In Year 2 children learn to:
- write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters;
- develop positive attitudes towards, and stamina for, writing, by writing for different purposes;
- consider what is going to be written before beginning by encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence;
- make simple additions, revisions and corrections to writing by:
1. proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation;
2. segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly; and
3. learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known; and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones.
- use the suffixes –er, –est in adjectives and –ly to turn adjectives into adverbs;
- construct subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but);
- use the correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout a written piece;
- use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences;
- use commas to separate items in a list.