Year Two

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End of Year Expectations – Y2 (click here to open document)

Year 2

Year 2 Reading Key Objectives

–        Apply phonic knowledge to decode words.
–        Speedily read all 40+ letters/groups of letters for 40+ phonemes.
–        Read high frequency words on sight.
–        Read accurately by blending.
–        Read aloud phonically decodable texts, checking that it makes sense.
–        Listen to and discuss a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which you can read independently.
–        Become very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.
–        Predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.
–        Participate in discussion about what is read to you, taking turns and listening to what others say.
–        Show you understand what is read to you by asking and answering questions.

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher.

Year 2 Writing Key Objectives

–        Break words into phonemes for spelling.
–        Know some spellings which use variations of standard phonemes.
–        Use the possessive apostrophe (singular) e.g. The girl’s book.
–        Spell more words with contracted forms e.g. didn’t, can’t, haven’t.
–        Add suffixes to spell longer words, including -ment, -ness, -full, -less, -ly.
–        Write for different purposes.
–        Read aloud their writing using appropriate intonation.
–        Use noun phrases.
–        Use four main sentence types appropriately: statement, questions, exclamation and command.
–        Use present and past tenses correctly.
–        Use some coordinating (or, and, but) and subordinating (when, if, that, because) conjunctions.
–        Use appropriate punctuation (full stop, exclamation mark, question mark, comma, apostrophe).

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher.

Year 2 Maths Key Objectives

–        Count in steps of 2s, 3s and 5s, and steps of 10.
–        Recognise place value in two-digit numbers.
–        Compare and order numbers up to 100 using <, > and =.
–        Recall and use number addition/subtraction facts to 20, and derive related facts.
–        Add and subtract mentally and with objects one and two-digit numbers.
–        Understand and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.
–        Know 2×, 5× and 10× tables, including recognising odd & even numbers.
–        Calculate mathematical statements using x and ÷ symbols.
–        Recognise, find, name and write 1/3, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of size, shape or quantity.
–        Write simple fraction facts, e.g. 1/2 of 6 = 3.
–        Combine amounts of money to make a value, including using £ and p symbols.
–        Tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes, including drawing clocks.
–        Describe properties of 2-D shapes, including number of sides and symmetry.
–        Describe properties of 3-D shapes, including number of edges, vertices and faces.
–        Interpret and construct simple tables, tally charts and pictograms.

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher

Y2 Newsletter – Term 4 (click to open document)

Year 2 Newsletter

Term 4

Ship Ahoy is perhaps the one that has children the most excited. They absolutely love learning about the Titanic and this term they will learn what it would have been like to be on the ship (before it sank!). We will be having a Titanic day where the children can dress up, visit 1st, 2nd & 3rd class areas as well as asking questions about what it was like to be on the ship.

In addition to this they will be revisiting pirates, creating wanted posters, sending messages in bottles and making up sea shanties.

We will also be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight be tasting and comparing fairtrade products with non-fairtrade ones (all in the name of Science!).

English—Writing letters and newspaper articles about the Titanic.

Maths— Shape, Fractions and Measurement.

Phonics—Phase 6 (

Geography—Looking at the Oceans and Continents.

History—The history of the Titanic.

Art—Sketching large ships using different tools.

D&T—Making a model of a ship.

Music—Rhythm, pulse and pitch.

Computing—Comparing different software packages.

PE—Net and Wall games.

Science—Materials and their properties.


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