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Year 2

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.


The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planning to ensure full coverage and progression.

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Year 2 Curriculum Overview

In English this term, we will be learning how to write a character description and will be working with the book; Prince Rupert. We will also be learning the creation myth How the Tortoise got His Shell and will discuss the setting and the moral of the story. Lastly, we will look at an explanation text and write to inform the reader about how something works. It would be fantastic if you could encourage your child to read widely at home, both fiction and non-fiction. You can borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library to share with your child at home which would be very beneficial to their understanding of each topic throughout this term.

Maths this term will continue to secure your child’s knowledge of number and place value. We will also keep working on fractions, multiplication and division; using mental and written methods of calculation. Volume, length and capacity will be revisited as well as time, money, 2D and 3D shape. Children will also continue to secure the learning of their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables, so please help to support their learning of these at home. 


We love reading and will encourage your child to read daily.  Please listen to your child read, discuss the book and fill in his/her reading record, commenting on how your child has read any difficulties, improvements in reading etc.  Please ask your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about this or any other learning.


Many thanks for all the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure that they make the most of their learning opportunities.


Some useful websites:

your child has an individual login for all of these websites.


The Year Two team are always happy to help you and your child. Please come and speak to us if you have any queries or would like more ideas to support your child at home.



2020 Key Stage 1 tests

This 6-minute video provides information for parents about the Key Stage 1 tests, including the optional Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test. A downloadable version is available for schools: A separate video is available for schools not using the GPS test:

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