Year 2

Children in this year group will have settled into school life. They are beginning to tackle number work including learning shapes, addition and subtraction. They will be having fun with paint, dough and glue creating all types of artwork.


As children enter year 2 they need to consolidate the work and topics covered in previous years. Real-life situations are used to help children understand and explain concepts.They should be familiar with numbers, shapes, patterns, counting, comparisons, money and time and will now explore all these aspects of maths in more depth. As usual, all children will understand and comprehend the work covered at a different pace. It is more important now that children are capable of working independently and with confidence and understanding. Multiplication and division will be introduced with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

There are many papers on Parents in Touch which will help your child be successful in all maths topics that they encounter. However, we have selected a cross section of papers below as a guide for you to ensure that your child is happy and enjoys learning. You can always follow up any work to reinforce learning by using some other papers from the site. 

Year 2 general maths paper
Word problems for Year 2
Fun maths for Year 2
Ideas for number for Year 2
KS1 maths revision for Year 2
Maths for Year 2 revision
Maths ideas for Year 2
Maths problems for Year 2
Mental arithmetic for Year 2
Mental maths for Year 2
Question paper on maths Year 2
Shopping costs for Year 2
Subtraction ideas for Year 2
Ordering numbers to 100 Year 2
Revision for Year 2
Year 2 maths
Year 2 mental maths revision test
Numbers Year 2
Mental arithmetic for Year 2 no 2
Mental arithmetic for Year 2 no 3
Mental arithmetic for Year 2 no 4
Maths reasoning paper for Year 2
Word problems Year 2
Multiplication for Year 2
Fractions for Year 2 no 1
Fractions for Year 2 no 2
Digital times for Year 2
Calculating times for Year 2
Time test for Year 2


Reading is an essential subject as it increases vocabulary, stimulates the imagination and helps children enjoy books. Reading helps children to spell well, use grammar correctly and use of adjectives and adverbs in their own writing. They will learn the correct use of tenses, commas and question marks as well as developing listening and speaking skills through group activities. High frequency words will continue to be learnt and phonics further developed. We have collated the pages below to aid your child with all aspects of English for this level. It is important to realise that all children mature in their learning at different rates so this is only a guide. 

Sounds like ay and igh Year 2
Spellng vowel sounds Year 2
ch and sh words for Year 2
z or s for Year 2
Year 2 reading test
Writing ideas for Year 2
Year 2 comprehension and grammar paper
Comprehension on railways for Year 2
Comprehension Winnie-the-Pooh Year 2
Dictation spelling passage for Year 2
English thoughts for Year 2
First and last letter spellings Year 2
Spelling and thoughts for Year 2
Spelling words for Year 2
Past tense for Year 2
Comprehension on birds Year 2
Purdy comprehension Year 2
Compound word spelling Year 2
Prefixes Year 2


Living things and their habitats Pupils should be taught to:
  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
Plants Pupils should be taught to:
  •  observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
Animals, including humans Pupils should be taught to:
  •  notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene
Uses of everyday materials Pupils should be taught to:
  •  identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
  • find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

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