Year 2

What to expect in Year 2

Being the eldest year group in Key Stage One (Infants), this is the year where children take on new responsibilities and complete their SATS. We use all of the learning from our Key Stage One journey, as well as the new learning we will be doing in Year Two, to show off and celebrate our learning over the last 3 years in school. 

Reading

Reading regularly is crucial to your child’s development and it’s really beneficial if they read aloud to you every night. Your child will bring home a reading book and of course they can also read something else at home  whatever they choose, don’t forget to update their reading record!

Spellings

Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in the children’s writing. It’s really helpful for children to practice spelling their common exception words with you at home.
Download and print the year 2 list of common exception words.

Maths

Learning and rehearsing basic maths at home is time very well spent. Good things to practise include:

  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Doubling and halving
  • Times tables – we hope that children are able to recall the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, and 10 times tables by the time they leave Year 2.
In order for this to be a fun and engaging experience, we use the 99 club and Timetable Rockstars to facilitate this learning. see: https://ttrockstars.com/ and https://mylor-bridge.eschools.co.uk/website/99_club/418605