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Year 2

Below is the information for our curriculum in Year 2.  If you would like to view the long term plan for the next year then please click here to download the Year Two Long Term Plan PDF

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Writing

Writing in Year 2 will concentrate on writing for different purposes, writing noun phrases, using the possessive apostrophe correctly and using commas for lists.  Children will read aloud what they written using the appropriate intonation.

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Reading

Children will build upon what they learnt in year 1 and begin to develop their confidence in discussing and expressing their views on a wide range of poetry, stories and non-fiction.  Inference skills based on what they children read will also be developed.

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Maths

Maths in Key Stage 1 primarily focuses on developing the confidence and mental fluency of pupils with whole numbers, counting and place value.  This will involve working with the numerals, words and the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Much of the work will be practical and using representations.

In Key Stage 1, pupils will also learn to recognise, draw, describe, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary.

There will be a focus on using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.

By the end of Year 2, it is expected that pupils know the number bonds to 20 as well as being precise in using and understanding place value.

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Science

During key stage 1 pupils will observe, explore and ask questions about living things,
materials and phenomena. They begin to work together to collect evidence to help them
answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas. They evaluate evidence and
consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out
more about scientific ideas. They share their ideas and communicate them using
scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.


The science key stage 1 curriculum consists of:

  • Sc1 Scientific enquiry
  • Sc2 Life processes and living things
  • Sc3 Materials and their properties
  • Sc4 Physical processes
  • Breadth of study