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: Letter Writing and Poetry.

Phonics: Continued teaching of how to read and write using the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics document that is taught in reception and year 1. This is supported by 'Jolly Phonics' and reinforcing the actions they have previously learnt for sounds.

Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary: Jolly Grammar scheme.

Spelling: Year 2 common exception words. Jolly Phonics scheme


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

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

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.

Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length and height (cm/m) and mass (kg/g).

Compare and order length and mass and record the results using <, > and =.

Recognise and use symbols for pounds and pence; combine amounts to make a particular value; find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.

Tell and write the time, including quarter past/to the hour and draw hands on a clock face to show these times.

Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in day.


Changes: Linked to History

Communication –

How has communication changed? Letter Writing/telegraphs/Morse Code/telephones – how does sound travel? Make telephones.


Baptism/Advent/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.


Key Dates:

Remembrance Day

Changes in communication.

Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods they have studied.

Bonfire Night

Ask and answer questions about the key historical events they study. (Guy Fawkes)


Covered in Spring 1&2


E – Safety:

Learn to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

Identify ways to report concerns about content.

Design &


Link to Topic:

Creating telephones.

Designing and making a Christmas decoration.

Designing and creating props for the Nativity.


Covered in Autumn 1


Link to History

Look at Morse Code sounds – create their own instruments and Morse code to communicate.