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Daily Reading

Please aim for your child to read for around 20 minutes each day. This could be a book from school, a book from home or an e-book. Below are some suggestions of some websites that might be useful.


Oxford Owl


Parents can register for a selection of free e-books at Oxford Owl. This selection includes some books from Oxford Reading Tree with familiar characters like Biff and Chip.


Renaissance MyOn


Renaissance have enabled free access to their new ‘MyOn’ package for the duration of the school closures. It’s an e-books platform with lots of variety of non-fiction texts to support reading for pleasure or research. There are some picture books available and some that are suitable for children in Year 2. Click on this link to browse the selection available. 


Solihull Library Service


Solihull's Library Service also has a selection of e-books available. You will need to register for this service. Find out more details on their website.


CBeebies Bedtime Stories


You might also like to listen to a story from cBeebies - even if it isn't yet bedtime. There are about 30 available to listen to. You can discuss what happens in the story, who the characters are and ask your child their opinion (did they like or dislike it and why?) You can also pause the story at a couple of points and discuss why might happen next.


Amazon Audible

A selection of audio books can be found on Audible's website here


Accelerated Reader


Some children in Year 2 started to use Accelerated Reader. Where possible, children can continue to quiz on books at home.


To access your child’s Accelerated Reader account from home, please click on the logo on the Quick Links page of the website. Your child should know their user name and password. Please contact the school office via email ( if you experience problems logging on and a member of staff will be in touch to help you.


If you have a book at home, you can see if it has a quiz available on the Accelerated Reader Bookfinder website.


Further guidance and information about using Accelerated Reader at home can be found here.


Book Suggestions


Dear Year 2


I hope you are all well and keeping safe.  I am missing you all in the library, especially our library times and KS1 Book Club on Wednesday lunchtimes.  I really enjoyed Anita Rani's reading aloud of 'Daisy and the Trouble with Life' by Kes Gray on the BBC Bitesize programme. I just love Daisy!  She's one of my favourite ever characters!


This week's Accelerated Reader book choices are also by Kes Gray.  I hope you enjoy them!

Grown-ups, let your child listen to the story being read aloud or enjoy sharing it together.  If you are able to, it will be useful to then mute the audio and listen to your child read the story aloud themselves.  The quiz details are listed underneath the YouTube Link.  Enjoy!


From Mrs Beddow


Book 1:

Oi Frog! - by Kes Gray

Quiz No: 228570  (Orange, 2.4)


Book 2:

Oi Dog! - by Kes Gray

Quiz No: 230756  (Yellow, 3.1)


Book 3:

Daisy:  Yuk - by Kes Gray

Quiz No:  224761 (Yellow, 3.8)

You'll have to listen carefully to this one though, as you can't see the words!


If you love Daisy as much as I do, have a look at the Library Zone page and follow the link to a draw-a-long with illustrator Nick Sharratt.