The Curriculum and Home Learning in Reception and Year 2


In Year 2 our priority for developing language and English skills at home is to still try, as far as possible, to read daily with your child. Please note any comments or positive experiences in your child’s Reading Record Book. Daily reading will support your child in learning spelling and language patterns, improve their vocabulary and help them to develop comprehension skills through discussion of the text.

We hope all children are given the opportunity to read with an adult every day and take some time to talk about what they have read and ask/answer questions about the text.

Key Words

Key words are sent home to practise daily and children will be moved on when they are able to use and apply all words accurately in their work. Key vocabulary that relates to specific topics will also be sent home to practice reading and spelling.

Number Bonds & Times Tables

Number bonds and times tables will be sent home to practise and children will be tested regularly. Once your child has completed a set, they will move on to the next challenge where different times tables/number bonds will be sent home and tested in class. More information will be sent home when your child reaches this stage.


Children are set weekly homework via the MyMaths website. They will have a week to complete this. The maths may link directly with the maths they have covered during the lesson or be stand alone.

Year 2 Curriculum Maps