Reading in Year 2 – Your child needs to know:

  • become more fluent in reading as their phonic knowledge increases
  • read words of two or more syllables accurately
  • read words containing common suffixes(-ed, -ing, -y, -ness, -ful, -ment)
  • read a range of poetry, stories and non-fiction
  • self-correct inaccurate reading
  • predict what will happen in a story on the basis of what has been read so far

Writing in Year 2 – Your child needs to know:

  • learn to spell words with suffixes, words in the contracted form (don’t, can’t, etc.), words with the possessive apostrophe(the girl’s book) and homophones (words that sound the same, but are spelt differently).
  • start joining lower-case letters and write words where the capitals and lower-case letters are proportional to each other
  • use a variety of punctuation, including: capitals, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists, apostrophes for the contracted form and the possessive
  • use conjunctions(when, if, that, because, or, and, but) to join two clauses
  • write stories, poetry and accounts of personal experiences
  • evaluate and improve their work
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