Year 2

Our Autumn term IPC topics are:


The Stories People Tell

In English, the children will read fiction and non-fiction stories from different genres. Our Talk for Writing texts this term have been The Papaya That Spoke, King Midas (fiction) and How to make a dreamcatcher (non-fiction). Talk for Writing has been really powerful because it has enabled the children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version. It builds on 3 key stages:

Stage 1 – Imitation

Stage 2 – Innovation

Stage 3 – Independent application

In class we have been working towards the SATs tests, focussing on not only reading and writing, but on spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG). We will be concentrating on making sure that the pupils can write correctly punctuated sentences, and can answer questions about what they have read. We place great value on teaching pupils to read and love books. We follow the RWI Comprehension programme which includes 10 module books to create fluent readers and confident speakers.

In Maths, We have been using the White Rose Maths programme to help us meet objectives as we work towards the SATs tests. This term we have been learning to:

  • Count in steps of 2, 3, 4 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • Solve problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using the Singapore Bar Method and number lines
  • Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • Read and answer questions on data
  • Identify odd and even numbers and explain their properties


Mrs Begum

End of Year Expectations – Year 2