Curriculum Guides Year 2



  • Develop phonics until decoding secure
  • Read common suffixes
  • Read & re-read phonic-appropriate books
  • Read common ‘exception’ words
  • Discuss & express views about fiction, non-fiction & poetry
  • Become familiar with & retell stories
  • Ask & answer questions; make predictions
  • Begin to make inferences


  • Spell by segmenting into phonemes
  • Learn to spell common ‘exception’ words
  • Spell using common suffixes, etc.
  • Use appropriate size letters & spaces
  • Develop positive attitude & stamina for writing
  • Begin to plan ideas for writing
  • Record ideas sentence-by-sentence
  • Make simple additions & changes after proof-reading


  • Use . ! ? , and ’
  • Begin to expand noun phrases
  • Use some features of standard English

Speaking and Listening

  • Articulate & Justify answers
  • Initiate & respond to comments
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding.



  • Know 2, 5, 10x tables
  • Begin to use place value (T/U)
  • Count in 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s
  • Identify, represent & estimate numbers
  • Compare / order numbers, inc. <> =
  • Write numbers to 100
  • Know number facts to 20 (+ related to 100)
  • Use x and ÷ symbols
  • Recognise commutative property of multiplication

Geometry and Measures

  • Know and use standard measures
  • Read scales to nearest whole unit
  • Use symbols for £ and p and add/subtract simple sums of less than £1 or in pounds
  • Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes
  • Identify & sort 2-d & 3-d shapes
  • Identify 2-d shapes on 3-d surfaces
  • Oder and arrange mathematical objects
  • Use terminology of position and movement


  • Find and write simple fractions
  • Understand equivalence of e.g. 2/4 = 1/2


  • Interpret simple tables & pictograms
  • Ask & answer comparison questions
  • Ask & answer questions about totalling



  • Differentiate living, dead and non-living
  • Growing plants (water, light, warmth)
  • Basic needs of animals & offspring
  • Simple food chains & habitats


  • Identify and compare uses of different materials


  • Compare how things move on different surfaces



  • Reforzar las correspondencias entre fonemas y grafías.
  • Conocer el nombre de las letras y el orden alfabético.
  • Leer textos breves en voz alta con la pronunciación y fluidez adecuadas.
  • Respetar los signos de puntuación básicos al leer en voz alta.
  • Explicar oralmente el contenido de lo leído.
  • Seguir instrucciones sencillas dadas por escrito.


  • Escribir al dictado palabras y frases cortas cuyas grafías han sido estudiadas previamente.
  • Realizar carteles combinando texto e imagen.
  • Relatar experiencias personales.
  • Revisar el trabajo propio para mejorarlo.

Conocimiento de la lengua

  • Conocer de memoria el alfabeto.
  • Ordenar alfabéticamente una serie de palabras escritas.
  • Encontrar palabras de significado opuesto a adjetivos calificativos o verbos de acción.

Comunicación oral

  • Describir imágenes expresando la situación de objetos, lugares o personas, utilizando adverbios básicos de lugar.
  • Narrar siguiendo un orden cronológico, utilizando correctamente los tiempos verbales (pasado, presente y futuro).
  • Utilizar expresiones temporales (primero, luego y después) para ordenar rutinas y acciones.
  • Exponer en público, brevemente, hechos y experiencias personales anunciando de qué se va a hablar.

  • Changes in living memory (linked to aspects of national life where appropriate)
  • Key Individuals
  • Lives of significant historical figures, including comparison of those from different periods
  • Significant local people
  • Events of local importance e.g. San Isidro

  • Name & locate world’s continents and oceans
  • Use basic vocabulary to describe a less familiar area
  • Use aerial images and other models to create simple plans and maps, using symbols
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the immediate environment

Art, Design and Technology
  • Use a range of materials
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture
  • Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Learn about range of artists, craftsmen and designers
  • Generate, model & communicate ideas
  • Use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks
  • Evaluate own ideas

  • Understand use of algorithms
  • Write & test simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to make predictions
  • Use an iPad to organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data
  • Communicate online safely and respectfully
  • Recognise uses of IT outside of school

  • Sing songs
  • Play tuned & untuned instruments musically
  • Listen & understand live and recorded music
  • Make and combine sounds musically

Physical Education
  • Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination
  • Participate in team games
  • Perform dances using simple movement