Learning in the Core Subjects
St. Paul’s CE
End of Year Expectations
for Year 2
This page provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The staff have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year.
All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.
If you have any queries regarding the content of this page or want support in knowing how best to help your children please talk to your child’s teacher.
A Year 2 Reader
I can decode automatically and fluently.
I can blend sounds in words that contain the graphemes we have learnt.
I can recognise and read alternative sounds for graphemes.
I can read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same GPCs.
I can read words with common suffixes.
I can read common exception words.
I can read and comment on unusual correspondence between grapheme and phoneme.
I read most words quickly and accurately when I have read them before without sounding out and blending.
I can read most suitable books accurately, showing fluency and confidence.
I can talk about and give an opinion on a range of texts.
I can discuss the sequence of events in books and how they relate to each other.
I use prior knowledge, including context and vocabulary, to understand texts.
I can retell stories, including fairy stories and traditional tales.
I can read for meaning and check that the text makes sense. I go back and re-read when it does not make
I can find recurring language in stories and poems.
I can talk about my favourite words and phrases in stories and poems.
I can recite some poems by heart, with appropriate intonation.
I can answer and ask questions about the text.
I can make predictions based on what I have read.
I can draw (simple) inferences from illustrations, events, characters’ actions and speech.
Writing Targets - A Year 2 Writer
Targets in Spoken Language
MATHEMATICS TARGETS - A YEAR 2 MATHEMATICIAN
SCIENCE TARGETS - A YEAR 2 SCIENTIST
Targets in Safe Computing
A Year 1 and 2 Safe Computer User
Knowledge and understanding
I understand the different methods of communication (e.g. email, online forums etc).
I know you should only open email from a known source.
I know the difference between email and communication systems such as blogs and wikis.
I know that websites sometimes include pop-ups that take me away from the main site.
I know that bookmarking is a way to find safe sites again quickly.
I have begun to evaluate websites and know that everything on the internet is not true.
I know that it is not always possible to copy some text and pictures from the internet.
I know that personal information should not be shared online.
I know I must tell a trusted adult immediately if anyone tries to meet me via the internet.
I follow the school’s safer internet rules.
I can use the search engines agreed by the school.
I know what to do if I find something inappropriate online or something I am unsure of (including
identifying people who can help; minimising screen; online reporting using school system etc).
I can use the internet for learning and communicating with others, making choices when navigating
I can send and receive email as a class.
I can recognise advertising on websites and learn to ignore it.
I can use a password to access the secure network
Computing Targets - A Year 2 Computer User
Algorithms and programming
I can use a range of instructions (e.g. direction, angles, turns).
I can test and amend a set of instructions.
I can find errors and amend. (debug)
I can write a simple program and test it.
I can predict what the outcome of a simple program will be (logical reasoning).
I understand that algorithms are used on digital devices.
I understand that programs require precise instructions.
I can organise digital content.
I can retrieve and manipulate digital content.
I can navigate the web to complete simple searches.
I use technology respectfully.
I know where to go for help if I am concerned.
I know how technology is used in school and outside of school
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