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Support with reading at home

Reading at home

On this page, you will find information about:

  • Websites that you can use to hear books being read.
  • Websites that you can use to read books online e.g. Rising stars and Oxford Owl. These are all linked to your reading level in school.
  • Reading strategies that you can use to help you read words that you are not sure of in your books.
  • Questions that you and your grown up can think about and answer when you are reading your books.

Online reading


Make sure you are accessing your online reading books on ‘Rising Stars.’ Please see the link below. We are checking this and adding new books weekly, so please check it out! Please let us know if you need your login via seesaw or our Year 2 email and we will send it to you asap. 

Below are a list of other websites that you can use to access online reading books, or simply listen to one for pleasure.
Reading Strategies to try when you are not sure of a word in your book

Read to us!

We know you are working so hard on your reading at home and have loved all of your reading videos that you have been sending us! If you haven’t sent us one yet, we would love to hear you reading something at home to see how you are getting on. It might be a school book, it might be an online book or a book of your choice! We would love you to send us a video or recording of you reading so that we can make sure you are still reading the correct level. You can send us a recording on Seesaw or by the year 2 email. We can't wait to hear you!


Questions for you and your grown up to think about when reading your books


As well as just reading books, it's really important that you are able to understand what has happened in the story/information book, answer questions about it and understand what the words mean and why the author has chosen to use them.


See below for some helpful questions to think about when you are reading and some questions that your grown ups can ask you too.

Questions to ask about the order of the story/information text (sequencing)
Questions about the words (vocabulary) in the story
Questions about what has happened in the story (retrieval)
Questions about what might happen next (predicting)