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.

Reads 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: Imaginative stories and SATS preperation.

Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary: Following Jolly Grammar scheme.

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

Phonics screening preparation.


Position and Direction -

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

Describe the position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line using mathematical vocabulary.

Understand links between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three quarter turns both clockwise and anti clockwise.

Follow a set of directions - Linked to field work.

Mass, Capacity and Temperature -

Use appropriate units of measurement to estimate and measure temperature, mass and capacity.

To be able to read measurements on thermometers, scales and measuring vessels.

Compare and order measurements.


Covered in Autumn and Spring.


The Easter Tide -

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.





Master basic movements including throwing and catching, running, agility and coordination.

Participate in team games. (Round Robin and Doubles)

Develop simple tactics for attacking and defending.


Covered in Summer 2


Habitats –

Identify woodland habitats and their features.

Distinguish between natural and human types of woodland and those that are living and have never lived.

Observe and present the features of a local area by sketching a map.

Differences between woodland animal habitats and an african habitat.

Identify what land has been used for in the past and the present.

Fieldwork -

Use maps to direct others around springwood area.


Covered in Summer 2

Design &


Covered in Autumn and Spring.


Observational sketches of woodland areas.

Create our own habitat using different materials.


Covered in Summer 2