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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Year 2H are by taught by Mrs Hancock and 2W by Mr Wong . They are supported by Jackie and Jane. They can be contacted via year2@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk

Welcome back to the new school year! We are very excited for the year ahead. The Autumn term is always a busy but enjoyable time of the year. Unfortunately, we are unable to attend trips this term but we are hoping this may change later on in the year. 

Thank you to those parents who were able to join us for our recent Meet The Teacher. If you weren't able to join us we hope you can take the opportunity to read the slides.

Key Learning

You can find out about our approach to all our subjects through the curriculum page but the headlines for the year  group are below.


Children can understand what they read by: 

  •  I can apply phonic knowledge and skills to decode words
  •  I can read accurately by blending the sounds in words, especially alternative sounds for graphemes
  •  I can accurately read words of two or more syllables
  • I  can read words containing common suffixes
  • I  can read further common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound
  • I  can read most words quickly and accurately, when they have been frequently encountered
  •  I can re-read books to build up my fluency and confidence in word reading

Children develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:

  •  I can listen to, discuss and express views about a wide range of texts including contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction texts
  •  I can discuss the sequence of events in books and how information is linked
  •  I am becoming increasingly familiar with and can retell a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales
  • I can begin to talk about non-fiction books that are structured in different ways
  • I can recognise simple recurring language in stories and poetry
  • I can discuss my favourite words and phrases and their meanings
  • I am continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, reciting some with appropriate intonation to make the  meaning clear

Children understand both the books they read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by:

  • I can check that the text makes sense as I read and correct mistakes
  • I can make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  • I can predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • I can participate in discussion about what is read to me, taking turns and listening to what others say
  • I can explain clearly my understanding of what is read to me



  • I can write simple, coherent narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real or fictional)
  • I can write about real events, recording these simply and clearly
  • I can write most sentences using capital letters and full stops, and use question marks correctly when they are needed
  • I can use present and past tense mostly correctly and consistently
  • I can use co-ordination (e.g. or / and / but) and some subordination (e.g. when / if / that / because) to join clauses


  • I can segment spoken words into phonemes and represent these by graphemes, spelling many of these words correctly and making phonically-plausible attempts at others
  • I can spell many common exception words


  • I can form capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower-case letters
  • I can use spacing between words that reflect the size of the letters

Greater depth (working above the expected national standard)

  • I can write effectively and coherently for different purposes, drawing on my reading to inform the vocabulary and grammar of my writing
  • I can make simple additions, revisions and proof-reading corrections to my own writing
  • I can use the punctuation taught at key stage 1 mostly correctly
  • I can spell most common exception words
  • I can add suffixes to spell most words correctly in my writing (e.g. –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly)
  • I can use the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join some letters

Statutory spellings




 Year 2 Maths Objectives






 Could The Great Fire of London happen today?



Days to remember

Day Activity

Guided reading day

PE  - wear kit to school

 Tuesday Homework handed in via SeeSaw

Guided reading homework goes home

PE  - wear kit to school

 Thursday Spelling test - Pupil Handbook must be in school on this day

New spellings sent home via Pupil Handbook

Homework sent home via SeeSaw (Don't forget Mathletics and TTRS!)

PE - wear kit to school 2H PE, 2W Gym (Swap after half term) 

As frequently as possible but at least x times per week Reading, Time Tables Rockstars and/or Mathletics


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