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“I come that they may have life, and have life to the full!” John 10:10

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End of Year Expectations for Year 2:



  • Secure with year group phonic expectations.

  • Recognise simple recurring literary language.

  • Read ahead to help with fluency and expression.

  • Comment on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories.

  • Recount main themes and events.

  • Comment on structure of the text.

  • Use commas, question marks and exclamation marks to vary expression.

  • Read aloud with expression and intonation.

  • Recognise:

    • commas in lists

    • apostrophe of omission and possession (singular noun)

  • Identify past/present tense and why the writer has used a tense.

  • Use content and index to locate information.



  • Compare and order numbers up to 100 and use < > =.

  • Read and write all numbers to 100 in digits & words.

  • Say 10 more/less than any number to 100.

  • Count in steps of 2, 3 & 5 from zero and in 10s from any number (forwards and backwards).

  • Recall and use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 & 10 tables.

  • Recall and use +/- facts to 20.

  • Derive and use related facts to 100.

  • Recognise place value of any 2-digit number.

  • Add & subtract:

    • 2-digit nos & ones

    • 2-digit nos & tens

    • Two 2-digit nos

    • Three 1-digit nos

  • Recognise and use inverse (+/-).

  • Calculate and write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables.

  • Recognise, find, name and write 1/3; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4.

  • Write and recognise equivalence of simple fractions.

  • Tell time to five minutes, including quarter past/to.



  • Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.

  • Use expanded noun phrases to add description and specification.

  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).

  • Correct and consistent use of present tense & past tense.

  • Correct use of verb tenses.

  • Write with correct and consistent use of:

    • capital letters

    • full stops

    • question marks

    • exclamation marks

  • Use commas in a list.

  • Use apostrophe to mark omission and singular possession in nouns.

  • Write under headings.

  • Write lower case letters correct size relative to one another.

  • Show evidence of diagonal and horizontal strokes to join handwriting.

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