Writing - Year 2

Here are some resources to help support your child's writing during their time in Year 2.

Here you'll find all of the spelling rules and patterns that are taught throughout the year. Each week your child will receive spellings based upon each focus.

All the grammar and punctuation terminology your child needs to know can be found here. Click the link to download a glossary with examples.

This document shows all of the words on the Year 2 word list. Try to support you child in learning how to spell them and also how to use them in their writing.

Year 2 Writing

What should a great piece of writing look like in Year 2? Click on the picture below to download an example of how the different grammar and punctuation techniques can be used for maximum effect. 

Your child's teacher will be looking for the following features from a Year 2 writer. They will be expecting skills taught in Year 1 to be secure. 

Your child's writing should display the following skills:

  • write simply, but clearly and coherently, about real or fictional events;
  • use capital letters, full stops and question marks mostly correctly;
  • use past and present tense mostly correctly;
  • use co-ordination (e.g. and, or, but) and some subordination (e.g. when, if, that, because) to join correctly;
  • spelling many words correctly by breaking into sounds or making plausible attempts at their spelling;
  • spell many of the common exception words;
  • form all lower case letters, capital letters and digits 0-9 correctly, starting in the correct place and moving in the correct direction;
  • lower case letters, capital letters and digits 0-9 should be the correct size relative to one another;
  • use spacing between words.

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