Year 2


Welcome to Year 2



Regular reading at home will hugely support your child’s progress. Read for 10 minutes each day and make a little note in their reading record book. If you are short on time you could just draw a quick smiley face. There is a huge focus in Year 2 on children having a high level of understanding of what they read. Please ask your child lots of questions about the book. For example:

  • What do you think might happen next?
  • What do you like about this book?
  • Does this book remind you of any others you have read?
  • What do you think about this character and why?
  • What kind of story is this?
  • Can you find any describing words on this page?
  • Why do you think the author has used these words?
  • Can you spot any features to tell you that this is an information book?
  • If you could change anything about the book, what would it be and why?
  • Can you think of an alternative ending for the story?

Number Writing

Some children are a bit rusty with their number writing after the holidays. Practise writing numbers up to 100 and beyond (if your child is confident with 0-100).


We have been practicing counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Once your child is confident with this, start learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Describing Words

Help your child expand their vocabulary by encouraging them to describe lots of things around them when they are out and about. Using a thesaurus to look up new words is a great way to help them be more adventurous with their vocabulary choices.

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