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.


-Answer simple questions about familiar and unfamiliar books.

-Explain what has happened so far in what they have read.

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

-Make predictions about characters and story lines.


Composition: Information leaflet and Poetry (linked to Mother’s day and Nature).

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 they have previously learnt for sounds.

(Prepare for Phonics rescreening)

Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary: Conjunctions, Plurals, Word webs and Proof reading a story.

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



- 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.

Problem Solving:

-Identifying key information used in word problems and applying previously learnt skills appropriately to solve problems.



-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.


Lent and The Easter Story:

-Recognise religious beliefs.

-Recognise religious signs and symbols used in religious worship.

-Recognise people act in a particular way because of their beliefs.

-Describe some of the actions and choices of believers that arise because of their belief.

-Talk about morals – making choices and decisions.

-Recognise and retell religious stories.




Basketball and Games :

-Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

-Practise basic movements including running, throwing, jumping and catching.

-Developing balancing, agility and hand-eye co-ordination skills.

Design &


Continued from Spring 1:

- Designing and making a healthy smoothie.

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

-Explore equipment needed to make a smoothie and 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.