Year 2 Expectations

This page provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for year 2 children in our school.

The teachers have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.

If you have any queries regarding the content of this page or want support in knowing how best to help your child, please talk to your child’s teacher.


  • Secure with year group phonic expectations
  • Recognise simple recurring literary language
  • Read ahead to help with fluency and expression
  • Comment on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories
  • Recount main themes and events
  • Comment on structure of the text
  • Use commas, question marks and exclamation marks to vary expression
  • Read aloud with expression and intonation
  • Recognise: commas in lists, apostrophe of omission and possession (singular noun)
  • Identify past/present tense and why the writer has used a tense
  • Use content and index to locate information


  • Write different kinds of sentence: statement,question, exclamation, command
  • Use expanded noun phrases to add description and specification
  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but)
  • Correct and consistent use of present tense and past tense
  • Correct use of verb tenses
  • Write with correct and consistent use of: capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
  • Use commas in a list
  • Use apostrophe to mark omission and singular possession in nouns
  • Write under headings
  • Write lower case letters correct size relative to one another
  • Show evidence of diagonal and horizontal strokes to join handwriting


  • Compare and order numbers up to 100 and use < > =
  • Read and write all numbers to 100 in digits and words
  • Say 10 more/less than any number to 100
  • Count in steps of 2, 3 & 5 from zero and in 10s from any number (forwards and backwards)
  • Recall and use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
  • Recall and use +/- facts to 20
  • Derive and use related facts to 100
  • Recognise place value of any 2-digit number
  • Add & subtract: 2-digit numbers & ones, 2-digit numbers & tens, two 2-digit numbers and three 1-digit numbers
  • Recognise and use inverse (+/-)
  • Calculate and write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables
  • Recognise, find, name and write 1/3; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4
  • Write and recognise equivalence of simple fractions
  • Tell time to five minutes, including quarter past/to
Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

I am extremely delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to welcome you to Harrold Primary Academy.
Harrold Primary Academy is a happy, caring and supportive school. The Academy was formed on the site of Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School, opening its doors to the pupils aged 4 - 11 years in September 2017.
We are a small one form entry primary school, serving children from Reception to Year 6.

As a school, we are extremely fortunate to have a spacious school site with a Library, Science lab, Food Technology room and a team of dedicated staff who work hard to deliver exciting, engaging and enjoyable lessons for children at Harrold.

Our vision is that every child has the right to a high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe and stimulating learning environment. Children actively participate in learning by demonstrating a sense of readiness, where they take responsibility for themselves and the school environment. We help to build resilience in all our children by ensuring that the learning that they experience is a stepped approach with appropriate scaffolding and modelling in place to secure and build improved independent learning.

When children leave Harrold, they are well-equipped to continue achieving throughout secondary school and beyond.
We believe that close cooperation between home and school is essential, and we aim to keep parents as informed as possible about the progress being made by their children and ways in which they can support their children’s learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Harrold Primary Academy.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.


Debonair Brown

Head teacher