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Year 1 and 2 - Supporting your child at home


Useful Websites









Recommended Reads . . .

Funny bones by Allan Ahlberg

Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough

Watch out Big Bro's Coming by Jez Alborough

Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz

Whatever by William Bee

Tasty Poems By Jill Bennet

Oi! Get off Our Train by John Burningham

Beegu by Alexis Deacon

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

This is Bear by Sarah Hayes and Helen Craig

Trust Me, Mum! by Angela McAllister and Ross Collins

Not Now, Bernard! by David McKee


Tips for Reading with your Child

Make time to share books with your child.

Listen to them read, listen to audio books together and try to chat about reading

Have a range of reading materials available - books, websites, magazines, newspapers, apps

Be a role model and show how reading can help you follow your interests

Research things together. Use the internet, the library as well as books. Talk to them about

what information will you use and how you know you can trust your sources

Questions to ask. . .

Take a break at a full stop

Look at the illustrations

Say the word like a robot then blend it

Re-read the sentence to see if it makes sense

Break the words into chunks

Point to each word

Have a guess

Look at the punctuation see if it will help you understand the meaning


Useful Apps

Art Set

math 5-7



Mr. Thorne's spell book

Pirate Treasure Hunt