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Year 2 recommended reading


This is just a recommended reading list that has books suitable for year 2. Any reading that you complete at home with your children will be beneficial. They can read anything and everything: magazines, take away menus, newspapers and their favourite books.


Questioning when reading


When we read with our children the types of questions we ask are really important and will give us a clear idea of how much the children actually understood from the extract. As time goes on, our children become fantastic at segmenting and blending words which is great however in order to take their reading to the next level we should now try to test their comprehension skills (are they understanding what they have read?). In the PowerPoint below are the key style of questions (with examples) to apply when you are reading with your child to help promote their comprehensive understanding. 

Interactive Resources

Here are some links to some stories read aloud by authors and actors. 


David Walliams has announced that he will be releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days in a bid to provide entertainment for children currently unable to go to school.

The Britain’s Got Talent Judge and hugely successful children’s author will release recordings of extracts from his books including “The World’s Worst Children” at 11am every day.


Cressida Cowell reads a chapter a day of How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell reads a chapter a day for her exciting story 'How to Train Your Dragon'. Use this link to find the first chapter, then you can follow it daily for the next chapter.

Story time: Don't Look In This Book

Miss Philpot reads a bedtime story: Don't Look In This Book... I dare you to have a look!



If you really like reading like your year 2 teachers then why not try to complete the reading challenge below over the next few weeks. How many books do you think you can read? Remember even if you don't have the book in front of you theres lots of stories to read online too!