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Year 2

Reading - word reading

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Continue to apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words until automatic decoding has become embedded and reading is fluent
  • Read accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far, especially recognising alternative sounds for graphemes
  • Read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same graphemes as above
  • Read words containing common suffixes
  • Read further common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word
  • Read most words quickly and accurately, without overt sounding and blending, when they have been frequently encountered
  • Read aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation
  • Reread these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading

 

Reading - comprehension

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
  • Listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • Discussing the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related
  • becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales
  • Being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways
  • Recognising simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry
  • Discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
  • Discussing their favourite words and phrases
  • Continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
  • Understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by:
  • Drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
  • Checking that the text makes sense to them as they read, and correcting inaccurate reading
  • Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  • Answering and asking questions
  • Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • Participating in discussion about books, poems and other works that are read to them and those that they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say
  • Explaining and discuss their understanding of books, poems and other material, both those that they listen to and those that they read for themselves

 


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