Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Year 2

Year 2 - Supporting your child with reading at home.

Following on from the Reading talks that were part of the Mother’s Day Breakfast, here are some suggestions and links to help you support your child with reading at home.


1).  Listen to your child read their school reading book

  • Decode - Help your child decode words – ask them:
  • Can you see any special friends? e.g. ai, a-e, ay.
  • Can you Fred Talk the word?

Attached: Set 1, Set 2, Set 3 and additional Sounds Sheet.


  • Comprehension - Help your child build their comprehension skills by asking questions/ chatting about what they have read.

Attached: Parent Reading Questions sheet – some ideas about questions you could ask.


  • Log your reading with your child on Boom Reader, including specific comments e.g.
  • Explained what … word meant.
  • Predicted what would happen on next page and explained why.
  • Struggled to read these words …


2). Accelerated Reader Quizzes.

For most children in Year 2, their school reading book has an Accelerated Reading level and Quiz code on it.

The very short online comprehension quizzes help us track your child’s progress.

Quizzes should be done within 24 hours of finishing the book so it is still fresh in your child’s mind.

Quizzes can be completed at school or at home on any device that can access the internet.

If it is possible to complete the quiz at home then the link is:    

This will take you to a screen that your child should recognise. See the attached ‘Logging on to Accelerated Reader’ guide to help your child log if they need support. Your child's log in details will be handed out at consultation meetings in March 2023.


3). RWI Homework – only for children taking part in daily RWI lessons.

Each week your child will bring home a sheet of words to practise based on a sound they have been learning or revising. Please cut the words up and use as to help your child build their ability to:

  • Speedily spot the special friend in the word.
  • Fred talk or ‘Fred in your Head’ the whole word accurately, gradually building up their speed.


3). Read to your child.

Read books that are appropriate to your child’s age but beyond their reading ability. This can help to build their love of reading through more exciting story-lines, whilst chatting about more detailed plots can help to develop their comprehension skills (see Question Stem sheet).

The following websites provide great ideas for books appropriate to your child’s age which could be requested from your local library.