Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School

Google Translate

Google Translate

Home Page

Sir Henry Fermor

Church of England Primary School

Tel: 01892 652405

Content Slideshow


Reading with your child.

Reading is the number one priority for your child's home learning and if you struggle to fit in anything else, then reading should be the most important!  Even if your child is reluctant to have a go, please ensure that you are sharing books and reading to them.


Please keep the Reading Record and reading book in their book bags and send them into school daily so that we are able to record their school reading and monitor how and when they are reading at home. 


Please write in their reading record book each time they read to an adult or older sibling.

If your child is now able to read more fluently to themselves please remember to question them to encourage comprehension.  Some helpful questions are:

What was the first event? What happened next?

Can you retell the story in your own words?

Could this be a true story or is it fictional?  Why do you think that?

What did the word …….. mean? 

What are the other words the author could have used that mean the same thing?

Which was your favourite phrase? Why? 

Which words are the nouns/adjectives?

What do you think will happen next?

Why did the character behave in that way?  How were they feeling?  What words made you think that?


Please ensure that all children are having books read to them also, even if they are confident 'free' readers. Please check back soon for a book list as suggestions of appropriate texts.




Words that are not decodable

In addition to the decodable words in their reading books that we have taught the children to blend in their phonic learning, they are expected to read and spell other words that are shown below.

These words are not decodable or contain unusual graphemes and so will need to be practised and learnt.  They are called the Common Exception Words.

Please work on the appropriate ones throughout the year with your child, starting with the Year 1 list.  To reach the expected level in Year 2 they will need to be able to read and spell many of the Year 2 words by the end of the year.


Suggested books for Year 2

Many parents have asked for recommendations for suitable reading books.

We would always recommend anything by Roald Dahl except the two that we are reading during the year : The BFG and James and the Giant Peach.

Please click on the picture for a link to a useful site for further information.














Log in to Oxford Owls using the student tab 


Password: Fermor