Year 2

Kingfisher, Robin and Woodpecker Classes

The Year 2 Topics

Our curriculum is taught through three main topics (one per term) and cross-curricular links are utilised wherever possible. We follow the National Curriculum, full details of which can be found HERE. 

All Year 2 children receive Spanish and music lessons once a fortnight, taught by specialist teachers and the children also receive 2 hours of PE each week.  Class trips are often organised to enhance a topic and support the learning taking place at school.

Click the links below to see the Parent Overview for each topic:

Objectives for Year 2

At the end of year 2, in order to achieve Age Related Expectations, children need to be able to:

Reading

  • Read accurately most words of two or more syllables. 
  • Read most words containing common suffixes
  • Read most common exception words. 
  • In age-appropriate books, read most words accurately and fluently.
  • Sound out most unfamiliar words accurately without undue hesitation.
  • Check that a book makes sense to them, correcting any inaccurate reading.
  • Answer questions and make some inferences.
  • Explain what has happened so far in what they have read. 

Writing

  • Write simple, coherent narratives about personal experiences and those of others.
  • Write about real events, recording these simply and clearly.
  • Form capital letters and digits of the correct size and orientation.
  • Use appropriate spacing between words.
  • Demarcate sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • Use question marks correctly when required. 
  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).
  • Use present and past tense correctly and consistently.
  • Spell many words correctly and make phonetically plausible attempts at other words. 
  • Spell many common exception words. 

Mathematics

  • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
  • Read scales in divisions of 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Partition any 2-digit number into different combinations of tens and ones.
  • Add and subtract: 2-digit numbers & ones; 2-digit numbers & tens; two 2-digit numbers; three 1-digit numbers.
  • Recall and use all number bonds to and within 10.
  • Recall and use multiplication & division facts for the 2, 5 & 10 tables.
  • Identify 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/4 and 3/4 of a number and shape and know that all parts must be equal parts of the whole.
  • Use different coins to make the same amount. 
  • Read the time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes.
  • Name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.