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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Spring Term

4 Resource Packs

About the theme

Families come in all shapes and sizes - and this unit celebrates exactly that, with aspirational, diverse and inclusive texts that link to the music curriculum as well as relationships education. Resources to support children in making connections between the texts can be found in the ‘pulling it all together’ pack, as can a suggested list of books also linked to the theme, which could be read as a class.

Real Comprehension


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Sue Hardy-Dawson celebrates the glorious diversity of families in all their shapes and sizes.

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A Very Inventive Family

Living in a family of inventors may sound exciting - but sometimes poor Anita would like things to be just a little less thrilling...

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Talent in the House

Find out about the incredible Kanneh-Mason family - where all seven children are talented musicians and performers.

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Finished all three texts?

Pulling it all together

Once you have gone through all three texts with pupils, establishing familiarity and understanding with each, you can use these additional resources to help children engage with them thematically, making links between the texts, and to others they may have read or heard of. A suggested list of books for class reading, linked to the unit theme, is also included.

Pulling it all together
Real Comprehension, 54 original texts - 18 themes

See all resources in the Real Comprehension programme

Real Comprehension is a unique, whole-school reading programme designed to develop sophisticated skills of inference and retrieval; build rich vocabularies; and encourage the identification of themes and comparison between texts from years 1 to 6.