Year 2

Kingfisher, Robin and Woodpecker Classes

The Year 2 Topics

Our curriculum is taught through three main topics (one per term) and cross-curricular links are utilised wherever possible. We follow the National Curriculum, full details of which can be found HERE. 

All Year 2 children receive music lessons once a fortnight, taught by a specialist teacher and the children also receive 2 hours of PE each week.  Class activity days are organised to enhance a topic and support the learning taking place at school, and we hope to be able to offer school trips again soon.

Click here to see basic year group information and click the links below to see the Parent Overview for each topic:


Objectives for Year 2

At the end of year 2, in order to achieve Age Related Expectations, children need to be able to:


  • Read accurately most words of two or more syllables. 
  • Read most words containing common suffixes
  • Read most common exception words. 
  • In age-appropriate books, read most words accurately and fluently.
  • Sound out most unfamiliar words accurately without undue hesitation.
  • Check that a book makes sense to them, correcting any inaccurate reading.
  • Answer questions and make some inferences.
  • Explain what has happened so far in what they have read. 


  • Write simple, coherent narratives about personal experiences and those of others.
  • Write about real events, recording these simply and clearly.
  • Form capital letters and digits of the correct size and orientation.
  • Use appropriate spacing between words.
  • Demarcate sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • Use question marks correctly when required. 
  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).
  • Use present and past tense correctly and consistently.
  • Spell many words correctly and make phonetically plausible attempts at other words. 
  • Spell many common exception words. 


  • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
  • Read scales in divisions of 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Partition any 2-digit number into different combinations of tens and ones.
  • Add and subtract: 2-digit numbers & ones; 2-digit numbers & tens; two 2-digit numbers; three 1-digit numbers.
  • Recall and use all number bonds to and within 10.
  • Recall and use multiplication & division facts for the 2, 5 & 10 tables.
  • Identify 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/4 and 3/4 of a number and shape and know that all parts must be equal parts of the whole.
  • Use different coins to make the same amount. 
  • Read the time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes.
  • Name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes including number of sides, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.