Year 2 Curriculum





-Reads accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far.

-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.

-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.


-Answer simple questions about familiar and unfamiliar books and explain what is happening in the storyline.

-Start to make inferences based on what they have read.

-Make predictions about characters and story lines.

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 the ‘Jolly Phonics’ and reinforcing the actions.


Composition: Instruction Writing, Information Leaflet and Poetry.

Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary: Adverbs, Verbs (present and past), Regular past tense, Using a dictionary, Proof reading sentences and expanding sentences. (Jolly Grammar Scheme)

Spelling: Year 2 common exception words and sounds following the Jolly Phonics scheme: oi, ou, or, ey for ee sound, ear and silent h.


Multiplication and Division:

-Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

Shape (continued from Spring 1):

-Identify and describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

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

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


- Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, ¼, 2/4, ¾ of length, shape, set of objects and quantity.

-Write simple fractions for example, ½ of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½.


-Choose and use standard units to measure length, height, weight and capacity.

-Use the appropriate tools to carry out measurement e.g. thermometer for temperature and scales for weight.

-Compare and order lengths, mass, volume and record results using <, > and =

-Solve word problems based on measurements.


Plants (continued from Spring 1):

-Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

-Find out and describe how plants need water, light and suitable temperatures to grow and stay healthy.

-Record results from a plant experiment in which different conditions have been set.

Animals and Humans:

Habitats –

- explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive.

-Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants.

-Identify and name a variety of animals and plants in their habitats.

How we grow? -

- Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.

-Explore how our bodies change over time.

-Create a timeline showing how we grow from birth.


Lent and The Easter Story:

-Recognise religious stories and the difference between those and non-religious stories.

-Retell in any form a narrative that corresponds to the scriptures source used.

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

-Describe the life and work of some key figures in the history of the People of God.




Brilliant ball skills:

- To use hand-eye co-ordination to control a ball.

- To catch a variety of objects.

- To vary throw types.

- To kick and move with a ball.

- To develop catching and dribbling skills.

- To use ball skills in a mini festival.


Gymfit circuits:

- To identify techniques to improve balance.

- To practise a range of gymnastics skills through a series of circuits.

- To perform a range of gymnastic skills with increased accuracy.

- To perform a sequence of gymnastic moves within a circuit.

- To perform a sequence of moves at each station within a circuit with increased accuracy.

- To evaluate performance of gymnastics moves within a circuit.


Habitats (linked to Science):

-Animal and plant habitats.

-Observe surrounding areas and how different environments can suit different animal and plant needs.

-Build a habitat for an animal.

Design & Technology

Food Technology:

-Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to design and make a healthy smoothie.

-Understand where food comes from.

-Explore and evaluate a range of ingredients and existing products.

-Explore equipment needed to make smoothie and know how to use these safely.


Performance Poetry (Linked to English):

-Use their voices expressively and creatively by speaking chants and rhymes.

-Play tuned instruments musically.

-Experiment with sounds and dimensions of music to create a piece of music to go with Nature Poetry.

Charanga (Continued from Spring 1):

-To confidently use musical terminology when describing what is being played.

-Use adjectives to describe what they can hear about different musical elements e.g. tempo, instruments used.

-Understand the difference between rhythm and pulse and demonstrate this.

-Repeating simple rhythms over again.