Year 2 Curriculum

Welcome to our Year 2 Curriculum Page.

On this page you will find:

  • information about what our children are learning
  • expected standards at the end of the year  in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • information about any formal assessments

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What we are learning this term:

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Expectations in Maths

What Children should know at the end of Year 2

Counting & ordering Compare & order numbers up to 100.
Numbers &

more/less

Read & write all numbers to 100 in digits & words.

Say 10 more/less than any number to 100.

Tables & multiples Count in multiples of 2, 3 & 5 & 10 from any number up to 100.

Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 & 10 tables.

Bonds & Facts Recall & use +/- facts to 20.

Derive & use related facts to 100.

Place value & rounding Recognise PV of any 2-digit number.
Calculations

+/-

Add & subtract:

o 2-digit numbers & ones

o 2-digit numbers & tens

o Two 2-digit numbers

o Three 1-digit  numbers

Recognise & use inverse.

Calculations

x/÷

Calculate & write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables.

Recognise & use inverse.

Fractions & percentages Recognise, find, name & write 1/3; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4.

Recognise equivalence of simple fractions.

Time Tell time to five minutes, including quarter past/to.

Expectations in Reading

Sentence & text structure

 

Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.

Use expanded noun phrases to add description & specification.

Write using subordination (when, if, that, because).

Correct & consistent use of present tense & past tense.

Correct use of verb tenses.

Punctuation

 

Correct & consistent use of:

Capital letters.

Full stops.

Question marks.

Exclamation marks.

Commas in a list.

Apostrophe (omission).

Introduction of speech marks.

Paragraphing Write under headings [as introduction to paragraphs].
Handwriting Evidence of diagonal & horizontal strokes to join

Expectations in Writing

Sentence & text structure

 

Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.

Use expanded noun phrases to add description & specification.

Write using subordination (when, if, that, because).

Correct & consistent use of present tense & past tense.

Correct use of verb tenses.

Punctuation

 

Correct & consistent use of:

Capital letters.

Full stops.

Question marks.

Exclamation marks.

Commas in a list.

Apostrophe (omission).

Introduction of speech marks.

Paragraphing Write under headings [as introduction to paragraphs].
Handwriting Evidence of diagonal & horizontal strokes to join

Expectations in Humanities

History To know:

What was life like when our grandparents were children?

Who are our local heroes?

Why do we remember the fifth of November?

How did the first flight change the world?

How has food changed over time?

Who were the greatest explorers?

Geography To know:

What’s it like where we live?

What will we see on our journey around the world?

Where do different animals live?

What are seasons?

Where does our food come from?

What are the seven wonders of our world?

Expectations in Science

Uses of Materials Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

Identifying and classifying

Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Performing simple tests

Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Living Things Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults

Identifying and classifying

Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Growing Plants Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

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

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

Performing simple tests

Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Changing Shape Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Identifying and classifying

Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Performing simple tests

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Habitats Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats

Identifying and classifying

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

Feeding and Exercise Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

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

Identifying and classifying

Performing simple tests

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.