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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Children are taught a balanced curriculum with core subjects typically in the mornings and a range of foundation subjects in the afternoons. Over the course of the academic year, Year 2 enjoy specialist teaching in Music, Physical Education, Drama, Dance and Spanish.


Below are some of the Year 2 writing expectations.

  • To write coherent pieces linking ideas in sentences together (real and fictional).
  • To read and check sense of own writing                                                                                               
  • To write different kinds of sentences ie. statements, questions, exclamations & commands
  • To demarcate most sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • To begin to use other punctuation at times: question marks, exclamation marks, commas, and apostrophes for contraction (I’m instead of I am) or possession  (the dog’s bone).
  • To use correct & consistent tense in writing.
  • To use expanded noun phrases, adjectives and description.
  • To link ideas in sentences using coordination (and, but, or) and subordination (when, if, that, because).
  • To use cursive handwriting – beginning to use diagonal & horizontal strokes to join handwriting.
  • To segment and spell words using plausible phonetic attempts.
  • To spell many common exception words correctly.


Below are some of the Year 2 reading expectations.

  • To be able to read most common words from sight (Please see attached KS1 common exception words).
  • To read accurately and independently, checking sense.
  • To read using phonics knowledge but without obvious sounding.
  • To read ahead with fluency and expression.
  • To read multi-syllabic and suffixed words in contexts.
  • To comment on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories, sequencing events and making predictions.
  • To ask and answer questions from texts.
  • To begin to use inference in discussing texts.
  • To be able to give a recount of the main themes & events from reading.
  • To be able to identify past/present tense.
  • Recognise recurring language in stories and develop understanding or new or unfamiliar words.


Year 2 autumn term

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Shape

Year 2 spring term

  • Money
  • Multiplication and division
  • Length and height
  • Mass, capacity and temperature

Year 2 summer term

  • Fractions
    Position and direction

Year 2 Shared Reading books