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: Story Writing and Recounts.

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.

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.



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

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

Place Value:

-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.

Addition and Subtraction:

-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.


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/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 own feelings, experiences and moral decision making.




Dance :

-Building coordination and agility.

-Performing using simple movement patterns.

Hockey :

-Participating in team games.

-Building coordination and agility.

-Developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.


Explorers and Adventurers:

Christopher Columbus/Neil Armstrong/Dian Fossey/Amelia Earhart/Ernest Shackleton -

- Study the lives of significant individuals in the past and present and compare and contrast aspects of their lives.

-Identify significant historical events, people and places.

-Identify events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

-Create a timeline of significant individuals and place their contributions to national and international achievements on it.

-Explore similarities and differences in the methodology of explorations.


Continents and Oceans (Linked to Explorers and Adventurers):

- Name and locate the world’s five oceans and seven continents.

-Locate and identify characteristics of the four countries of the UK and their capital cities.

-Identify the surrounding seas of the UK.


E – Safety:

-Learn to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

-Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

-Identify ways to report concerns about content.

Design &


Covered in Autumn 2


Linked to Explorers and Adventurers:

Space Art/Ice Art –

-Use different materials to design and make products.

-Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

-To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.


Linked to Explorers and Adventurers:

-Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

-Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

Linked to Nativity:

- Use voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

-Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.