Reading in Year 2

During Year 2, children will do the following to develop their reading skills:

  • Learn Phase 6 of the Letters and Sounds programme
  • Continue to identify High Frequency words and know these by sight
  • Take part in guided reading in small groups – ability appropriate
  • Implement strategies for decoding words
  • Receive more time for independent reading
  • Develop comprehension skills
  • Remember the use of punctuation whilst reading and the importance of this
  • Develop fluency by reading
  • Reading information from websites to gather information to complete activities
  • Develop expression, modelled by the teacher in shared reading
  • Read a variety of texts
  • Access the reading area where a variety of genres are available
  • Weekly Library time when children take a book home
  • Use the story chair to develop storytelling and story structure

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