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Children in Year 2 will have an English lesson everyday for one hour. One of these lessons will have a significant reading focus.      At Thorpe Lea we follow a text based Literacy curriculum.   Below is the intended learning for our first book of the term 'The Bear Under the Stairs' by Helen Cooper.


English Literacy - Autumn Term

During Autumn term, we will be reading the following texts:  "The Bear under the Stairs" by Helen Cooper and "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear in the first half term.  Then we will be reading "The Journey Home" by Frann Preston-Gannon and "Wolves" by Emily Gravett in the second half of term.


English Comprehension - Autumn Term

The children will be enjoying "Eric" by Shaun Tan and "Africa, Amazing Africa" by Atinuke.


English Literacy - Spring Term

During the Spring term, we will be reading the following texts:  "A Walk in London" by Salvatore Rubbino, "Great Fire of London" by Emma Adams and James Weston Lewis, "The Dragon Machine" by Helen Ward and "Tadpole's Promise" by Jeanne Willis.


English Comprehension - Spring Term

The children will be enjoying "The Street Beneath my Feet" by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer and "Fanatical About Frogs" by Owen Davey.


English Literacy - Summer Term

During the Summer term, we will be reading the following texts:  "House Held up by Trees" by Ted Kooser, "Jim and the Beanstalk" by Raymond Briggs and finally "Rosie Revere Engineer" by Andrea Beaty.

Autumn 1 - 2023/2024 - Spelling List

Autumn 2 - 2023/2024 - Spelling List

Spring 1 Spelling List

Spring 2 Spelling List

Summer 1 Spelling List

Summer 2 Spelling List