St Peter's CE School
St Peter's CE School
‘Invite, Include, Imagine, Inspire’ Our values this term are 'Joy and Love' The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22 Love your neighbour as yourself. Mark 12:31 Article 31 You have the right to play and rest.

Year 2


  • I can ask question to get more information and clarify meaning.
  • I can talk in complete sentences.
  • I can decide when I need to use specific vocabulary.
  • I can take turns when talking in pairs or a small group.
  • I am aware that formal and informal situations require different language (beginning).
  • I can retell a story using narrative language and linking words and phrases.
  • I can hold the attention of people I am speaking to by adapting the way I talk.
  • I understand how to speak for different purposes and audiences (beginning).
  • I can perform a simple poem from memory.




  • I can decode automatically and fluently.
  • I can blend sounds in words that contain the graphemes we have learnt.
  • I can recognise and read alternative sounds for graphemes.
  • I can read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same GPCs.
  • I can read words with common suffixes.
  • I can read common exception words.
  • I can read and comment on unusual correspondence between grapheme and phoneme.
  • I read most words quickly and accurately when I have read them before without sounding out and blending.
  • I can read most suitable books accurately, showing fluency and confidence. 


  • I can talk about and give an opinion on a range of texts.
  • I can discuss the sequence of events in books and how they relate to each other.
  • I use prior knowledge, including context and vocabulary, to understand texts.
  • I can retell stories, including fairy stories and traditional tales.
  • I can read for meaning and check that the text makes sense. I go back and re-read when it does not makes sense.
  • I can find recurring language in stories and poems.
  • I can talk about my favourite words and phrases in stories and poems.
  • I can recite some poems by heart, with appropriate intonation.
  • I can answer and ask questions.
  • I can make predictions based on what I have read.
  • I can draw (simple) inferences from illustrations, events, characters’ actions and speech.





  • I can segment spoken words into phonemes and record these as graphemes.
  • I can spell words with alternatives spellings, including a few common homophones.
  • I can spell longer words using suffixes such as ‘ment’, ‘ness’, ‘ful’, ‘less’, ‘ly’.
  • I can use my knowledge of alternative phonemes to narrow down possibilities for accurate spelling.
  • I can identify phonemes in unfamiliar words and use syllables to divide words.


  • I can form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another.
  • I can begin to use some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters.
  • I show that I know which letters are best left unjoined.
  • I use capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters.
  • I use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.



  • I can write narratives about personal experiences and those of others, both real and fictional.
  • I can write for different purposes, including real events.
  • I can plan and discuss the content of writing and record my ideas.
  • I am able to orally rehearse structured sentences or sequences of sentences.
  • I can evaluate my own writing independently




  • I can use subordination and co-ordination.
  • I can use expanded noun phrases.
  • I can say how the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function.


  • I consistently use the present tense and past tense correctly.
  • I can use the progressive forms of verbs in the present and past tense.


  • I use capital letters for names of people,  places, day of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
  • I correctly use question marks and exclamation marks,
  • I can use commas to separate items in a list.
  • I can use apostrophes to show where letters are missing and to mark singular possession in nouns. 
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