Year 2 Whole Class Reading Units

Lists of Reading Domains and skills covered can be obtained by clicking below:

 

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Yr2 Whole Class Reading The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
 A wonderful story about a boy and his animal friends to introduce your class to

Whole Class Reading.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Leon and the Place Between by Grahame Baker-Smith
 Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers

to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and he gets transported to a mysterious world.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading The Great Dragon Rescue by M.P. Robertson
 Follow the adventures of how the baby dragon is rescued.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Dragon Poems
 A humorous and descriptive poem to introduce your class to the delights of poetry.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Non-Fiction Castles Usborne
 Discover the parts of a castle and what how knights are dressed.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Non-Fiction Remembrance Day CBeebies
Cover Remembrance Day in Key Stage One in an informative and

thought-provoking way.   Click here

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Lily and the Snowman
 A heart-warming story of friendship and commitment using film.  Click here

Yr2 Whole Class Reading What would Christmas be without love?
The real message of Christmas using a short film.  Click here

Yr2 Whole Class Reading How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens
 Follow the friendship of Iris and her friendly lion as they solve problems.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading How to Hide a Lion at School by Helen Stephens
Follow the friendship of Iris and her friendly lion as they solve more problems.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Mouse Fact File
Discover details about mice in this non-chronological report

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Elephants
Teach the ‘Find and Copy’ Skills the pupils find difficult within this unit of work

Yr2 Whole Class Reading The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson
A rhyming, narrative poem with rich vocabulary.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig weeks 1 & 2
Rediscover alternative versions of Traditional Tales with this humorous text.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig weeks 3 & 4
 Rediscover alternative versions of Traditional Tales with this humorous text.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
Follow Sunny’s adventures as he explores new places to live.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams
A funny, David Walliams creation about a big, blue, bossy, uninvited elephant!

Yr2 - Whole Class Reading Pirates Next Door by Johnny Duddle
Help prepare for SATs with this amazing text about the arrival of pirates in Tilda’s street.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Prince Cinders – by Babette Cole
Compare the Traditional Tale of Cinderella to Prince Cinders with the amazing

Babette Cole.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading There is No Dragon in This Story by Lou Carter
A delightful story of a dragon who wants to be a hero and not a villain for a change.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Flotsam by David Wiesner
An amazing, wordless, imaginative picture book linked to the treasures of the sea - your

pupils will be amazed...

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Little People, Big Dreams by Amelia Earhart
Inspirational women are detailed in these amazing non-fiction texts - just right for the Year 2 curriculum.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Vlad and The Great Fire of London by Kate Cunningham
Follow Vlad the flea and Boston the rat as they escape the fire of London.

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Images of God by Marie-Helene Delval
Link poetry and RE with this beautifully illustrated text showing how God can be ‘seen’

everywhere.

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Meerkat Christmas by Emily Gravett
Follow Sunny’s adventures as he sets off on a journey to find the perfect Christmas.

 

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading The Seeds of Friendship by Michael Foreman
Adam brings the green warmth of his previous home to his new urban world. An inspiring fable about making friends.

 

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Little Beauty by Anthony Browne
A very special gorilla is taught a very special skill: sign language. He appears to have everything he needs, but one day he signs that he is sad and needs a friend.

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading The Way Home for Wolf by Rachel Bright
Wolf cub Wilf doesn't want help from anyone but when Wilf finds himself lost and alone in the chill of the Arctic night, he discovers some special friends

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Stubby by Michael Foreman
Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend... and a dog. An incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in the First World War.

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Vlad and The Florence Nightingale Adventure by Kate Cunningham
Vlad the flea and Loxton the rat love living in the dirty hospital in Scutari until Florence Nightingale turns up. Then their lives begin to change.

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen
Rolf is such a good little wolf, but he has to prove he can still be a real wolf when he is challenged to be bad by a big bad wolf.  

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Sully the Seahorse by Natalie Pritchard
Sully the Seahorse, is a gorgeous tale about a seahorse who longs to be fast like the whales and isn’t happy being who he is. But he takes a journey of self-discovery where he finds that all of us are special in our own unique way.

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Monty the Manatee by Natalie Pritchard
Monty the Manatee is a charming, uplifting tale which explores themes of bullying and friendship and emphasises the importance of being kind.

 

Yr2 Whole Class Reading Vlad and the Space Race by Kate Cunningham
Strelka and Vlad are living on the streets in Moscow before being taken on an adventure of a lifetime.  A true story about some of the first animals in space.