Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 - 2SK and 2JE

Welcome to our Year 2 space. We hope you find the information below useful. Please remember you can always ask your child's class teacher if you have any other questions.


Year 2 Medium Term Plans

Science Spring

History Spring

Design & Technology Spring

RE Spring

Geography Spring

Computing Spring

Year 2 Spring Term Art

Year 2 PE indoor



Both classes will have outdoor PE on Mondays and indoor PE on Tuesdays.



We follow the Read Write Inc Phonic scheme. All children are taught in groups specific to their need. We assess children regularly to ensure they are always in the correct group.

Children will take home two reading books each week matched to the sounds they have been learning in class.


September 2023 Parent Information Evening

Welcome to Year 2 Information Evening

Year 2 teachers- Mrs Kawagoe and Mr Eardley

Teaching assistants - Mrs Grant, Mrs Mitton and Mrs Wigfall

SEND teacher - Mrs Kenyon

1:1 support - Mrs Ollin


- Count forward and backward in 2, 5, 3 and 10s

- Know place value of all 2 digit numbers

- Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

- Compare and order numbers 0-100 and beyond.

- Know and use >, < and =

- Read and write numbers to 100 (in words and numbers).

- Use place value and number facts to solve problems.


Addition and Subtraction

- Solve problems using pictures and mental methods (link to measure)

- Know addition and subtraction facts to 20 – use these to know facts to 100.

- Use pictures and mental methods to add and subtract

    - 2 digit & 1 digit

    - 2 digit & 10s

    - 2 digit and 2 digit

    - 3 unit numbers

- Know + can be done in any order and – can not

- Use inverse to check answers

- Solve problems in context


Multiplication and Division

- Know odd and even numbers and their relationship to 2x table.

- Know 2, 3, 5 and 10 x tables.

- Know x and ÷ facts for 2, 3, 5 and 10 x tables.

- Use inverse to check answers

- Know x can be done in any order and ÷ can not

- Solve problems using repeated addition, mental methods, x and ÷ facts, pictures and arrays.

- Solve problems in context.



- Recognise, find, name and write 1/3 ¼ ¾ ½  of length, shape, set of objects or quantity.

- Write simple fractions for example ½ of 6 is 3 and recognise equivalent fractions.

- Know fractions on a number line e.g 1 ½ 1 ¼ etc.

- Add fractions and wholes using pictures and shapes e.g 1 ½ + 2 ¼



- Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length and height in any direction (m/cm), Mass (kg/g), Temp (oC), Capacity (l/ml) to the nearest unit using correct equipment.

- Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record this using < > =

- Recognise and use symbols for £ and P

- Combine amounts of money to make a given value.

- Find different combination s of coins that equal the same amount.

- Solve simple problems in practical context involving + and – of money of the same unit, including giving change.

- Compare and sequence intervals of time.

- Tell, draw on and write the time ro five mins. Including half and quarter past and quarter to.

- Know the number of mins in a hour and number of hours in a day.



- To identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line.

- Identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces.

- Identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes

- Compare and sort common 2d and 3d shapes and everyday objects.

- Handel and name a wide variety of 2D and 3D shapes and identify properties.

- Read and write names of shapes.

- Draw lines and shapes using a straight line.


Position and Direction

- Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

- Use correct vocab to describe position, direction and movement. Including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and ¾ turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)

- Use movements in context (giving instructions, programming etc)

- Right angles



- Interpret, record, collate, organise, compare and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

- Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.

- Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

- Use many to one pictograms (e.g 1 pic = 2, 5 or 10)

Word reading

read accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far, recognising alternative sounds for graphemes

read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same graphemes as above

read words containing common suffixes

read further common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word

read words quickly and accurately, without overt sounding and blending, when they’ve been frequently encountered

read aloud books at their level, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically, without undue hesitation

re-read these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading


develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read,

recognise simple recurring language in stories and poetry

discuss and clarify the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary

discuss their favourite words and phrases

build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, reciting some, with appropriate intonation to show meaning.

draw on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher

check that the text makes sense to them as they read and correct inaccurate reading

answer and ask questions

predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far

participate in discussion about books, poems and other works that are read to them and those that they can read for themselves, take turns and listen to what others say

explain and discuss their understanding of a range of texts.

make inferences based on what is being said and done

Transcription – Spelling, Handwriting and Presentation

Pupils should be able to spell by:

  • segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly

  • learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones

  • learning to spell common exception words

  • learning to spell more words with contracted forms

  • learning the possessive apostrophe (singular) [for example, the girl’s book]

  • distinguishing between homophones and near-homophones


Pupils should be able to:

  • form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another

  • start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined

  • write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters

  • use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.



Pupils should be able to develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:

  • writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)

  • writing about real events

  • writing poetry

  • writing for different purposes


Pupils should be able to consider what they are going to write before beginning by:

  • planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about

  • writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary

  • encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence


Pupils should be able to make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:

  • evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils

  • re-reading to check that their writing makes sense and that verbs to indicate time are used correctly and consistently, including verbs in the continuous form

  • proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation [for example, ends of sentences punctuated correctly]


Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

Pupils should be able to develop their understanding of the concepts set out in section Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation (see below) by:

  • learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly, including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive (singular)

Learn how to use:

  • sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command

  • expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, the blue butterfly]

  • the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

  • subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

Each week, your child will have spellings to learn. We learn different rules each week through the Read Write Inc Spelling Program. These spelling rules will be on the webpage each week and should be talked about and practiced at home. Below is a printable PDF file of 'common exception words' (words that cannot be sounded out phonetically). This might be something to put on your fridge at home to practice every now and again. 

Thank you in advance for your support with our spelling program. 

Common Exception Words

Year 2 Common Exception Words