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Reading at home


Please read with your child every night for at least 10 minutes. Within this time, discuss the story together and ask questions to develop a good understanding of the story. If they have finished their book then please read a different book from home or visit the library. It is also really important that children regularly hear adults read stories to them to encourage a love of storytelling.


If you are stuck for books to read with your child then here is a list of books that we recommend.

Also to help foster a love of reading and to develop your child's skills you can visit this website.

Year 2 End of Year Expectations - Literacy


I am able to ask questions to get more information and clarify meaning.

I am able to explain ideas and concepts, showing understanding and comprehension.

I am able to decide when I need to use specific vocabulary.

I am aware that formal and informal situations require different language (beginning).

I am able to retell a story using narrative language and linking words and phrases.

I am able to hold the attention of people I am speaking to by adapting the way I talk.

I am able to understand how to speak for different purposes and audiences (beginning).

I am able to perform a simple poem from memory.





I am able to decode automatically and fluently.

I am able to blend sounds in words that contain the graphemes we have learnt.

I am able to read most suitable books accurately, showing fluency and confidence.

I am able to read aloud with expression and intonation.

I am able to talk about and give an opinion on a range of texts.

I am able to discuss the sequence of events in books and how they relate to each other.

I am able to locate information about a given topic.

I am able to use prior knowledge, including context and vocabulary, to understand texts.

I am able to retell stories, including fairy stories and traditional tales.

I am able to interpret non-fiction books which might be structured in different ways.

I am able to read for meaning and check that the text makes sense.




I am able to form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another.

I am able to use capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters.

I am able to use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.

I am able to orally rehearse structured sentences or sequences of sentences.

I am able to use subordination and co-ordination.

I am able to use expanded noun phrases.

I am able to write different kinds of sentences: statement, question, exclamation and command.

I consistently use the present tense and past tense correctly.

I am able to use the progressive forms of verbs in the present and past tense.

I am able to use capital letters for names of people, places, day of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’.

I am able to use commas to separate items in a list.

I am able to use apostrophes to show where letters are missing and to mark singular possession in nouns.