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English Support

In Year 2 we expect that all children can write in accurately punctuated sentences in sequence. Children should begin with a capital letter, use clear finger spaces and punctuate appropriately. Giving children opportunities for writing at home is a great way for children to practice the skills we are teaching at school and for them to become embedded. Children will be encouraged to write if they have some pens, pencils, crayons and paper to work with. You could encourage them to:

  • Write a shopping list
  • Write a letter
  • Write a post card
  • Keep a diary
  • Share what they have done over the weekend
  • Or create their own story

This will create a purpose for writing. Children will see that there are lots of things they can achieve independently.


  • Reading - Listen to your child read at least two to three times a week and focus on asking questions about the events/information, characters and language of the story/text. Encourage your child to read a variety of texts. Any child reading 25 times over a half term will receive a book prize from Mrs Rayner. All children will bring home a library book and their designated days to change their books are Monday and Friday.
  • Writing – Help your child to with their handwriting. It would be most beneficial for your child to also write at home, practising the cursive script we use in school. All children have handwriting lessons and can work towards achieving a pen licence.
  • Spelling- focus on the spelling rule and helping your child to learn the words using the Look Cover Write Check strategy or in any way that is beneficial to them. Your child will also be learning the curriculum words for their year group, including the zero tolerance words for their year. If you need another or extra copy, then please ask.