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Year 2 at primary school

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Welcome to Year 2 at primary school!

In schools in England, Year 2 is for children 6–7 years old, and is the last year of Key Stage 1. There will be a continued focus on phonics, while in maths your child will be introduced to fractions.

The end of the year sees the Key Stage 1 SATs – statuatory tests to check that your child is working at the expected level.

What to expect in Year 2

Grammar and science! Find out what your child can expect in Year 2.

What to expect in Year 2

English & reading in Year 2

The Year 2 curriculum for English and reading.

English curriculum for Year 2

Maths curriculum in Year 2

The Year 2 curriculum for maths.

Maths curriculum for Year 2

Key Stage 1 SATs

The National Curriculum tests or SATs can seem like a daunting part of your child’s education, but if you know what to expect, they don’t need to be scary for you or your child!

Recommended books for Year 2

Early readers

Practice phonics skills with these Stage 5 books from Read with Oxford.

Early readers for age 6+

Activity books

Develop core English and maths skills with Progress with Oxford activity books.

Activity books for age 6–7

Children's dictionaries

Find the right dictionary for your child.

Oxford Children’s Dictionaries

Children's fiction

Exciting books to help develop a love of reading.

Fiction for age 6+