St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


Welcome toSt Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy


In Year 2, your child will be building up a range of reading skills. They should have strong phonics knowledge and growing comprehension skills, which will help them read more broadly, confidently, and fluently.

Our first class novel this term is Flat Stanley.

Stanley Lambchop was just an ordinary boy – until a noticeboard fell on him. Now he’s flat as a pancake!

Being flat is fantastic – he can be rolled up, sent in the post and even fly like a kite. But it’s not all fun and games . . . there are thieves in town.

Can Flat Stanley be a hero?


New Vocabulary in our class text ...

This term we will be introducing Read Write Inc.


It is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy for 4 to 9-year olds that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting, using engaging partner work and drama.


Parent video: How to say the sounds

During the first few weeks of term we are looking at fiction books. 
Our first story is called ‘sister for sale’ . We will develop our stamina for reading by reading this longer text with support from our peers in class. We learn to read it through teacher reading, choral reading, partner reading then individual reading! Re-reading texts helps develop fluency and understanding. 

Reading fiction books. Sister for Sale and Chocolate Planet

Willa and Old Miss Annie

When she moves with her parents to a new home far away, Willa is convinced that she'll never have friends again until she meets Old Miss Annie who introduces her to a lonely goat, a forgotten pony, and an orphaned fox. 

Our new class reader- Willa and old Miss Annie