
I consistently use the present tense and past tense correctly.
I am able to use the progressive forms of verbs in the present and past tense.
I am able to use capital letters for names of people, places, day of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
I am able to use commas to separate items in a list.
I am able to use apostrophes to show where letters are missing and to mark singular possession in nouns.