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Year 2

End of year Age Related Expectations

Year 2

The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements children nationally should meet by the end of year 2.

All of the objectives will be focused on throughout the year as part of your child’s lessons. Any extra support you can provide in helping your child to achieve these expectations is greatly valued.

If you have any queries regarding these expectations or would like support in knowing how to help your child with these, please see the class teacher.



  • I can decode automatically and fluently.
  • I can blend sounds in words.
  • I can recognise and read alternative sounds for graphemes.
  • I can read accurately words of two or more syllables.
  • 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.


  • I can talk about and give an opinion on a range of texts.
  • I can discuss the sequence of events in books.
  • I use what I know 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 can find recurring language in stories and poems.
  • I can talk about my favourite words and phrases.
  • I can recite some poems by heart, with appropriate intonation.
  • I can answer and ask questions.
  • I can make predictions based on what I have read. I can draw (simple) inferences.


Grammar & Punctuation

  • I can use subordination and co-ordination.
  • I can use expanded noun phrases.
  • I can say how the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function.
  • I consistently use the present tense and past tense correctly.
  • I can use the progressive forms of verbs in the present and past tense.
  • I use capital letters for names of people, places, day of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
  • I correctly use question marks and exclamation marks,
  • I can use commas to separate items in a list.
  • I can use apostrophes to show where letters are missing and to mark singular possession in nouns.


  • I can write narratives about personal experiences.
  • I can write for different purposes, including real events.
  • I can plan and discuss the content of writing.
  • I am able to orally rehearse structured sentences.
  • I can evaluate my own writing independently.
  • I can proof-read to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation.



  • I can read and write all numbers to at least 100.
  • I recognise odd and even numbers to 100.
  • I can count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0.
  • I can define the place value of each digit in a 2 digit number.
  • I can compare and order numbers from 0 to 100 using the < > and = signs.
  • I can name the fractions 1/3, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 and can find fractional values of shapes, lengths and numbers.
  • I can recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10x tables.
  • I can add and subtract a 2-digit number and ones or tens.
  • I can add and subtract two 2-digit numbers.
  • I can add three 1-digit numbers.
  • I can solve problems involving addition and subtraction.


  • I can choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate length, height, temperature and capacity.
  • I can tell and write the time to 5 minute intervals.
  • I recognise and can use the symbols £ and p when solving problems.
  • I can describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
  • I can interpret and construct pictograms, tally charts, block diagram and simple tables.