"You can make anything by writing." - C. S. Lewis
In Year Two, we aim to instill children with a life-long love of writing by carefully planning engaging lessons that are linked termly project focus. Our daily English lessons are usually taught around a class book or by genre, for example, character descriptions or non-chronological reports. The children also have a daily Phonics lesson in a group which is planned and taught according to their individual reading ability and needs.
During our writing sessions, we focus on one genre per unit of work. Together, we pick apart the features of high-quality texts to ensure our children are equipped with the knowledge, skills and vocabulary to then write and edit their own piece.
By the end of Year 2, we expect children to be able to:
Children who are ‘working towards’ the expected standard may not achieve all of these standards, and children who are working at ‘greater depth’ may achieve more complex writing standards.