year two english curriculum

Year 2 English Curriculum

year two english curriculum

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National Curriculum Standard Hands-On Education Activity
En2/1 Spoken Language
The objectives for Spoken Language are common across Key Stages 1 and 2.
    En2/1a listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
    En2/1b ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
      En2/1c use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
      En2/1d articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
        En2/1e give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings
        En2/1f maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
        En2/1g use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
          En2/1h speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
          En2/1i participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play/improvisations and debates
          En2/1j gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s)
            En2/1k consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others
              En2/1l select and use appropriate registers for effective communication
                En2/2.1 Word Reading
                  En2/2.1a continue to apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words until automatic decoding has become embedded and reading is fluent
                    En2/2.1b read accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far, especially recognising alternative sounds for graphemes
                      En2/2.1c read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same graphemes as above
                        En2/2.1d read words containing common suffixes
                          En2/2.1e read further common exception words, noting unusual correspondence between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word
                            En2/2.1f read most words quickly and accurately, without overt sounding and blending, when they have been frequently encountered
                              En2/2.1g read aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation
                                En2/2.1h reread these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading
                                  En2/2.2 Comprehension
                                  En2/2.2a develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
                                  1. listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
                                  2. discussing the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related
                                  3. becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales
                                  4. being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways
                                  5. recognising simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry
                                  6. discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
                                  7. discussing their favourite words and phrases
                                  8. continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
                                  En2/2.2b understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by:
                                  1. drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
                                  2. checking that the text makes sense to them as they read, and correcting inaccurate reading
                                  3. making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
                                  4. answering and asking questions
                                  5. predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
                                    En2/2.2c participate in discussion about books, poems and other works that are read to them and those that they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say
                                      En2/2.2d explain and discuss their understanding of books, poems and other material, both those that they listen to and those that they read for themselves
                                        En2/3.1 Spelling
                                          En2/3.1a spell:
                                          1. segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly
                                          2. learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which 1 or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones
                                          3. learning to spell common exception words
                                          4. learning to spell more words with contracted forms
                                          5. learning the possessive apostrophe (singular)
                                          6. distinguishing between homophones and near-homophones
                                          En2/3.1b add suffixes to spell longer words, including –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly
                                            En2/3.1c apply simple spelling rules and guidance, as listed in Appendix 1
                                              En2/3.1d write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs, common exception words and punctuation taught so far.
                                                En2/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
                                                En2/3.2a form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another
                                                En2/3.2b start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
                                                  En2/3.2c write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower-case letters
                                                    En2/3.2d use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters
                                                      En2/3.3 Composition
                                                      En2/3.3a develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:
                                                      1. writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)
                                                      2. writing about real events
                                                      3. writing poetry
                                                      4. writing for different purposes
                                                      En2/3.3b Consider what they are going to write before beginning by:
                                                      1. planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about
                                                      2. writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary
                                                      3. encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence
                                                      En2/3.3c make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:
                                                      1. evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils
                                                      2. rereading to check that their writing makes sense and that verbs to indicate time are used correctly and consistently, including verbs in the continuous form
                                                      3. proofreading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation (for example, ends of sentences punctuated correctly)
                                                        En2/3.3d read aloud what they have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
                                                          En2/3.4 Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation
                                                            En2/3.4a develop their understanding of the concepts set out in Appendix 2 by:
                                                            1. learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly (see English Appendix 2) , including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive (singular)
                                                              En2/3.4b learn how to use:
                                                              1. sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command
                                                              2. expanded noun phrases to describe and specify
                                                              3. the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form
                                                              4. subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)
                                                              5. learning the grammar for year 2 in English Appendix 2
                                                              6. some features of written Standard English
                                                              En2/3.4c use and understand the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 in discussing their writing and reading.

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