Main Topics

For the Year 2 main topics, please click here

Key learning in writing, with scanned sample(s)

  • Write simple and coherent narratives e.g. story
  • Write about real events: diary
  • Use full stops, capital letters, questions marks, exclamation marks and commas in a list.
  • Use past/ present tense correctly
  • Use conjunctions to link sentences e.g. ‘and’ ‘because’ ‘but’ ‘when’
  • Spell many common exception words correctly.
  • Use phonics to sound out unfamiliar words
  • Form capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another. E.g. show short and tall letters.
  • Use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.


Key Maths skills (with scanned samples):

Recommended reading books for Year 2:

Any other specific year-group information?


Past and present tense