Year 2 Curriculum





Reads accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far especially recognising alternative sounds for graphemes.

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

Read most words at an instructional level 93-95 per cent quickly and accurately without overt sounding and blending, when they have been frequently encountered.

Reads aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation.

Re-reads these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.

Comprehension – Answer simple questions about familiar and unfamiliar books.


Composition: Story Writing and Recounts

Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary: Following Jolly Grammar scheme.

Spelling: Year 2 common exception words and sounds following the Jolly Phonics scheme.


Count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from 0 and in tens from any number, forward or backward.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)

Identify, represent and estimate numbers to 100 using different representations including the number line,

Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words.

Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.

Add and subtract numbers using concrete, pictorial representations and mentally, including: 2 digit numbers and ones; a 2 digit number and tens; two 2 –digit numbers; adding three one-digit numbers.

Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.

Solve problems with addition and subtraction using concrete and pictorial representations.

Recall and use multiplication facts for 2, 5 and 10 times tables, recognising odd and even numbers.



Human Change -

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene. How do our bodies change? Child timeline showing how we grow from birth

Materials –

Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials- How can materials change?

Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from materials can be changed - Manipulating materials/different types of materials - Changing states.


God’s creation/Baptism/Signs and symbols -

Recognise and retell religious stories.

Recognise key figures in the history of the People of God.

Use religious words and phrases.

Recognise key people in the local church.

Describe and recognise religious symbols.

Talk about their own feelings, experiences and moral decision making.





Building co-ordination and agility.

Performing using simple movement patterns.

Hockey -

Participating in team games.

Building co-ordination and agility.

Developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.


Covered in Autumn 2


Covered in Spring 1 & 2


Covered in Autumn 2

Design &


Covered in Autumn 2



How do colours change? Looking at primary and secondary colours – Creating a colour wheel.

Colours and moods – using different colours for warm and cool feelings and emotions.

Observation walks around the school – what has changed? Create seasonal mood boards.

Abstract artists – different styles of drawing/painting.



Following the Charanga scheme for in class lessons.