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Year 2 programme

This suggested spelling programme can help children achieve the Primary Framework learning objectives from Strand 6: Word structure and spelling. The programme is designed to provide you with ideas and materials that can be used throughout the school year.

Spelling programme

This suggested spelling programme for Year 2 contains:

  • activities and approaches to use during whole-class sessions
  • extension activities for children who require extra work
  • practice examples of words for children to focus on.

Learning objectives

The Year 2 learning objectives are:

  • Spell with increasing accuracy and confidence, drawing on word recognition and knowledge of word structure, and spelling patterns, including common suffixes and use of double letters.
  • Read and spell less common alternative graphemes, including trigraphs.

Overview of teaching focuses: Year 2 to Year 6

Download the Overview of teaching focuses: Year 2 to Year 6 (PDF-100 KB) Attachments to see how the teaching focuses are organised across each year and what types of knowledge each focus relates to.

High-frequency words

Download the The first 100 high-frequency words (PDF-52 KB) Attachments and The next 200 most common words in order of frequency (PDF-50 KB) Attachments to find suggestions of words you could focus on during this programme.