Year 2 - Spring Overview



- Develop phonnics until decoding is secure
- Read common suffixes
- Read and re-read phonic appropriate books
- Read common 'exception' words
- Discuss and express views about fiction, non-fiction and poetry
- Become familiar with and re-tell stories.
- Ask and answer questions; make predictions
- Begin to make inferences


- Spell by segmenting into phonemes 
Learn to spell common 'exception' words
- Spell using common suffixes
- Use appropriate size letters and spaces
- Develop positive attitude and stamina for writing
- Begin to plan ideas for writing
- Record ideas sentence by sentence
- Make additions and changes after proof reading


-use . ! ? , and '
- use simple conjunctions
- Begin to expand noun phrases
- Use some features of standard English

Speaking and Listening 

- Articulate and justify answers
- Initiate and respond to comments
- Use spoken language to develop understanding



Number & Calculation

- Know 2, 5 and 10 times table
- Begin to use place value (T/U)
- Count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s
- Identify, represent and estimate numbers
- Compare and order numbers including < > and =
- Write numbers to 100
- Know number facts to 20 ( related to 100)
- Use x and ÷ symbols
- Recognise communtitive property or multiplication

Geometry & Measures

- Know and use standard measures
- Read scales to the nearest whole units
- Use symbols for £ and p
- Add/Subtract simple sums of less than £1
- Tell the time to the nearest five minutes
- Identify and sort 2D and 3D shapes
- Identify 2D shapes on 3D surfaces
- Use terminology of position and movement


- Find and write simple fractions
- Undersatnd equivalence of e.g. 2/4 = ½


- Interpret simple tables and pictograms
- Ask and answer comparison questions
- Ask and answer questions about totalling



Differentiate between living and non-living

Understand what helps plants to grow e.g. water, light, warmth

Identify the basic needs or animals and their offspring

Identify simple food chains and habitats

Identify and compare uses of different materials

Compare how things move on different surfaces.



Changes in living memory (linked to aspects of National life where appropriate)

Lives of significant historical figures, including comparisons of those from different periods

Significant local people

Learning about key events in History

Events of local importance


Art and Design 

Use a range of materials

Use drawing, painting and sculpture

Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Learn about a range of artists, craftsmakers and designers


Design and Technology 

- Design purposeful, functional and appealing products
- Generate, model and communicate ideas
- Use a range of tools and materials to complete practical tasks
- Evaluate products and own ideas
- Build and improve structure and mechanisms
- Understand where food comes from


Modern Languages

Listen and engage in speaking activities

Learn songs in Spanish

Answering questions in Spanish

Begin to develop appropriate pronunciation


Physical Education 

Master basic movements e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and coordination

Participate in team games

Perform dances using simple moves



Understand use of algorithms

Write and test simple programs

Use logical reasoning to make predictions

Organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data

Communicate online safely and respectfully

Recognise uses of IT outside of school



- Name and locate the worlds continents and oceans
- Compare local area to a non-European country
- Use basic vocabuarly 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.



Sing songs

Play tuned and untuned music instruments musically

Listen and understand live and recorded music

Make and combine sounds musically


Religious Education 

Explore Christianity by learning about:
The importance of beliefs during life events
The Bible as a collection of books

Explore Judaism by learning about:
Jewish family life and values.
People of faith & courage









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