Year 2

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Year 2

Year 2 is a very important and busy final year in Key Stage 1. We continue to add to and build upon the progress that the children have made in Reception and Year 1 and we help prepare the children for life in Key Stage 2.


  • Daily assessment in lessons
  • Written feedback
  • Positive mentoring for reading, writing, maths and science
  • Spellings

New format for SATS in Year 2 May

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling and Grammar and Punctuation
  • Maths – Arithmetic and Reasoning

End of phase expectations

Reading – by the end of Y2 most children are expected to:

  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills to read words accurately
  • Read accuractely, quickly and fluently
  • Read words containing common suffixes e.g. -ed, -er
  • Read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge
  • Develop pleasure in reading
  • Discuss books that are read to them and explain their understanding
  • Re-tell a wide range of stories
  • Check that the text makes sense
  • Answer and ask questions
  • Predict what might happen next

Writing – by the end of Y2 most children are expected to:

  • Write about personal experiences and those of others
  • Write about real events, poetry and for different purposes
  • Re-read to check their writing makes sense, spellings, grammar and punctuation
  • Use when, if, that, because, or, and, but in sentences
  • Add description e.g. the blue butterfly
  • Consistent use of past tense and present tense
  • Capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, apostrophes

Spelling – by the end of Y2 most children are expected to:

  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills to spell words accurately
  • Segment words
  • Spell words that sound the same but have different meanings e.g. hear, here, some, sum
  • Learn the possessive apostrophe e.g the girl’s book
  • Add suffixes e.g. adding – ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly

Handwriting – by the end of Y2 most children are expected to:

  • Form lower case letters of the correct size
  • Start to use strokes needed to join letters
  • Write capital letters and digits of the correct size

Maths – by the end of Y2 most children are expected to:

  • Count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and tens
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100
  • Read and write numbers to at laest 100 in numerals and words
  • Recognise the value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)
  • Solve problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Use addition and subtraction facts up to 20 fluently and use facts up to 100
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including odd and even numbers
  • Multiply and divide


  • 1-1 meetings
  • My learning profile
  • Positive mentoring

Additional support

  • Role of additional adults
  • Intervention

How you can help

  • Good attendance (96% at least)
  • Punctual
  • Practise times tables daily for 5 minutes
  • Practise any spellings needed to be learnt daily for 5 minutes
  • Share books
  • Handwriting practice
  • Home learning
  • Mathletics

To find out more information about the curriculum your child is following, please contact your class teacher. Our Assistant Headteacher, Mr Stout, is available to discuss the curriculum if you require further information. Additionally, of course, Mrs Millington and Mrs Crowther are happy to talk through aspects of the curriculum with families.

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