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Year 2 English

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Are you keen to keep up with what your child is learning in English lessons? You can, with our collection of fantastic Year 2 English worksheets, covering all the core literacy skills your child will master this year, such as working with a range of material, including non-fiction and poetry, writing stories with description, dialogue, good vocabulary and correct punctuation and starting joined-up handwriting.

You can also download KS1 SATs English papers to check your child's progress and help boost their confidence about these tests.


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Year 2 English: what your child learns
Are you keen to keep up with what your child is learning in English lessons? You can, with this guide to classes in Year 2.
Child reading
KS1 English SATs: what is tested in the Y2 assessments
KS1 SATs are no longer compulsory, but some schools may still choose to administer them. We explain KS1 English SATs learning objectives, plus how to support your child’s literacy learning at home.
Magic e and split digraph rule
What is ‘magic e’ or a split digraph?
The way children learn to spell using phonics and phonetic terminology can cause utter bewilderment to parents trying their best to help at home. Primary teacher Phoebe Doyle is on hand to explain the ‘magic e’, or split digraph.


Simple suffix wordsearch
Simple suffix wordsearch
Circle the common suffixes (word endings) in these words in RED. Circle the ‘root word’ (the main part of the word) in BLUE. Now can you find the words in the wordsearch?
Be a connectives spy worksheet
Be a connectives spy
Connectives or conjunctions are joining words. Can you spot the connective in each of the sentences below and circle it in red?
Writing a letter to a story character worksheet
Writing a letter to a story character
Use this letter template to write a letter to one of your favourite characters. Don’t forget to sign your name at the end!
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Year 2 English booster

Year 2 English Booster pack

Our Year 2 English Booster pack covers all the main literacy topics your child will learn in Y2 – perfect to help your child prepare for KS1 SATs at the end of the school year or revise key concepts over the long summer break. Writing 'Missing' posters for favourite toys, devising menus, reviewing books, filling story treasure chests, teaching aliens to brush their teeth and more – this learning pack is bursting with fun activities to boost literacy.

Year 2 English

Year 2 English Learning Journey

Discover a unique Learning Journey programme for Year 2 English. There are 40 worksheets in the progamme, that cover all the key topics in the English curriculum for Year 2. By following the programme, which closely mirrors what your child is being taught in school in Year 2, you’ll quickly be able to spot any topics that your child hasn't fully grasped and reinforce learning that is happening in the classroom at home. Your child will feel more confident in their own abilities and you’ll know you are giving your child the very best chance of succeeding in school.

Year 2 English progress check

Year 2 English Progress check

Working with phonemes to read and write, learning to spell high frequency words, using non-fiction texts and creating stories... literacy is demanding in Year 2. Check your child's progress and identify any areas they need extra practice in with our Y2 English Progress checks.

Our Y2 English Progress checks, prepared by a KS1 teacher, will help you identify any areas your child is having trouble with so you can support their learning at home. Each term’s test consists of 20 questions and a total of 20 marks. Allow your child around 20 minutes to complete the test.

KS1 SATs paper

Help your child prepare for KS1 English SATs

Explore the range of resources on TheSchoolRun to help your child get ready for the KS1 English SATs at the end of Year 2:

Spelling Made Magic
Spelling Made Magic

Spelling Made Magic is a brilliant resource bursting with a variety of games, activities and strategies that will get your child learning to spell in a way you've never imagined before, whatever their age or ability.

Together, you'll use all of your senses – sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste – and everyday objects such as chocolate cake and glitter to help your child remember the correct spelling of a word.

Spelling Made Magic was created exclusively for TheSchoolRun by author, teacher and (perhaps most importantly) mum, Clare Winstanley. Clare is an expert in spelling and literacy for children diagnosed with dyslexia. She has vast experience of working with children for whom spelling is a challenge... and with those who just need an extra boost.